Is the Private Sector Good or Bad for Nasa? Essay

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Is the Private sector good or bad for NASA? April 9, 2012 It was a brisk clear morning July 8th 2011 and the space shuttle Atlantis was preparing for it final 12 day mission to deliver supplies to the international space station. At 11:29am the engine roars and a ball of flame explodes from the bottom of space shuttle Atlantis. The space shuttle starts moving upwards towards the sky into its final mission. As the space shuttle soared out of sight and into space it almost seemed like the end of era, but why was this NASA’s last mission, (Marci Dunn 2012)? The answer to that question lies with the government and the budget for next year. President Obama has proposed major budget cuts for the government’s space program called NASA, which is short for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. These budget cuts will cause NASA to halt manned missions to the moon and drastically put a dent in NASA’s space exploration program. It sounds like all may be lost and mankind may never be able to, as Captain Kirk off of the popular TV show Star Trek would say “Boldly go where no man has gone before”. There is a solution to keep NASA exploring the vast depths of space and it lies in the private sector. Turning certain space programs over to the private sector will free up funds, be cheaper for NASA and give hope to America that our space program is not dead. Now before we go into detail why the private sector will save NASA let us take a look at why NASA should be saved. NASA was founded in July 29 1958 and immediately became the world’s leader in space exploration ever sense that faithful day when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. The Apollo 11 mission lead by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon on July 20 1969. It was a huge mile stone, because during that time America was in cold war with the Soviet Union and they were also trying to put a man on

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