It's entertaining to watch all the shitlibs froth at the mouth and lose their minds merely because Ronald Reagan was mentioned for any reason. You're still pissed your side lost the Cold War, aren't you?
Reagan supported the development of "Space Station Freedom," but as happens with all post Apollo space programs, it ran into cost overruns, various conflicts of interests (science, DoD, etc...) and never really got fully funded. The project eventually got merged with other space station projects, scaled down, and with the addition of the Russian Space Agency became the ISS.
It's unfortunate that once again a discussion on slashdot got dragged into the ideological quagmire. damn_registrars' post was inflammatory. But saying Reagan conceived the ISS is a stretch. Just like saying Al Gore invented the Internet. Of course Al Gore never claimed to invent the Internet and Reagan never claimed to have conceived the ISS.
Now if want to see an equal but opposite reaction, mention Al Gore in a summary.