Posts Tagged ‘space cadets’

Jeb Bush Endorses Gingrich Moonbase Plan

October 18, 2015

Jeb Bush Endorses Gingrich Moonbase Plan
“This week while campaigning in New Hampshire, presidential candidate Jeb Bush was asked how he would reinvigorate the space program if he were elected, and he brought up Newt’s Moon base idea. ‘People started laughing, and I’m thinking, ‘Really?’ I think it’s pretty cool,’ Bush said to a crowd of supporters, saying there’s nothing wrong with having big, aspirational goals. He didn’t promise anything specific about the idea, but he noted that America should partner with commercial spaceflight entrepreneurs like Elon Musk to turn our spaceflight dreams into reality.”

— “Jeb Bush thinks Newt Gingrich’s Moon colony idea is ‘pretty cool,'” Loren Grush, The Verge

It’s not just because Jeb Bush and Newt Gingrich are both Republicans. He may have been speaking to New Hampshire voters, but Jeb Bush spent eight years as governor of Florida, a state with a huge aerospace industry, which could really use the work, no matter how goofy the project.


Newt Skywalker, Space Cadet!

January 27, 2012

Newt Skywalker, Space Cadet

Newt Gingrich, disgraced ex-Speaker of the House, addressed GOP voters on Florida’s Space Coast this week, so of course he spoke of reviving the area’s aerospace industry by colonizing the Moon. Perhaps he’ll campaign in Nevada in support of gambling and whorehouses.

But Mr. Gingrich has soared through the deep void of space since 1984, when he, along with David Drake and 2nd ex-wife Marianne, published Window of Opportunity: A Blueprint for the Future. Today, copies of that volume sell for as much as 66 cents.