Newt Gingrich has been attacked for his grandiose ideas about creating a lunar colony. Today, Kennedy is considered one of the best Presidents in history. Can America be great again and go back into space? I am shocked that the media is giving Newt a hard time and not even considering his ideas. They are the ones that are tired of all the oil wars. Do you know what will stop this? Mining the Moon!!!! Kennedy did the same thing and is seen as one of the best Presidents in history even though he had a questionable past with the bootleggers. I copied this from one of the comments from the article because it illustrates my point clearly:
What a lot of the anti-space crowd doesn't understand is that we shipped out / sold out the technology and tooling that we had developed in the USA that supported middle class jobs. Television, microchips, computers, calculators, wireless phones, DVD players, IPODS. That technology is gone for good now, in China, Vietnam, Korea, etc. We either all flip hamburgers for each other OR we develop NEW technology. The world's leading expert on Solar Power technology? NASA! World's leading experts on compact nuclear power? US Navy and NASA! Water purification and recycling in compact units? NASA! Who besides NASA and the military does advanced research these days in the USA? Not corporations! Spending money on space produces jobs, both directly and indirectly. It gives us something to build a new economy upon. Bank bailouts and welfare give us nothing but more future bills!
I'm no fan of big government but when Obama cuts NASA the ONLY government program that can actually do the things he wants and when three of the four candidates for President do not support space travel at all. It really makes me upset. You want a bold plan to fix the economy? Well folks mining the moon is just as plausible as anything else we've got!
A world tax will fix the economy? Give me a break! Eventually they will run out of other people's money!!!!!!!!http://www.foxnews.c...intcmp=features
"Did you really expect some utopian fantasy to rise from the ashes?" Thomas Zarek-- Battlestar Galactica.