Many were surprised by presidential nominee hopeful/open marriage advocate Newt Gingrich’s promise on Thursday to put a permanent settlement on the moon by the end of his second term, if elected. Indeed, some even questioned its validity, coming when it does during some of the worst economic times in American history. Others pointed out that it would actually be illegal, according to space law (which exists, apparently).
For the record, I’m against it. What America needs now is not a moon base. What America needs now is a kick-ass space colony like this one. Why? Because just look at it! Also, so the Chinese don’t build one first. Because nothing cures an epic recession like a good ol’ fashioned space race between the most powerful nations on the planet. What could possibly go wrong?
See more awesome pics of America’s forthcoming game-changing space colony over at Retronaut.