That Nutty Newt’s Space Ambitions

Remember when it was fashionable to giggle at Newt’s silly idea about moon colonies and space exploration driven by the private sector rather than government? Hoo boy that was some funny crazy lunacy three months ago.

Today? Don’t tell anyone, but Newt was right.

Private business operations may represent the next wave of space exploration. A team led by a group of visionaries is embarking on an ambitious plan to extract precious metals and other resources from asteroids, with the goal of creating an infrastructure for future human colonies.

Note the language: Next wave, visionaries, ambitious plan, future human colonies. You’d almost think someone watched Apollo 13 last night and gained inspiration or something…

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