Protecting local turf, part 1

In an op-ed in Monday’s Hampton Roads Daily Press, Rep. Jo Ann David (R-VA) goes to bat for aeronautics programs at NASA Langley. She argues that these aeronautics programs are more important to the nation’s economy and security than the Vision for Space Exploration: “Aeronautics funding is a matter of national security, and last time I checked, the planet Mars was not an emerging threat to United States security.” Indeed, much of her argument centers around the aeronautics advances made by NASA that have benefited the military; if so, perhaps the DOD should be spending more money on aeronautics research itself?

1 comment to Protecting local turf, part 1

  • Kevin

    Go ahead and cut government spending but not my program.. Sorry I think VSE is more important and I think that is what NASA should be doing.