Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bernie Sanders said "Think Big", Nothing is Bigger Than Space Colonization


During the banking crisis the treasury made $16 trillion in low interest loans to the very banks that caused the problem in the first place. It cost our nation $176 billion (2009 dollars) for the cost of Apollo and other space related things in the time frame of 1962 to 1972. $16 trillion could have supported 91 times the NASA effort had back during the 1962-1972 space effort.

At its peak, the Apollo program employed 400,000 Americans and required the support of over 20,000 industrial firms and universities. 400,000 X 91 = 36,400,000 jobs

12 million persons were unemployed in 2009 at the peak of the recession. I hope you see where I'm going with this. We were taken to the cleaners big time. Our nation spent all that money, fiat money, and have precious little to show for it. Well, maybe the top mega-rich have something to show for it, but not the little guy.

The pictures following is my vision of what we can do with 91 Apollo size projects going at the same time. Once it is going good, it continues to build on itself. Unlimited potential. Seems to me a better thing for our nation than throwing money down a bottomless Wall Street pit.

Our man Bernie Sanders said to think big. He said there is nothing we can not accomplish. Okay, I know we can do this, and this is as big as it gets, well at least until we take the next step, star travel.

Earth Station
Lunar Station
Mars Station
Ceres & Asteroid Station