December 30, 2011

ANDREW MALCOLM: More ‘change’: China plans manned Moon landings as U.S. rents seats on Russian rockets.

Actually, here’s where I have to defend Obama. The post-Shuttle transition could have been better-handled, but I’d rather have Obama’s policy — which goes beyond Russian rockets to a reliance on U.S. commercial space companies in place of the old government monopoly — than China’s, which is basically just a rerun of old NASA stuff. Space is one of the few policy areas where the Obama Administration has gotten things mostly right.