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Redeeming Columbia

It's time for a mission commensurate with the risks.

Feb 17, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 22 • By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
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And that is reason enough. You and I are the improbable winners of the most miraculous intergenerational lottery: After uncounted generations of human beings, we have the unique privilege of living in a time when man has the capacity to travel to other worlds. Anyone who can remain unhumbled by the majesty of the enterprise, dead to the transcendent promise of his own time, should have his citizenship in the twenty-first century revoked. The rest of us need to get to work--on a new space program, revised, revived, and back on course.

Charles Krauthammer is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard.