Apollo at 50: Looking Back, and Forward

Written by Dennis Behreandt

Fifty years after Armstrong’s “first great leap,” private enterprise is about to head back to space. This time, we’ll be there to stay.

Though the effort to get to the moon was a success, the race into space itself was actually harmful to America and the concept of limited government.

Vice President Mike Pence told an appreciative crowd at the National Space Council’s fifth meeting in Huntsville, Alabama, that it is now official government policy to return American astronauts to the Moon by 2024.

For the past year, the news has been full of the unveiling of new weapon systems by China and Russia. On Thursday, President Trump announced America's answer to those new systems.

Set to be in service by 2030, the Long March 9 is larger than any other rocket in use today. And peaceful space exploration is probably not the only thing on China's mind.

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