The Fourth Space Investment Summit in Washington DC May 28 was an invitation too good to pass up. The Capitol is very pretty around Memorial Day. The cocktail party afterwards led to a conversation with BUZZ ALDRIN. He is a fascinating man with a lot of sense about many things. This year he will appear in a movie called FLY ME TO THE MOON. It's the story of a fly who misses a chance to join John Glenn's flight, but becomes determined to stow away with Buzz and Apollo 11. That would have been a great mission to have been a fly on the wall!
Our generation faces a similiar dilemna, never having enjoyed the opportunity to reach the Moon. Landing on Mars or an asteroid depends on the capability to reach the Moon first. In terms of species survival, settling the Moon is a chance to "back up" the human race. In the whirl of politics that is Washington, let us hope we make it this time.
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