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Mission control -- NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.
Celebrating early this morning when the curiosity -- rover landed safely on Mars.
NASA dubbed the effort to land curiosity seven and it's -- terror.
Because it required the largest supersonic Bershard.
Ever deployed in space never before tried acrobatic maneuvers -- improbable imaginative maneuvers.
And the flawless firing of seven.
Adding to all the suspense.
Because -- two and a half billion dollars so there was a lot of terror and -- expensive more than eight years to design it to build.
And don't watch the one time Karzai's curiosity rover.
The roll over and now she began when they expect to be two years of exploration.
Searching for signs of life and elements needed to support life and probing the geology the chemistry.
Of the red.
Shortly after landing President Obama really.
-- the statement saying quote.
Ten -- success reminds -- that our -- not just in space.
But here on earth.
On continuing to invest wisely.
In the innovation.
And basic research.
That has always made our economy -- envy of the world.
But -- up there mister president if that's the case.
Why has your administration slash funding for Mars exploration.
Primarily six well 590 million dollars 590.
-- dollars for Mars exploration.
I think about it we're talking about buying.
Trillion dollar plus deficits.
Over the course of these last part fiscal years.
And cutting -- to 360.
And 40% reduction.
In we're getting we're getting comments about.
In best thing.
Essentially -- by the way folks just so you know the effect of this is to stop to joint ventures.
With the the European Union space program.
And and Mr.
President you've cut NASA's budget almost every -- -- term profits.
President a lot more can happen if you weren't cutting public I mean those are pretty words congratulating everybody in everything.
But here's the reality.
You got trillion dollar lots.
And you're cutting 40%.
A -- space exploration.
I agree I mean we're not the smartest folks in this country surely.
But we're not Saddam that we can be told to get all excited about and this money investing in the future in space -- our president.
What he's cutting and gutting the very program.
That he is -- -- delayed.
This gets well curiouser and curiouser by may say Mr.
President the -- is a curiosity program is a success.
For the businesses that you so derive business playing an integral part over the past eight years curiosity.
Has supported about -- you're ago 7000.
And by the way -- curiosity to Mars was a partnership that involves some of the best known.
Companies -- acknowledging in business and -- wind river Intel.
They supply the systems for the rover it's real real time operating systems Boeing.
Born for crying out loud.
-- even on jobs and competitors -- might have given how little you know.
-- -- least of all morning bill curiosities.
Nuclear power generator.
Defense contractors Lockheed Martin.
Why I mean I could go through bullets Lockheed -- pal account tech systems major partners in the mission general dynamics made the deep space transponder.
That all -- the rover.
And the entire program to communicate with NASA as it was approaching Mars -- -- -- it is there.
Pioneer Aerospace Corp.
made the parachute that.
Helps the spacecraft descent for landing and it worked perfectly -- out of gencorp.
It may be engines that -- of the rover during the final seconds.
Just before landing.
President how can you possibly with a straight face.
-- and the American people that.
As you cut NASA spending.
You didn't even mention the role business and then you told us how important exploration was and you look forward to future success even issue hot.
The program a 40%.
If I may say.
It's pitiful politics and it's even worse leadership.
And it's no way -- -- Where no man.
Has gone before.
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