Tim Pawlenty on Technology
Republican MN Governor
GINGRICH: NASA has become a case study in why bureaucracy can't innovate. We've had is bureaucracy after bureaucracy and failure after failure. NASA ought to be getting out of the way and encouraging the private sector.
PAWLENTY: I think the space program has played a vital role for the US.
Q: But can we afford it going forward?
PAWLENTY: In the context of our budget challenges, it can be refocused and reprioritized, but I don't think we should be eliminating the space program. We can partner with private providers to get more economies of scale and scale it back, but I don't think we should eliminate the space program.
GINGRICH: I didn't say end the space program. I said you could get into space faster & more effectively, if you decentralized it & got it out of Washington.
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