- Feb 24, 2010
Entire nations came together??? I remember desperate and bitter races between the USA and the USSR to get to the moon as propaganda vehicles for the Cold War.Honestly, it kind of disgusts me. Achieving space flight used to be something that entire nations came together and strived for. Now instead of nations, we have a few self-important, egomaniacs working towards it... And not because space flight has become exponentially cheaper, but rather because we have allowed a few billionaires to become as rich as nations. I just find it shameful, selfish, and gross.
Anyway, if folks want nations "coming together" we still have the ISS. Which I like to watch race across the sky on some nights. And that billionaire Elon Musk, who became a billionaire by adding so much value to so many people's lives, is the only way for the US to actually get people and things to and from there without begging the Russians.
I really don't care who pays for exploring space. As long as we do it.