P.J. O’Rourke, whom I wish would write columns more often, has a rather unexpected piece (for a conservative) on the need for a vibrant space program. O’Rourke being O’Rourke, he infuses his facts and arguments with zingers against Republicans and Democrats, and he makes this key point: “Space keeps the politically powerful distracted with grand, visionary projects.” Which is something we need right now, you feel me America?

Read it here.

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