Many are excited for the policy change. NASA administrator Charles Bolden was quoted saying, “The 21st Century course that President Obama has set our agency on will foster new industries that create jobs, pioneer technology innovation, and inspire a new generation of explorers through education—all while continuing our fundamental mission of exploring our home planet and the cosmos.”(Foust) Another reason people are excited for the change is because they had doubts regarding the practicality surrounding the Constellation Program’s goals and deadlines. Many experts estimated that putting another astronaut on the moon would not be viable until 2028, eight years short of the 2020 target date. One expert was quoted saying the problem with the Constellation Program was “that success was not one of ...
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