January 3, 2009

WELL, HE DOES LIKE THE JFK MODEL: “President-elect Barack Obama will probably tear down long-standing barriers between the U.S.’s civilian and military space programs to speed up a mission to the moon amid the prospect of a new space race with China.” He’s also reviving the old Space Council, which is a good idea. I wonder, however, how this barrier-tearing-down will play with his supporters from the antiwar left.

UPDATE: Reader Corey Appleby writes: “I predict what just last year would have been called ‘unprecedented militarization of space’ will suddenly be hailed as a brilliant move towards furthering science in this country.” Heh. Well, another advantage of having a Democrat in the White House, I guess . . . .

ANOTHER UPDATE: But see this piece by Rand Simberg.

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