Sensenbrenner Questions Administration's Shortsighted NASA Policy
December 12, 2012
"Now by cancelling the Constellation Program, NASA has lost international partners who supported a mission to the Moon," Sensenbrenner said. "President Obama took a "been there, done that" approach. But we haven't been there in 40 years, and the international partners who would have helped us have never been there. If we cannot lead the world in space, China and Russia will inevitably fill the void we left behind. That will have a trickledown effect on the number of people we train as scientists and engineers to keep America's preeminence not in space but in practically everything else."