Charles Krauthammer Nails It

Music Of the Spheres - Why a Moon Mission Is Worth the Money, Washington Post

"The Luddites have long opposed manned exploration as a waste of resources when, as the mantra goes, we have so many problems here on Earth. I find this objection incomprehensible. When will we stop having problems here on Earth? In a fallen world of endless troubles, that does not stop us from allocating resources to endeavors we find beautiful, exciting and elevating -- opera, alpine skiing, feature films -- yet solve no social problems. Moreover, the moon base is not pointless. The shuttles were on an endless trip to the nowhere of low Earth orbit. The moon is a destination. The idea this time is not to go to plant a flag, take a golf shot and leave, but to stay and form a real self-sustaining, extraterrestrial human colony."

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