Obama Kennedy Space Center Visit (201004150007HQ)

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    President Barack Obama waves farewell after speaking at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Thursday, April 15, 2010. Obama visited Kennedy to deliver remarks on the bold new course the administration is charting to maintain U.S. leadership in human spaceflight. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

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    1. Arjen Stilklik 49 months ago | reply

      I prefer a honor guard for him instead of those security guys, a pity that they are needed.

    2. markhellewell 49 months ago | reply

      Thirded, very sad

    3. ej877 49 months ago | reply

      I feel better knowing he's well protected.

    4. jdhouse4 22 months ago | reply

      The Secret Service agents you see are always with the President, Honor Guard or no Honor Guard. To attend this event, you had to be an Obama supporter, so it wasn't that the Secret Service detail was more in need at this time than any other. But the restricted attendance did mean a small crowd.

      This speech was a real hallmark for the President. Not two months earlier, he canceled Constellation, the only follow-on program that NASA had. All of the people at KSC were quite literally looking at the guy who fired them. Not to fear though; the President did not even try to meet or talk to his NASA people. In fact, he arrived at the speech via the back roads at KSC. And when he finished, the President went to hang-out with Elon rather than his own NASA employees.

      If there was one event that displayed this individual's, and his staffs', arrogance, one that sealed the President's loss of control in space policy, this might very well be it. Not only do we now have de facto Constellation, but the President hasn't even taken the effort to name a destination, as he committed to once.

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