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Andrew Hornback,
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4/20/2012 | 2:16:07 AM
re: Google, Tech Execs Accelerate Space Privatization
Why is NASA dumping money into these organizations, private companies with the goal of capitalizing on being able to put humans into Earth orbit when they can't do it themselves and especially when these organizations are backed by people capable of funding these ventures very, very well? Doesn't make much sense.

I'm all for space travel and exploration (having worked on a project involving the Hubble Space Telescope in my earlier days), but in these days of budget and program cuts at NASA I fail to see why NASA is involved in these commercial ventures. Or is this simply the first in a series of steps towards privatizing NASA?

Maybe someone should ask Administrator Bolden that question.

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