While I am glad that it’s looking less and less likely that he’ll ever sit behind the desk in the Oval Office, I do have to commend Mr Giuliani for specifically bringing up COTS and commercial space transportation today in his op-ed article on FloridaToday.com:
We will maintain America’s technological advantage in space. We will send Americans back to the moon and onto the next great frontier in human space exploration: Mars.
We will support the Commercial Orbital Transportation Systems Program to stimulate important private entrepreneurial efforts in spaceflight.
We will expand private-sector access to Cape Canaveral launch pads. To help prepare astronauts for longer stays in space, we will fund the Space Life Sciences Lab.
While a decent chunk of his article amounts to little more than your typical political pandering, his statement about COTS isn’t your typical pandering–it isn’t really likely going to get him anywhere near as many votes in Florida as promising a couple billion to expedite Ares-I.
I just wish a candidate that I could stand voting for would say something like that…