'I don't think our kids are watching the space shuttle launches'
“NASA has lost focus and is no longer associated with inspiration. I don’t think our kids are watching the space shuttle launches. It used to be a remarkable thing. It doesn’t even pass for news anymore.” Barack Obama at a town hall meeting at Casper Recreation Center, Wyoming, 7 March “As president, I will act to ensure our astronauts will continue to explore space, and not just by hitching a ride with someone else.” John McCain press release, Arlington, Virginia,