Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The End of America's Manned Space Program

A few of the photos I got from Daingerfield Marina, just south of Washington Reagan National Airport.

Fifty years ago, President Kennedy promised we would send a man to the moon and return him safely to Earth, before the decade was out. Nobody scoffed at him, and we did just what he had promised.

Today, Newt Gingrich says we should colonize the moon and he's derided as an idiot, or insane, or both. And he may be, because everyone knows we can't possibly colonize the moon; we can't even send an American into low-Earth orbit any more, because we are the brokest nation in history.

But we're told that if we don't want to buy birth control pills for 30-ish law students, it's because we hate women.
Flying over the Lincoln Memorial
The control tower at Washington Reagan National Airport.