39 years ago, Neil Armstrong stepped onto an elaborately constructed simulacrum of the lunar surface, the first time such a thing had ever been done in history.
Pardon me, my fact-checkers have determined that in fact, it was the actual lunar surface, and also reveal that tomorrow was supposed to be Moon Day, but the astronauts couldn’t sleep, so they stepped out early.
Space is awesome, and I hope the Democratic party adds the planks we suggested last night, one of which was: The Democratic Party seeks to create a truly spacefaring society, through partnerships with private industry and international partners.
In other words, I want to be able to go into space, and to send other jackasses up there also.
Other planks, for those keeping score, were an Apollo program for sustainable technology research that will benefit both the search for a solution to our energy and climate crises, and the quest for long-term survival in space; and the restoration of independent expert advice to policymakers, including a restoration of OTA, the elevation of the president’s science advisor to higher rank and access, and the recreation of the National Space Council.
Netroots Nation truly has been more fun than six barrels of monkeys.