SEE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/...rid7|htmlws-main-bb|dl1|sec1_lnk3&pLid=476003 It appears that one more issue will surface in the 2014 elections, as the GOP can now question the DNC President for cutting back on manned space exploration. Obama depending solely upon the us and Russia's cooperation to work together in space, especially the ISS, has no come under great concern as Putin takes action to limit the US to use of rockets, and in bring the ISS to a close in 2020. Maybe this is one reason Obama was hesitant to take strong action against the ruskies over the Ukraine. Nevertheless, whatever the reasons(s), the truth is we are being held hostage by Russia when it comes to manned space exploration! Maybe private enterprise will make its way to the front and be the best thing since apple pie and ice cream, but until then, Pbama should never have put an end to NASAs manned exploration in space! Now we have nothing.