I haven’t been able to shake being really, truly sad about the death of our space program here in the US in recent weeks. Sure, NASA still exists, but it’s clearly a shell of what it once was, and to think in the ’60s that we’d be going backwards in terms of space travel rather than bounding forward into the unknown is just so tragic.
Looking at Washington and seeing how things like war and nonsensical political battles are our top priorities, I have to wonder when, if ever, are we going to get back on track and start being explorers again. I almost feel like the US is out of the game and it’s going to be up to some other country who doesn’t have their priorities screwed up to pick up where we left off.
Or maybe we’ll all get lucky and aliens will just show up and save us the time and money.
Image drawn by this guy.