Zing! I love a good Hugo Drax reference. The world is too devoid of those.
I'm sort of with Badger on this one. I mean, it was "fun" and all, and yeah there's a lot of "genius" people who laud the space program but ultimately we're spending a ton of money on... the vacuum of space. Maybe we should focus on solving our problems here before we get the bravado to think we should colonize somewhere else. Looking through the news every day, I'm not sure we earned that right. The satellite technology and other advancements that came from NASA and DARPA have been pretty beneficial but I just don't need moonrocks as much as other higher priorities in our current economy.