Or will a lack of leadership condemn America to retreat to second place. To watch as other nations reach for the stars and reap the rewards of jobs, investments, inventions, high tech leadership, national pride and so much more. Those truly are the stakes.
The 2012 presidential candidates have not yet developed their positions on space. Some have stated America must continue to lead in space but have not provided any details.
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Here's where you can make the difference. Contact the campaigns. If you get the opportunity to meet any candidates or their staff, ask them to support a bold space program. Send them emails, sign up for campaign events where you may meet them or their staff. Pass the word to your friends to do the same, and post this everywhere! Post replies you get from candidates and your elected representatives on this page and our Facebook page.
- Rep. Michele Bachmann www.michelebachmann.com http://bachmann.house.gov/
- Speaker Newt Gingrich www.newt.org
- Gov. Jon Huntsman www.jon2012.com
- Rep. Ron Paul www.ronpaul2012.com http://paul.house.gov/
- President Barack Obama www.barackobama.com www.whitehouse.gov
- Gov. Rick Perry www.rickperry.org www.governor.state.tx.us
- Gov. Mitt Romney www.mittromney.com
- Sen. Rick Santorum www.ricksantorum.com
A complete list of candidates is here: wikipedia.org.../United_States_presidential_election_2012
Contact your Senators and Representative, as well as all candidates.
The space program is very popular with the public. Some recent polls which you can link to and use to inform candidates:
- New IBOPE Zogby Poll: 6 in 10 Disagree With Ending Space Shuttle and Fear Others Will Surpass U.S. in Exploration
- New CNN Poll: Most Americans still want U.S. dominance in space
- New Sachs/Mason-Dixon Poll: Americans Want Space Program to Continue
- New IBD/TIPP Poll: 78% important for U.S. to maintain its leadership in space exploration
- New Pew Research Poll: 58% of Americans Say Space Program "Essential," Americans support US space leadership even in difficult economic times
- 2009 Poll: Americans Place High Value on Space Exploration
- 2009 Gallup Poll: Majority of Americans say space program costs justified
- 2006 Gallup poll--Americans strongly support space exploration
Pass the word! Blog it, Facebook it! Email your list! Let's get some action going! You can link to this article, and similar postings are on our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/SaveMannedSpace
Read in the COMMENTS link for this posting the statements sent by the Perry and Gingrich campaigns.
(photos credit NASA)