Kijk even door de onnodige bijzinnen en zelffelicitaties door, en check gewoon even wat hier nu eigenlijk door de Commander in Space gezegd wordt. Of we het nu leuk vinden of niet, het heeft er alle schijn van dat Trump (en Musk) het finale frontier echt wagenwijd open gaan gooien. En wij willen Space Marines, or we riot.
"It's so important for our psyche what you're doing. It's going to be important monetarily and militarily, but so important for right up here [the psyche]. We don't want China and Russia and other countries to lead us. We've always lead (...). America's vital interests in space lost out to special interests in Washington. All of that is changing. My administration is reclaiming America's heritage as the world's greatest space faring nation. The essence of the American character is to explore new horizons and to tame new frontiers.
(...) I'm hereby directing the Departement of Defence and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces. We are going to have the Air force and we are going to have the Space Force, seperate but equal [een wat onhandige benoeming, maar boeiend.]
(...) In December I signed a historic directive that will return Americans to the moon for the first time since 1972. (...) This time we will do more than plant our flag and leave our footprint. We will establish a long term presence, expand our economy and build the foundation for the eventual mission to Mars (...). And the rich guys, if you beat us to Mars, we'll be very happy, and you'll be even more famous. (...) As long as it's an American rich person, it's good. They can beat us. (...)
You're very important people. What you're doing has been incredible, but it will be even far more incredible. Because we are giving you a platform the likes of which nobody has ever been given before. You will go out there and you will take that frontier that is largely unknown, by man or woman, and you will learn everything that there is to know about it."