Fly Me to the Moon
â€œEver since I was a child, Iâ€™ve thought space travel was fascinating,â€ said Rep. Gene Ward in support of House Bill 994, which would promote space tourism ventures on Oahu.
â€œWe have a lot of space cadets around here,â€ he laughed. â€œThink of weightlessnessâ€“what a fantastic experience to be had. And without having to go to the moon!â€
He says the bill is a step toward building a local spaceport for rocket-powered aircraft that could take passengers in record speed to faraway locations, but that could also take passengers straight up for a better look of the Islands below.
â€œCan you imagine looking at all the Hawaiian Islands, the entire island chain, from above in one full glance?â€ he said. â€œIt would be breathtaking and, really, out of this world.â€
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