It seems the Bush administration would prefer American’s had their eyes on the stars rather than confront them with anything in front of their faces.
Beats the alternative of having them worry about what might be happening elsewhere in the world. Iraq for instance.
Bruce Sterling made me smile:
I’ll believe in settling Mars when I see people settling the Gobi Desert
Yes that’s right! Mars is one big spherical desert! I guess Mars will be just like home if these policies continue. Then when scientists have worked out how to grow things on Mars they can apply their precious knowledge to the other spherical desert, Earth.