It’s Nice to Agree With Something Wholeheartedly Again

This article by Alan Stern, former NASA Associate Administrator in charge of Science and current chair of the Commercial Spaceflight Foundation’s Suborbital Applications Research Group, is something I can finally get behind. It encapsulates, I think, what I’ve really been trying to say: do more. As Dr. Stern says, parallel paths–undertaken by commercial/government cooperation–is the only way to have a sustainable and extensive path through space. Even the asteroid mission smacks of a one-off shot like Apollo and the first Bush’s 2019 Mars landing that never materialized into a real program. Keep the public interested, and do it by making them money. Space is full of fortunes to be made.

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