Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
--C.S. Lewis--

Friday, June 19, 2009

First Step Back To The Moon

The rocket carrying the Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter and the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LRO/LCROSS) lifted off successfully after several days. Assuming its budget doesn't get cut off (which in almost inevitable will), this is America's first step on a trip back to the moon, and then on to Mars.