Today in Space News
“I think you feel smaller. It’s such an incredible expanse that you can see. It’s an overwhelming experience when you have time to look out, especially on your first flight. Space is more than just dark, it’s a void. You really get the sense of Earth hanging in the void. It’s amazing.”
—BoingBoing asks an astronaut if looking at Earth makes him feel smaller or larger, among other things, while future-President Gingrich makes an unexpected promise to colonize the moon. (“By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American.”) About that second piece of space-related news, the noted and relentless moon detractor Alex Balk had this to say: “I was initially disheartened … But then I remembered that Republican industrial and environmental policies are essentially designed to promote exploitation and decay … Go Newt!” Horrible. Anyway, space: so crazy. So void-y.