“I’m trapped in a world before later on…”

Great article in the WSJ about how the progress of space travel has let all us golden age sci-fi junkies down.

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  1. “I wanted the feeling of romance and the sense of wonder I had known as a kid. I wanted the world to be what they promised me it was going to be — instead of the tawdry, lousy, fouled-up mess it is.”
    – Robert A. Heinlein, Glory Road

    1. Dom vivamus, vivamus!

  2. Bush keeps going backward. This is the same man that wants to solve our oil dependency problem with a coal initiative.

    1. Heh. The last person I heard advocating coal was an environmentalist, of all people. Apparently, when confronted with the only viable near-term clean energy source, nuclear, the hardcore greens are actually talking about coal as the answer to our power needs. Clean-burning plants, and whatnot. Never mind that it’s just as nonrenewable as oil.

      I don’t think Bush can do much to save the space program one way or the other. NASA is big, bloated, and broken. The only people doing innovative things with space are in the private sector now. Where they should have been all along. (Yes, I read The Man Who Sold the Moon and by god I believe it could have worked and could still work).

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