Yea, but see, this MUST become both available and feasible. If it's "logistically unfeasible" than it's guaranteed, absolutely guaranteed, that humans will be exterminated by an asteroid collision, and it could be in the near future.
Apophis is scheduled to make its first pass in 2029, and its second in 2036. There is a tiny, and I mean tiny, keyhole that it could pass through in Earth's gravitational pull that could readjust its orbit just enough so that when it comes by in 2036, it could hit us.
Now, this asteroid is far from a world ender because it ain't big enough, however, it's going to get closer than any asteroid since we've had the space program and measured such things.
I am thinking that maybe finally, finally, someone high enough in the government go the hint that this is a very real threat and is taking it seriously now.
I am probably the biggest proponent of the space program that anyone will find. I truly think it's the most noble thing our government has ever done in creating and running such a program that explores the universe - really, if you have any love for pure knowledge, the more intensely you love the idea of the space program.
Now, maybe they're realizing that not only is it the key to the past, but also the only hope for the future.
All that being said, the language is curious in the article but that could be just the reporter being a doucher and trying to make it interesting.