I wish I could have said it as well. The one thing Dr. Murray left out was the utter failure of the government to allocate an appropriate amount of funds to the space agency.
Judging from the priorities of Congress, it’s apparently a better investment to dole out welfare checks than it is to undertake scientific research and space exploration. This is, of course, completely wrong. There are few more important objectives for America than establishing a leading position in space technology.