I like the sound of this. But none of this crap about space travel means a panhuman lovefest and universal brotherhood and world government. I want a Jacksonian space program. The USA, not Mankind or the Federation of Planets, must emplace all the plasma stations at all the key points and obtain and hold the high ground so America has total control of the Solar System FOREVER.
That is a space program I’d be happy to support. Ha.
(And maybe Jay will share with us something intelligent and informed about this interesting development.)