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Obama administration wants to put my company is at the forefront the US space exploration captain -- -- an Apollo seventeen commander.
And the last man to walk on the moon flat -- -- -- pushing against the Obama and captain.
Is doing right now have been thinking so much for joining us on happy hour.
And big question there is so camp accompanied move -- forward it the way that.
We're out eventually they -- I think that we go hand in hand with -- for some number of years maybe even a decade in the future.
We have a young a lot of young right Oxford murders and singers -- -- a private sector reward good.
We're talking about.
You know that started long before and -- -- you were born this matter back.
I walked from New Hampshire before you were born.
But let it it's taken out a half a century to mature to get where we -- the -- along the way.
We paid a price -- -- you will not just in dollars and lives and commitment and dedication a lot of people.
That doesn't happen overnight you can build a piece a hardware.
When you talk about man ratings make it safe for humans make it available we're going to face.
That's another story and it's going to happen.
But the timing is not yet right.
So governor that would.
Would -- I guess the question -- what's the alternative do you think that we need to even increase the budget and tax people.
But you know it's tax -- here do you wanna tax the American people more so that we should invest more in space.
From the government instead of the private sector.
Well the investment -- -- -- -- went up where we go to the private sector to give us some kind of -- Earth orbit first of all that's not exploration methods of getting an earth orbit to exploit the use of the face station for instance.
We're gonna pay the price anyway and we're probably gonna play two or three times as much as -- we continued on what constellation.
Private sector isn't good business to make a profit and the only way they can make a profit is raise the price and -- NASA and we're gonna head up subsidizing that program.
They can't raise -- about private funds.
We get involved and high risk program like getting in his base for eventually getting the -- fifth fifth map the way it works.
So captain and I -- US an astronaut are opposed to -- the presidents.
New NASA plan whereas Buzz Aldrin and one of your colleagues.
Supports the F president's new mission.
For NASA I mean.
Can't talk about the different -- I think the perception is that the president is eliminating the NASA program completely which is not the case.
He's he's basically thinking there's a better way to do it -- not.
Focused on this moon mission but maybe Mars mission in other missions why don't you think that's a good idea.
Well because he has that.
It didn't have a better way to do it.
What is what is kid and he's not he's talking a potential -- going to bars and may be -- fifty when my build a new booster there's.
There's nothing definitive than he does get everything is a potential possibility.
Yes I someday we'll go to -- has no question in my mind.
We've got a program on the board right now called constellation.
Which can -- hinted that kind of capability.
And we talk about developing technology don't put people in a room and say let's let's let's -- discover new boundaries that's like.
Putting people room and same goal to win the lottery it just it.
There's nothing definitive about it program and if there's a penny if you can find a penny net budget for the firm from going to Mars.
Then I'll be the first to listen but if you look at all these uses -- word vision.
Very loosely way -- a vision had to do this division to do that division today.
When you add up all those visions that division to nowhere as far as I'm concerned that if you look at the number of my colleagues who were not there.
At that that Kennedy Space Center today vs that one or two that were there that might tell you how we feel.
Well captain you -- a letter to the media along with your colleagues including Armstrong.
I think that this.
-- more then just the moon program actually you wrote that.
USA at the US is aren't you likely to be on a long downhill slide to mediocrity.
Hi if this continues.
Secretary we thought nick Armstrong Jim -- and I thought about.
That a long time there's about three or four.
-- to put a letter to get it to be able to express our opinion so I wouldn't be misinterpreted.
We look at our choice awards very very carefully we wanted to make a statement as -- I'll.
We felt weasel words like devastating -- -- second or third rate nation and we felt that warning we do feel that way.
Because for fifty years.
The space program is one of those things there's -- but it's one of those things that has kept America the finest strongest.
Highest technology most respected nation in the world.
And anything less and that is not going to be good for the American people -- we're just not a time last question for anybody here it's 1850 will we have been on Mars.
Well you bet you and I tell every one of those young kids and third and fourth grade.
You know someone gave me we talked about having to shoulder your job -- giants to stand -- as we reach for the stars.
It's our turn to be on the shoulders of giants for those young kids so they can reach for their star and Mars and want to start you'll see it -- -- 2050.
Hey man -- captain James -- was the last person to walk on the moon -- he wants somebody.
To take that title -- -- -- this -- and thank you very much thank god you are happy hour.
Right do I ever had to do I ever and -- I was born a generation consumer and I think.
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