11. I completely agree... and if you can convince the earth firsters we'll go
problem is all the fucking small-minded earth firsters fight this kind of progress.
They conveniently ignore/forget/repress the FACT that all modern technology is thanks to space exploration.
Settling on Mars, not just for research but as a colony, is IN THE INTEREST OF MANKIND.
Sorry, I know you aren't the target of my scorn.
it is just frustrating, when you look at the minuscule cost of space exploration vs the returns vs the pentagon budget, it drives me around the bend that we're STILL not in space yet.... and the space station doesnt count!