Let me repeat, there are always two sides to any story. This is good news for all you space enthusiasts and people who frequent this Space Report blog. It is like what President Obama said in his State of the Union speech: The people who think America is no longer a dominant global player are so wrong. The more I read and talk to people, the more I realize how true this is.
In other words, it is perception and the same can be said for all talk about the demise of NASA and space exploration. The dollars that NASA receives may have dwindled, but we all know that the companies or governments that spend the most money on any venture are not necessarily the ones who stand to profit the most.