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Our governments don’t help. Our Governments are filled with politicians that are so unimaginative they studied politics at Uni. Instead of our governments being filled with engineers, scientists and doctors, our parliaments are filled with lawyers and professional politicians. (In my opinion) People who lacked the ability to dream as children are now in charge. They are the people who tell us we can’t afford space programmes, better schools, better health care, etc. Collectively we accept it because we have become used to hearing the word no. We stop questioning why we can’t say yes. I heard a stat last year, which I looked up again last night. The official cost of the Apollo program was nearly $25 billion. Adjusted, this would be almost £100 billion. Last year the cost of the UK’s banking sector bailout was put at £955 billion.
You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics looks so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, „Look at that, you son of a bitch.” —Edgar D. Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut
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