Today is the 48th Anniversary of the Moon landing, yet we haven’t taken another small step after that.
Oh, sure. We sent Vikings 1 and 2 to Mars and Pioneers 10 and 11 are out of the solar system, and we have the International Space Station, but we ended the shuttle program-which means we pay the Russians $81 million per person every time we want to send Americans to space (source:http://www.businessinsider.com/space-travel-per-seat-cost-soyuz-2016-9) .
Good call, George W. Dumbass.
Oh? You thought that was under Barack Obama? You poor insolent, inbred racist, you! It was that fucking cowboy who killed the shuttle program in 2004. I’m sorry, but you can’t blame the black president for that one, either.
If I had a penny for every white conservative who blamed President Obama for killing that program, I could run for president and reopen Andersonville so that I could throw all the right-wing liars in there.
What we should really do is send a shuttle to the International Space Station, where the ISS serves as a depot, either for flights to a base on the Moon or to Mars, but why do that when we can waste money on another war that we can’t afford, right?
It’s the classic way to send America down for the count-like Donald Trump is doing right now.
I grew up in a time when people talked using space colonies as a way to solve overpopulation on Earth.
Enter Ronald Reagan-who “forgot” all about it.
We then decided to waste our money on war in the 1990’s with the Gulf War and later with the Iraq War-and Trump wants to go to war with North Korea?
Newsflash, Wigboy! You need money for war, and you want to cut taxes for the rich!
At least Richard Nixon and Jerry Ford knew well enough to keep the next generation of American children inspired through the space program-it distracted their parents from the money being wasted on the military industrial complex!