Comments: GASP

I can't even pretend to not be excited about that. They're even talking about six months in lunar orbit. SIX MONTHS!

"I call this Earth orbit rendevous."

Von Braun was a smart guy after all, huh?

Posted by Jason at September 21, 2005 03:56 PM

As much as I loved the space program as a kid...and standing out in my yard on clear nights when I lived on the Space Coast watching launches in the early 90s...I have some sense of wonder if this is the right time to spend the kind of money we're talking about spending to make this so.

Maybe this is the fiscal conservative in me that says that we've got quite a bit on our plates here on Earth to be too concerned about gallavanting into space to visit a place we've been before. I understand that the intent is to establish a permanent base on the moon as a jump off point for places deeper in the solar system, but for crying out loud, we've got a war raging on this planet (against radical Islam), another war on poverty in this country (which we'd win if we just get people to act responsibly) and the challenge of turning back our clock to a time where our country was fiscally responsible enough not to spend more than it took in.

Yes, a return to space is an exciting idea...but is it time to put it into action at this point?

See you on the high ground!

MajorDad1984

P.S. For my critics, this should be proof enough that I'm man enough to think for myself. Do I love G.W. Bush being our president? Absolutely! Do I see him starting to do things that I vehemently disagree with? Absolutely. That's what makes this country great...well, just one of them actually.

Posted by MajorDad1984 at September 25, 2005 03:41 PM