It may sound odd, but I’m not too keen on the Bush administration’s new space initiative. On the surface it may seem like everything I’ve asked for from NASA (a coherent direction, emphasis on permanent Moon/Mars colonies). Unfortunately, at its core it suffers from the Bush syndrome: too much pork and not nearly enough direction or funding.
This Space Daily article sums it up much better than I could. I can only hope that once Kerry gets into office he’ll take the rhetoric and make it into a real space program.