Space Tourism … and Much More
Not sure if I’d agree with the fella much about general politics but have to admit he did a good job of representing himself and NASA in this (admittedly low ball questions) interview.
Agreed. Due credit to the Obama Administration for giving commercial space some legs…and to this Administration for giving it a chance to stretch them.
Yup. That’s exactly what I was thinking. Wish he wouldn’t make so many “the President” comments, but he almost seems to have a demeanor LESS politician-like than Bolden. Wouldn’t have guessed that.
His boss is addicted to ego stroking,
I think Bridenstine’s “the President” references are for the benefit of the old NASA hands over whom he is now titular chief. Mr. B seems, based on his early moves since taking office, to be looking to whip the plodding NASA horse into a gallop and he’s signalling that he’s got backing for this at the absolute top of the Administration – unlike poor twist-in-the-wind Charlie Bolden who seems to have been pretty much “Charlie Who?” to the White House insiders of the Obama administration.
See my reply to ajp above. I don’t think “ego stroking” has anything to do with it.
I think it sounds smart to start off with short term goals. Mars is still a ways away; who knows what rockets will be ready when the time comes