Reagan 2.0, or why we don't allow Bush to think there's oil on the moon
20.07.46 - Mark
OK, I've been watching Dr. Strangelove again but come on, theres no way that Bush, "doesn't understand the physics of chocking on a pretzal" , Bush came up with this plan, or even endorsed it unless he was under the impression that the lunar soil was going to add some more lining to the pockets of his oil drilling buddies. I mean look at the white house press release, Moon's abundent resources are clearly mentions, so isn't it hitting anyone else in the head that maybe when we've built and sent our little Manned Mars Mission off on its little trip some undisclosed, American corporation, will pick up a nice prime piece of lunar real estate, with some O2, H2O, pus some used industrial equiptment. Heck the corp. will probably get it under the Space Salvage Act that Bush will try and make into law.
The only thing that I can see right in that plan (which tosses everything else developed by rocket scientists out the airlock) is finishing the ISS. We were headed to Mars already, just a matter of when. Moon, its already becoming commercialized as is space in general. Can anyone say XPrize 2? Shuttle, same deal After the Shuttle accident NASA started seriously looking into a new design, its just that budget problem.
Bush is trying to be JFK and Reagan without the charisma, or the IQ, or the cold war to scare "sense" into the American people. Science is good Bush, stay out. You're just to to *&^% it up.