Tweespalt – Naar de maan

Hawking, Yahoo News 13-6-06 Berkshire Eagle Online, 12-6-06
The British astrophysicist told a news conference in Hong Kong that humans could have a permanent base on the moon in 20 years and a colony on Mars in the next 40 years.
It is important for the human race to spread out into space for the survival of the species,” Hawking said. “Life on Earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global warming, nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers we have not yet thought of.
With the debate over the reality of global warming shifting to what can be done about it before more irreversible damage is done to the planet, NASA has scrubbed a $200 satellite mission designed to measure soil moisture, which would aid scientists in predicting droughts and floods and understanding the impact of global warming…. This funding has been lost largely in favor of the Bush program to send a man to the moon in 14 years, and from there to Mars in another decade or two.
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    Might be a good idea to send Bush to the moon – on a one way trip. The funding for the return trip should be spent on more useful missions.