Biden Cancels Space Exploration

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Biden Cancels Space Exploration

Post by Riddick » 03-31-2021 10:03 AM

During his administration, President Trump sought to reignite the same furor for 21st century space exploration that had existed during the Cold War-era Space Race.

In 2017 he signed a directive greenlighting the Artemis Program for crewed lunar exploration. Artemis would have returned astronauts to the Moon in 2024 to begin establishing a permanent moonbase. The lunar base would then serve as a jumping point for missions to Mars and beyond beginning in the 2030s.

One overall lasting impact arguably would be the US Space Force: With China’s aggressive ambitions and Russia weaponizing Earth’s orbit, the former President created an entirely new branch of the US Military.

America was retaking its first steps back into The Final Frontier. Or had it? After November 2020 a new administration was elected with a different vision that is much more ‘terrestrial’.

The new Biden Administration signed an executive order last month cancelling all further private space exploration, leaving the US government through NASA as the only official active American space program. The Washington Times explains:
  • Sadly, the visionary goal of getting Americans to Mars first came crashing down when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) which, under the Trump administration had allowed for SpaceX to conduct their important test flights, ordered Mr. Musk to cancel the Starship prototype test.

    It’s likely that the FAA’s decision to cancel the launch is part of a wider Biden administration effort undo the Trump administration’s vibrant space policy. Plus, former President Trump’s space vision explicitly aimed at countering advances made by China in space. It is unlikely that the Biden administration seeks to continue that policy, as the Biden team attempts to stabilize deteriorating relations with Beijing over the next few years.

    The Biden administration’s decision to increase regulations on the private space launch services sector and slow down their operations, as evidenced by the recent Starship launch cancellation, will only help China in its ongoing mission to defeat America in the new space race.
It’s not just SpaceX that has been affected. Virgin Galactic took a huge financial hit after the announced delays to their interplanetary ambitions. Even the Artemis Program and Mars One were all scrapped! And the Space Force is getting tacit lip service at best.

America’s Moonshot sequel was shot down over politics and TDS. Meanwhile, China and Russia are full speed ahead to infinity, and beyond.

There are none so asleep & oblivious to the real world as those who are & would be Woken.

"Inside every progressive is a totalitarian screaming to get out." - David Horowitz

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Re: Biden Cancels Space Exploration

Post by Doka » 03-31-2021 10:51 AM

Probably just as well, save the Universe, from the Evil that has bred it's self here.

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Re: Biden Cancels Space Exploration

Post by fos » 04-01-2021 06:18 PM

The evil left doesn't want the US to excel at anything.=Giving away space also gives away terrestrial air power and control of our digital lifestyle that depends on space technology.

Stolen elections have consequences. :(

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