John Kelly: Reality check on Obama space promises
“Let me be clear,” the president said, “we cannot cede our leadership in space. That’s why I am going to close the gap, ensure that our space program doesn’t suffer when the shuttle goes out of service.”
His goal was “making sure that all of those who work in the space industry in Florida do not lose their jobs when the space shuttle is retired because we cannot afford to lose their expertise.”
He promised a space program that would “help grow the economy right here in Brevard County and right here in Florida. That’s what we’re going to do.”
My point: The promise was neither ambiguous nor subtle. The campaign wanted voters here to know Obama was good for space and good for space jobs.
Now comes the question: Can he keep the promise?
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