I don’t want to get into an argument about money and the inevitability of economies and all that shit. All I’m saying is, if we’re gonna invent a thing like money, couldn’t we at least invent enough of it to go to space?…. as a nation?
Although to be fair, there are still some pretty cool things happening on the space front in the private sector, and its starting to look like all we needed was a couple of geek billionares to really get the ball rolling. Check out some awesome shit about asteroid mining at the link below.
That’s right, asteroid mining. 
Also, I recently had someone send me a response strip critiquing one I did a while back. You can see my counter-response here.