Tuesday, December 5, 2006

To the moon, Alice

I heard this piece on NPR today about moon colonisation, and these scientists bemoaning how underfunded they were.

I remember Arthur C. Clarke’s visions of moon colonies. I watched the Apollo missions as a kid. Hell, my G.I. Joe had an astronaut suit...

But it got me thinking. You know we haven’t done that well with the planet we’ve GOT, what makes anybody think the moon or mars would be substantially different? I guess it’s that Utopian thing...“If only...”

I say let’s colonise the Earth successfully.