Saturday, August 23, 2003

Why can't we have one?

We have the scientists, we have the economy to support it, and if we want to remain an independent power we will need to have one to maintain an independent nuclear deterrent.

A space programme that is. Brazil has one it seems and we, the world's fifth largest economy, do not. It does not need to be a big government programme either. There is plenty of pent up demand for space tourism and various sattelite payloads, simply allow private companies to set up here and let the facilities develop. Then we can use those facilities to launch the sattelites we will need to guide the nukes we launch against anyone who threatens us.

Of course there is the other alternative, rely on the Yanks and the Continentals to allow us independence. Do you fancy our chances?


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