Sen. Rockefeller to Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan: ‘I Am a Substantial Skeptic of Human Space Flight’

May 17, 2010 | 2:28 PM EDT
Democratic Senator John D. Rockefeller of West Virginia, the chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, said he is “a substantial skeptic of human spaceflight” and that not all outlets of American exploration are “glorious.”