And this stunt cost taxpayers stupid amounts of money for a totally pre-scripted event - one done simply for the backdrop and to satisfy some egos. All of NASA HQ was raided to pay for this and other NSpC dog and pony shows. https://t.co/gKj1bZ8atB— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) October 6, 2021
Keith's note: It is rather strange that the NASA History Office decided to remind people of these lavish National Space Council photo ops - events that often bordered on campaign rallies (like the one at KSC) - that NASA was forced to put on by the Trump Administration. Money to pay for these things was squeezed out of everyone's program pockets at NASA HQ and elsewhere. Let's hope that the Biden White House does not prompt their version of the National Space Council to go for optics instead of substance.