"Trump's call for human space exploration is hugely wasteful and pointless"
My .02 cents:Americans really do not give a flip about HSF. They don't. They want their internet and phones. They want weather and technology. I have done a lot, (a lot), of surveys, campaigning, and retail politics over the past 18 months and NASA is never in the top 10.Now we get a screamer of an asteroid or comet things might change. So with that why would Donald J. Trump talk about space when all of his other issues, which he ran and won on, needed more time?NASA is not a priority for the people right now. I know I am in the minority here but frankly we should be pushing the commercial option. Commercial Rockets to LEO, assemble, and go. $2 billion a launch is a lousy way to go. I honestly thought we would have hit the tipping point but I guess it will be 2018.It is what it is.Fly the Donald to JSC for a speech where we will use ULA, Spacex, and Bigelow to do some neat things in CIS Lunar.