“Declining nations glory in their past accomplishments because their future looks so bleak. Rising nations become great by looking to the future, investing in their people and their infrastructure, and taking risks.” ~ Michael R. Honig, from “Letter to Alan Grayson: Going To The Moon Is NOT A Lunatic Idea” Posted on January 31, 2012
Every now and then, something pops into my head that makes me think, “Didn’t I once write something about that?” I then proceed to search my blog (which now goes back 3 years). Sometimes, I can’t find the thing I remember writing, and then I have to go hunt for it.
The quote at top is an example. I got to thinking about it after reading the leading line in Thomas Friedman’s Op-Ed, “The Way We Were”: Countries that don’t plan for the future tend not to do well there.
In the course of my search, I turned up the piece I thought it came from, which was originally written by me in 2012, but which I never re-posted here. Having recently attended the 100 Year Starship Symposium, I thought that this was an apropos time to plug it into my blog.
Obama to Moon Base: Drop Dead!
Space is the final frontier. We haven’t lived up to the promise of the 1950s and 60s, the heyday of the space race, but we still carry with us dreams of the stars. Mike Honig, an avowed space exploration enthusiast, gives his take on the Administration’s recent cost cutting impact on our intergalactic future.