The U.S. military launched it's reusable shuttle (the third launch) - we knew it was going to happen but the mission for the shuttle is still uncertain.
Less anticipated was North Korea, who surprised us with a long-range missile earlier today and now some people think it might have put something into orbit.
My view is that as long as we have nation-states anywhere humans are will be militarized. We ought to stay on the cutting edge of human expansion out into space. It is going to happen, and it's better that a liberal market democracy leads the push, particularly since we can bet it's going to be every bit as militarized as everywhere else we set foot..
From the Vault
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