Last evening, the Atlas V rocket carrying NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and sister payload Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on the start of its mission to take mankind back to the moon by the year 2020. The launch was heralded with hardly a mention in the media or the American public despite it being a major step in our space program. Read more here.
Meanwhile, the shut down of the Shuttle program continues.
As SFR writers, should we be concerned about the complacency shown toward space exploration?