Q&A Friday: NASA
Question: “Anyway John, what’s your opinion on NASA? Do you think we should continue to federally support it to ensure that America continues to lead in spaceflight, or do you hold the view that private organizations will do it for us?” — jchristopherfeng
Answer: I don’t have a problem with private organizations getting involved in spaceflight and I think it will eventually become more common, but it’s currently so expensive and difficult that the government is going to have to take the lead if it’s going to be done properly. And because of the scientific advances inspired by the space program, knowledge we’ve gained, and the move towards space based weapons, I believe the government needs stay on point in space.