There isn’t a single supporter of H.R. 2036’s plan to establish a permanent Moon base who doesn’t come from a congressional district that receives significant economic benefit from NASA operations.
Listed here are the names of the Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted to block little spending on efficient travel infrastructure yesterday, but also voted to approve 26.8 billion dollars of big spending on inefficient travel infrastructure just a few months ago.
This is a story about a Big Brother spying program that targets law-abiding Americans, and about executions of American citizens, without trial, ordered not by a judge but by President Obama, but the story begins with a crisis in water.
If there really is a predetermined plan for greatness of the USA through journeys into outer space, then it will come to pass, and doesn’t need the help of a congressional resolution. If, on the other hand, there is no real outer space destiny of American Exceptionalism, well, what’s the big fuss about? Members of Congress can still get out toy spaceships and Star Wars action figures and play with them after all the interns have gone home.
Given its history of spying on the American people, I don’t think that the military deserves the benefit of the doubt on this project. Nor does it deserve funding for the OSINT project.