It has not yet been confirmed if Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence is a “Trekkie” for invoking a Star Trek feature film at a rally in Cocoa, Florida, or if he was just repeating the commonly used term referring to space exploration.
“We all know that space is the final frontier…And just as we’ve always done before, America needs to lead the way on the final frontier.”–Gov. Mike Pence
Pence was speaking to supporters in Brevard County, a county fiscally decimated when President Obama decide to shut down NASA’s space travel program, where he said that the U.S. space program needed “new leadership and a new vision.”
“I’M GIVIN’ HER ALL SHE’S GOT, CAPTAIN!”
Pence also said that under a Trump Administration, NASA’s deep space exploration missions would be the focal point, and not on science that focuses on climate change.
“TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE…”
President Obama’s 2017 budget cuts future deep space explorations and focuses more on climate change, setting aside $2 billion for Earth Science Mission Directorate for global warming science.
“RESISTANCE IS FUTILE”
We can be more efficient, we can be more effective, we can use space dollars wisely…But we’re going to do it. We’re going to make the investments. And we’re going to create a brighter and boundless future for America, and a growing economy on the Space Coast for generations.”–Gov. Mike Pence (Florida Today)