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Why was this laughed at?
Originally posted by fourthmeal
Probably because we already have one.
I mean, remember that guy that was from Lockheed Skunkworks that swore on his deathbed that this stuff was real already?
Originally posted by SaturnFX
and it needs to exist...that and soo much more.
Originally posted by Ghost375
A few years ago, I thought this would've been a good idea. Then the recession started.
I think they're laughing because our economy is in no shape to accomplish this now. The republicans have been criticizing Obama for spending too much, then Newt says to spend god knows how much to build a moon base.
I think that's what they're laughing at.
but the media did go overboard making fun of him,edit on 4-4-2012 by Ghost375 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by arbiture
But Gingrich is in la-la land if he has any delusion, and seems to have quite a few that we would ever fund a government program like this. Where will we get the money?
Originally posted by monkofmimir
I thought I was the only one agreeing with Gringrich on this one... it was going to be my secret shame but I guess I'm not the only one.
Shockingly he is right, we need to start getting off this planet and as for affording it, take the money out of the military budget.
Originally posted by Maslo
Indeed a great idea, including the execution - private companies and frequent launches. Gingrich is a space enthusiast, a rare thing among politicians, and it shows. I doubt it could be done before 2020 without increasing NASA budget, but otherwise it is quite realistic.