As he explained in the book Safe Is Not An Option and discussed in a USA Today article recently, Rand Simberg is campaigning for astronaut safety to be put into its proper perspective. A decision to push forward on a dangerous and difficult frontier is a decision to make that frontier more important than safety. He has opened a petition to Congress to push forward on the dangerous and difficult space frontier :
[ Link change: Rand decided it was best to move the petition to this page: Safety Cannot Be The Highest Priority In NASA Spaceflight – Safe Is Not An Option
The Onion reports on introducing realism into Space Camp : Modernized Space Camp Allows Kids To Simulate Frustration Over Lack Of Funding – The Onion.
More space policy/politics related links:
- NASA budget:
- NASA missions:
- U.S. military, national security agencies vexed by dependence on Russian rocket engines – The Washington Post
- House Passes Bill Ordering NASA To Cut First Class Travel, ‘Promptly’ Correct Errors – newsnet5.com Cleveland
- Event: Emerging Space Challenges – Res Communis – Scott Pace (GWU Space Policy Institute) and James Clay Moltz, Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:30 – 2:00 PM
* The John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 5-28-14 – Thespaceshow’s Blog – Batchelor and David Livingston talk with John Logsdon, former head of the GWU Space Policy Institute, about “U.S.-Russia space cooperation, NASA, RD180 engines, GPS, & more”.