Op/Ed: Space Is Our Home, not a Program Betterhumans

When I walk with my head held high, I can see great distances and imagine great things. When I walk with eyes cast down, I see only my feet and the sidewalk below them. When it comes to America’s vision for space, most of the commentary on President Bush’s recently announced initiative is sadly sidewalk-bound. For decades the space debate has focused too much on exploration. The exploration of space is valuable in and of itself, but the most important reason for exploring space