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Monday, July 14, 2008

Moon station

Via Instapundit, a fascinating proposal by Michael Benson to send the International Space Station to the moon. Benson, author of the excellent Beyond: Visions of the Interplanetary Probes, acknowledges his idea isn't likely to be implemented; it would cost a lot of money and require a degree of political will not currently in evidence. But I suspect that real progress in space is going to require some kind of out-of-left-field concept that shakes up current public- and private-sector thinking. And I wonder if a certain "national greatness conservative," upon becoming president, just might embrace some idea that pushed the envelope farther than anyone expected.

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