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NASA Apollo Astronaut Walter Cunningham says trust in NASA and science has been abused

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NASA Apollo Astronaut Walter Cunningham says trust in NASA and science has been abused

http://joannenova.com.au/2013/08/nasa-apollo-astronaut-walter-cunningham-laments-nasa-and-science/

Donn F. Eisele, Walter M. Schirra, Jr. and Walter Cunningham. Walter Cunningham is a fighter pilot and a physicist and was the Lunar Module pilot on the Apollo 7 mission. In a 263 hour mission in October 1968 the three astronauts covered four and a half million miles. Over forty years later, he describes how the public trust built by the astronauts and technical specialists who put man on the moon has been abused by opportunists. NASA and science has changed. … * * * Below are selected snippets of Larry Bell’s interview with Walter Cunningham: Those of us fortunate enough to have traveled in space bet our lives on the competence, dedication, and integrity of the science and technology professionals who made our missions possible…In the last twenty years, I have watched the high standards of science being violated by a few influential climate scientists, including some at NASA, while special interest opportunists have abused our public trust.” Many of NASA’s retirees have grown increasingly concerned that GISS, a NASA organization located in a midtown Manhattan office building, was allowing its science to be politicized, compromising their credibility. Our concern, beyond damage to the NASA’s exemplary […]Rating: 8.0/10 (2 votes cast)

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