posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 01:56 PM
a reply to: Sabrechucker
If God wanted us to be in space, He'd have put more breathable air out there and made it more accessible.
I was on my high horse a bit in that post although I stand by the points. On reflection, the history of space travel has been driven by political
goals and military strategy. We all know about the 'Space Race' and how the Shuttles were created to deliver spy-satellites. War and the fear of war
is a major driver of progress and good stuff (ISS, James Webb etc) comes second.
Pence's God-given vision of Manifest Destiny could drive progress and bring more funding. Administrations come and go like JFK's did and Reagan's did.
It's what NASA does with the funding that matters and how it reaches through to other generations. NASA might grimace at Pence's Bible-thumping zeal,
but it's all about the future.