Follow Commander Scott Kelly on Twitter for some amazing views of glorious Planet Earth. My favorite so far? Aleutian island #volcano letting off a little steam after the new year. #YearInSpace pic.twitter.com/dABBtqcE8n — Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) January 2, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Well, of course.
The nobility of the human spirit grows harder for me to believe in. War, zealotry, greed, malls, narcissism. I see a backhanded nobility in excessive, impractical outlays of cash prompted by nothing loftier than a species joining hands and saying "I bet we can do this." Yes, the money could be better spent on Earth. But would it? Since when has money saved by government red-lining been spent on education and cancer research? It is always squandered. Let's squander some on Mars. Let's go out and play.