From Nick Allen at Telegraph:
US President-elect Donald Trump is set to slash Nasa’s budget for monitoring climate change and instead set a goal of sending humans to the edge of the solar system by the end of the century, and possibly back to the moon.
According to Bob Walker, who has advised Mr Trump on space policy, Nasa has been reduced to “a logistics agency concentrating on space station resupply and politically correct environmental monitoring”.
Its funding has gone up 50 per cent under President Barack Obama. At the same time Mr Obama proposed cutting support for deep space exploration by $840 million next year. More.
Well, if They’re out there, We’ll find them.
See also: Rob Sheldon on science and the US election: “Tell your European colleagues not to flee America, but instead emigrate here, because there probably will be a lot of job openings available.”
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