Neal Stephenson, long one of my favorite authors, has a crucial and timely article asking whether America can still do the “big stuff” anymore. In the latter half of the 20th Century, Americans landed men on the Moon, cured several diseases, increased the ability for the world to feed itself, and invented the modern technological [...]
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Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, culminating in the first human footsteps on the Moon. Charles Krauthammer has a deeply thoughtful piece on the Moon we left behind: But look up from your BlackBerry one night. That is the moon. On it are exactly 12 sets of human footprints — [...]
This can only be the result of our unsustainable human activity. Where is Al Gore on this?
Sen. Obama has released his plan for space exploration. As a case study, it demonstrates the lack of coherence or policy judgment that has marked the Obama campaign. Space policy expect Rand Simberg has a detailed analysis of Obama’s space plan and finds it lacking. For example, Obama’s campaign can’t seem to make up its [...]