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Posted at 2:35 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2012
We at HOH have uncovered a bill, introduced in 1981, by former Speaker and current space visionary Newt Gingrich wherein he lays out the Government of Space. You’re welcome, Earth.
H.R. 4286, cleverly titled National Space and Aeronautics Policy Act of 1981, reveals that the current Republican presidential candidate has long been preoccupied with the plight of our nation’s space program.
“In recent years, the Nation’s civilian space program has suffered for its lack of an open-ended series of connected long range goals,” the bill states. “An appropriate first step would be the design, development, and construction of a permanent, manned, multipurpose space operations center in low Earth orbit.”
In other words, people: PRE-MOON BASE!
Gingrich’s big dream was that by 2010 the United States would have a moon base or some such stuff.
More importantly, however, he describes just how the Government of Space would work:
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