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With the discovery of water ice on the moon, a self-sufficient base becomes a real possibility. With so much of America’s military budget geared to supply large foreign occupations, the U.S. lacks the innovations that would occur in the healthy research and development budget of a rich nation. American astronauts have to speak Russian. We do not inspire future generations by LYING to them. We inspire them by honestly admitting our mistakes as we hand off the baton, so they can do better. We are LOSING the space race.