http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...to-blast-nasa/Word has leaked out that in its new budget, the Obama administration intends to terminate NASA’s planetary exploration program. The Mars Science Lab Curiosity, being readied on the pad, will be launched, as will the nearly completed small MAVEN orbiter scheduled for 2013, but that will be it. No further missions to anywhere are planned.
If this is true, it is unbelievable! There is absolutely no way this can be allowed to happen. My personal favorite mission, Kepler, will actually not even be able to complete its 3 year mission. I propose that if this happens, we create a petition immediately to the White House using their system.
Any thoughts and suggestions on petition wording would be greatly appreciated, and it will need 25000 signatures. The faster 'we the people' can react an official announcement, the better. Occupy Space!