Gathan Beaga

mr bush goes to mars

Dubya wants to go to Mars! Well, that is a notion of his I can agree with. Pity it’s going to take so long, though. It’ll be a five decades before he’s harmlessly farming his own plot of dusty red areolith…

As a somewhat lapsed space nut, it is nice to see some apparent priority given to space. We’ve yet to see if this is a genuine commitment and not an election-year sideshow – and I guess we won’t really know until after the 2008 election when Bush’s successors have to stump up with more cash. There are other, even more cynical explanations too.

The only thing I’d put my money on is that it’ll probably cost the American taxpayers less than another war.