A new space race, and it's US v US - just the spirit that's been missing since the last Apollo flight.
Absolutely. I'm surprised to read so many negative comments on AW, of all sites.
For the record, I'd go, if only to satisfy that mysterious outward urge that's taken us all the way from...
NASA is always tied to short-term politics, so let it do research, and encourage and seed-fund the private sector.
And Mars? Only Elon Musk has the vision and strategy to get there.
SpaceX fly-back boosters are highly significant.
Even if this doesn't pan out, at least it shows a new sense of realism has dawned in the USAF.