Easter Sunday found us in Huntsville, Alabama at the Space and Rocket Center on another beautiful sunny spring day. The South is all decked out in its spring finery, which includes red, white, and blue. This is the first of two rallies we’re doing today — next stop: Nashville Tennessee. Joining us for these two rallies today is Victoria Jackson, formerly of Saturday Night Live. Victoria is a huge hit at our rallies and we’re delighted to have her with us today.
Many of the Huntsvillians who came today work for NASA or have family members, friends and neighbors who do. Many others work for the companies that are contracted to do work for NASA on the shuttle program and newer programs like the Constellation and Aries projects that are facing deep cuts from the Obama Administration. These folks who have worked their entire careers to ensure America’s pre-eminence in space are dismayed at what the Obama regime is doing to our space program.
Earlier this year, Richard Shelby, a Republican from Alabama, whose district includes the Marshall Space Flight Center, took the administration to task for its plan.
“The President’s proposed NASA budget begins the death march for the future of U.S. human space flight. The cancellation of the Constellation program and the end of human space flight does represent change — but it is certainly not the change I believe in,” Shelby wrote in a statement. “Congress cannot and will not sit back and watch the reckless abandonment of sound principles, a proven track record, a steady path to success, and the destruction of our human space flight program.”
I’ll let the pictures tell the Huntsville story…