Typically I am in the tank for investment in basic science. But it mystifies me that NASA would announce they are going to set up camp on the moon’s south pole as a galactic jumping off point. Gives new meaning to the idea of forward basing — something that isn’t working out too well in practice here on Earth.

If we are going to make a super-sized investment in science, how about jumping on the climate bandwagon here at home, an area where NASA already does some good work, like here or here or here or here.