Well granted, you're much older & wiser than me, & gosh your brother was an
ORION engineer. Hmm, but my Dad actually hand-built one of the original
prototype TIROS Weather Satellites at RCA, so I think Dad trumps a brother,
who was probably stoned besides.
But some speech The Cocaine President made about the Moon, still doesn't
explain why the Martian Rover design was being developed in mid 2002.
(granted, by '02, Dubya was back to just pounding shots&pills, after being
told he won an Election, he actually lost) Then 9/11 really put him in a
funk. Until Rove bought him the Christian Right Vote, the guy hadn't set
foot in a Church, since he'd married Laura, (a Democrat, BTW)
So I guess the Martian Rover guys just went rogue on a wild guess, that
made headlines 10yrs later?? That your story, & you're sticking to it? Btw,
I had MY first RUTGERS degree, before you finished Elementary School.
& the reason the Moon was never "colonized"(a classic Teabagger Term), was
& remains that it's not nearly as feasible or ez as you DC Comics readers
think. The risks&costs are more than formidable. Check with Newt. Maybe
yall can hitch a ride, when he implements his Moon Tram. I suggest yall
bring lotsa water, Ramen, & oh yeh, just a big buncha extra O2. (it's
called S-C-I-E-N-C-E; now repeat after me - SCIENCE) Hava great trip. Be
sure to send King Obama plenty of pics! Me too.