HOW LIKELY IS THIS: NASA TAKEN OVER BY PRIVATE SECTOR!

COULD DECISIONS BE MADE FOR THE SPACE AGENCY IN A PRIVATE BOARDROOM?

I’ve been hearing a rumor from a guy I really trust. He has been dead on with other stories but the latest kind of leaves me scratching my head. This source says he has business associates in Washington, D.C. who say there is a lobbying group that’s pushing to have NASA taken over by a private firm. Do you think such a thing could happen? However, he points to the privatization of Sallie May as an example of how this could happen. But we’re talking about the government turning over control of a $16 billion dollar budget. Could thousands of employees lose their jobs, be forced to re-apply or take a salary cut? How will this affect local governments and contracts currently in effect? Will decisions now be made from a private boardroom where American citizens have little say? There are just too many questions out there for me to swallow this one hook, line and sinker. However, I want to know how you feel about the theory that NASA could be taken over by a private firm. I know there are already lots of contractors already working with the agency but could a contractor take over the entire space agency? The Insite would like to hear your opinion!