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rd95  ·  467 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mars is awful

goobster  ·  467 days ago  ·  link  ·  

And yet, before that, he stated that NASA's budget was oversized and largely wasted, and he plans to cut all Earth Science programs, and he's super-excited to outsource more work to the likes of SpaceX... so that he can cut the budget further.

He has talked positively about space exploration, yes, but at every turn he also speaks of cutting NASA's excessive budget and outsourcing the majority of the work to contractors. So while he says "Yay Space!", he also says, "Boo NASA budget."

Rubio and Cruz are working on legislation to undermine Trump's efforts to defund NASA with their NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2016, to protect particular high-profile projects within their states, but ... as with everything Trump, it can change 180 degrees between dinner and breakfast, if he starts tweeting out bullshit about Boeing again, for example...