Space is the “most important frontier of our generation,” and it’s significantly vital for America to steer on this entrance, Michael Lukacs, a lead precept investor within the Odysseus Lunar Lander, which is reportedly on the moon now, instructed Breitbart News Saturday.
“I’m honored to be part of a great team and help bring America back to the moon,” Lukacs, the lead investor in Intuitive Machines (LUNR), mentioned. “I believe, first and foremost in American leadership. This is the first time America has been back to the moon in over half a century.”
“And I firmly believe moving forward, it’s going to take strong private sector leadership to maintain leadership in space. America has always been a nation with a frontier,” he mentioned, figuring out house as “the most important frontier of our generation.”
“Rome was the land power. The British Empire was a sea power. America has been an air power. Whatever dominates the next frontier, space, is going to be the world’s predominant power,” he mentioned, explaining why it’s so vital for the United States to dominate in house — a imaginative and prescient laid out by former President Donald Trump.
“President Trump … started Space Force [and] talks about making America great again. I think the American dominance in space is part of that greatness,” he mentioned, explaining that it’s crucial for America to get forward of nations comparable to China within the house race.
“I truly appreciate Trump’s vision for how important space is militarily but also economically, technologically, and also health,” he mentioned, expressing hope that this may “bring back new healthcare innovations for people.”
Lukacs added that “we’re going up there for the first time not only a private company,” however as an entity that can “go into the south side of the moon, which has never been done.”
Further, Lukacs mentioned they plan to drill for water on the moon, placing out probes “to set ourselves up for the new Artemis mission that in ’25 or ’26 … NASA will be doing, and it’ll be a manned mission.”
“It’s an extremely important mission that we pulled off here,” he mentioned, explaining that reaching new heights on the moon goes past simply these attainable advances.
“My greatest advantage is I was born in the United States of America. … And if I can do this, everybody can,” he mentioned, including that the moon encompasses the concept of the American dream.
Lukacs additionally mentioned Trump’s choice to start Space Force opened his eyes to know that the “vision was bigger in America.”
“And I took the cue from him,” he mentioned.
“It truly opened my eyes even more that I can help,” he continued, hoping that these developments deliver issues that can assist folks.
“I knew that this was the right thing for humanity in America. I love this country, Matt, and I want America to be the dominant force it’s always been,” he mentioned.
Further, he mentioned one of the targets of this mission was to “prove that a commercial company could put a lander on the moon for $108 million compared to $108 billion” by the federal government. It additionally was important for establishing for the upcoming Artemis missions and “establishing dominance on the south side of the moon.”
“This was a huge technological feat for America,” he mentioned, expressing hope that this opens an ecosystem created in house — “the new frontier” — that brings new issues militarily, economically, and technologically. Moreover, the longterm imaginative and prescient, he mentioned, is the “moon and past.
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