It’s a day ending in “y”, boys and girls, and you all know what that means!
Time to bash NA$A!
Over the past 50 years, NASA’s Mission Control in Houston has undergone a number of upgrades, improving the technologies that support humans in space. The facility’s next renovation though, is notably focused on achieving the opposite — rolling back decades of changes to return its most famous room to how it looked when the first astronauts landed on the moon.
The Mission Operations Control Room, located on the third floor of the Christopher C. Kraft, Jr. Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Texas, is about to get a $5 million restoration to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and serve as an inspiration for the generations of visitors who come to see it on public tours.
$5,000,000.00? I wonder where that money is coming from? Trick question! Of course that money is tax dollars, what did you expect?
I understand the desire and even the need to preserve an important historical artifact such as Mission Control. But I look at the various ship museums around the country and note that the overwhelming majority were done with private donations and not funds that were stolen from us at (implied) gunpoint.
And again, this is for a museum. Just think what SpaceX could do with five million dollars.
It’s going to be a great day when NA$A is torched. I’m gonna bring hotdogs and s’mores.