Get out your helmet Alice, your going to the moon. Apparently NASA has decided we should go back to the moon and we need to get there in the next 15 years. I wonder if it was because Armeggedon came on TV this weekend? You know why I think that? Because I don't think they thought about it at all. They want to do the Apollo mission all over again. Like, exactly the same transport and ship and landing vehicle (except with the airbags). Only this time they said, "Think of it as Apollo on steroids."
Should we? Aren't we actualy trying to discourage thinking about steroids right now? I mean, should I also think Barry Bonds is going to be the co-pilot or the director of entertainment, because with his ego and subtle racist suggestions all the time I bet it would be enterntaining to have him in a capsule with a couple other guys who are smarter then he is. Will the trip be aired live so I can TIVO it and watch it later?
But they have to promise to blow out the oxygen scrubber or it won't be must see tv. Maybe Tom Hanks can do cameo appearances. Or Kevin Bacon. That would really freak out the whole six degrees of Kevin Bacon game becaue it would work for future moonies (that's the name I am going to call people who move to the moon). Just a thought.
Maybe I could be the Mayor of the Moon, the Moonie Mayor. hehe.
Seriously, don't we have a better idea then the ones we had 40 years ago? Aren't there something like millions of kids who have gone to college since the 60's? Haven't I seen on the web a Mech warrior some kid built in his garage? Yeah, I think I have. I also think we can do better. If not, we might as well stay here because when the aliens come, they are going to laugh. And when they laugh, I will have to punch them in whatever it is they have for mouths, and that won't be good for diplomacy with a race of beings highly advanced and able to blow us up.