Washington (dbTechno) - According to the latest reports, NASA and President-elect Barack Obama are not seeing eye to eye on one major topic. Obama reportedly wants to end the Ares rocket program, and keep the current space shuttles around a bit longer.
The transition team of Barack Obama has been working on what to do with NASA due to the major budget issues the space agency is facing.
In Obama does indeed decide to end the Ares program, NASA will have no way to get astronauts up into space.
NASA has had several issues with the program as they have been trying to build the Ares rockets for some time now.
Their issues have resulted in them going way over budget in the long run.
Obama has never announced a clear stand on what he wants to do with the Ares program, but the possibility is there that he will delay the program completely.
This is not going to sit well with the American people, as Obama stated during his campaign that he was in favor of space goals.
These included NASA getting a man on the moon by 2020, as well as a base on the moon, and a manned mission to Mars.
If Obama decided to scrap the Ares rocket program, we can forget about all of this.