Florida Today’s Flame Trench blog relates a priceless quote from Mike Griffin, during questions for the New Horizons launch.
After being asked multiple times if the Space Science budget, and science probes like New Horizons, were going to be ‘whacked’ to provide funds for human missions, Griffin replied:
“We are not whacking the space science program to pay for human exploration. This is not The Sopranos. We don’t whack anything.”