The president’s recent tweet undercutting his administration’s moon-Mars plan underscores a terrible misconception about space policy on the president’s part. It’s not just about taking a pretty picture on the Red Planet. It’s about taking territory before our rivals can. Therefore, taking the moon first and then pushing on to Mars is the only way to get Americans in space permanently.
“China has been playing the greatest game of geopolitical, technological and economic catch-up with the West in history. With their recent strides in all three fields, China has caught up. What’s more, China is poised to beat the United States in the new space race—a race that America, apparently, isn’t even interested in taking part in.”
The United States is losing to China in space development and space warfare. This lecture addresses how to remedy that.
In this VLOG (recorded in the first week of January), I trace the geopolitical implications of developing the Moon, as the Chinese, Russians, and incoming Trump Administration seeks to do. Get ready, folks, Star Wars is truly upon us!