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China Racing The U.S. To The Golden Trabant

Will 16 Psyche spawn space pirates, as R.A. Lafferty predicted in “The Golden Trabant,” or make everyone on Earth a billionaire, as the writers at RT.com seem to hope? Both of those outcomes seem doubtful, but what is certain is that the industrialization of space will disrupt the world’s economy, and that is too dangerous a power to be handed-over to Red China.

Returning to Moon Is a Goal Worthy of America

Vice President Mike Pence, FOX News

Our space program must pursue great things, including, above all, being the first nation to send astronauts to the moon in the 21st Century. And our administration will do whatever it takes to succeed. If the Washington Post’s Editorial Board believes that sending the first woman or the next man to the moon is not worth the cost – or that there’s nothing to be gained – that would likely put it at odds with the vast majority of Americans who welcome the president’s commitment to renewed American leadership in human space exploration.

First Man: Let’s Just Skip This Movie

Setting aside the suspicion that leaving out raising the American flag on the Moon was an anti-American political statement, failing to recognize the fact that the Moon landing was a project of the American people, not a one man show, leaves some of the most important parts of the First Man story on the cutting room floor.  We’re giving First Man a skip, and we urge CHQ readers and friends to do the same.

If Republicans Really Control The Senate…

If Republicans really control the Senate, then why are they making confirming Republican President Donald Trump’s department heads and subcabinet posts so difficult? A case in point is the nomination of Rep. Jim Bridenstine to serve as administrator of NASA, whose nomination has languished since September 2017.

SpaceX’s Falcon reasserting American leadership in space

Newt Gingrich, Fox News

The National Space Council – and all Americans – should consider what President Trump said when he reinstated the National Space Council: “We will inspire millions of children to carry on this proud tradition of American space leadership … and to never stop wondering, hoping, and dreaming about what lies beyond the stars." The National Space Council must build on the excitement of the Falcon Heavy launch – and help make sure America wins this new space race.