It wasn’t covered I didn’t see it in the U.S. press, but the Times of London has an article about the backdoor means the Obama Administration is using to shut down the Constellation program. I don’t know if we should be going, or if the current design and plans were the best choice. I do know we are an empire in decline.
May 1961 President Kennedy announces that he is setting the United States the goal of reaching the Moon by the end of the decade.
June 2010 President Obama follows up on plans to cancel additional funding of the program to return US astronauts to the Moon by 2020.
Without the skill and experience that actual spacecraft operation provides, the USA is far too likely to be on a long downhill slide to mediocrity.