Uncle Tim on Space Travel That giddy fantasy people bought into in their droves in my lifetime – Land Rovers and ochre mines on Mars, elevators leading to the space oasis –
a whole universe to keep on plundering. Kids think it’s inevitable now, they think the planets are their birth right. If I’d had any, I’d have told them,
pay the mortgage on your first home before you go looking for a second. 50 billion dollars spent by NASA
for a few nice sets of holiday photos.