Space Program

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.

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.