Well I'm pretty desensitised to that, after 20-odd years of following space exploration. It's their own money, and I'm happy to wish them luck, without hoping for too much.
Originally Posted by djellison
I hope you don't mind my quoting you out of order. What had you hoped for? I'm not looking for something to bash, you're a space exploration fan, you're smart, and you're a realist*. Did you have an idea in mind that you think would be a feasible new way to use space as a resource/ get resources from space?
This press conf was everything I feared, and nothing I hoped
* I suck up not, you've been running your own space exploration forum for years, and it's members have been referenced as 'our sternest, most valued critics' in at least one paper on planetary geology. Though the high signal to noise ratio is itself an offput for someone like myself, who comes online to play.
In space PR and Politics are as important as engineering and science. And no-one can hear you screaming about it.
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
Exploring other worlds with people is a great idea, but look at what has happened since the end of Apollo: How much could unmanned exploration (and astronomy) have discovered with all that money blown on paper rockets?