Obama To Merge Civilian and Military Space Programs?

January 4, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – In a new move to help to further solidify American orbital dominance in the wake of a rapidly progressing Chinese space program, President-Elect Barack Obama has released plans to possibly merge NASA and the Pentagon Space Program, effectively removing the barriers between the U.S. civilian and military space programs.

It is hoped that a joint collaboration, known as Constellation, will allow for more progress in what seems to be another Space Race on the horizon, and if implemented, the measure will take place by 2010, the year out shuttle programs ends.  Meanwhile the space shuttle program is due to end in 2010, and NASA will have to use its Russian counterpart as a taxi service to shuttle American astronauts to the International Space Station for the next 5 years.

Michael Griffin, the head administrator of NASA, has always been a strong supporter of the idea of a joint space program, but rumors of tension between himself and the Obama transition teams over budget cuts have been making their way into the press.

More details are set to be released after the inauguration later this month.


One Response to “Obama To Merge Civilian and Military Space Programs?”

  1. DS on January 4th, 2009 3:53 pm

    Ain’t that great! We’ll show them Chinese.
    This sure does compensate for the fact that we owe them $650 Billion.

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