We all know what happens on January 20th, but I’m willing to bet you didn’t know about the accompanying parade down Pennsylvania Ave, or that NASA’s bringing its own “float.”
Specifically, a prototype of their new lunar rover, which looks like a Mack truck from Blade Runner. NASA’s hoping Obama will champion their plan to return to the moon in 2020, much like Kennedy did for the Apollo program back in the 60’s.
Good luck getting Congress or taxpayers excited about the moon. I’m all for space exploration, but let’s go to Mars. And, you know, fix some stuff on Earth, like the economy and the environment.