Not really. Obama is going to mothball the Shuttle program and the Constellation program which would have sent people back to the moon. Who is defending the shuttle program? Kay Bailey Hutchison, that's who. What the hell has happened to the nation when the Republicans are defending science?
I find her support disingenuous. She obviously isn't standing up for science, she is trying to keep jobs in her state. I'll take it, though. I don't care if the pope is lobbying for NASA, as long as they get the money to continue their exploration programs.
Wait a minute. Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't Senator Hutchison from Texas, the state that continuously equates science with skull-fucking puppies?