I am slightly disheartened since I have had an infatuation with the universe since I was a kid; with no delusions that I would ever be an astronaut (math is hard). This illustrates exactly what education statistics have shown us for decades; America is falling behind in science. The rocket design we have used until this point was designed largely by Werner Von Braun (a German) and most of our advances in nuclear technology were the result of research conducted by foreigners. Now, foreign scientists have little reason to come to America. I truly hope we get it together. It's sort of ironic that American astronauts will be hitching rides with Russian cosmonauts for the next few years.