Stephen Hawking drew a crowd at gathering in Oakland Calif. Sadly the crowd included news reporters…
The following quote from the article sums up the total content on Hawking’s reaction to VSE yet it is catching headlines in several places.
When asked about his thoughts on President Bush’s proposal to put a man on Mars within 10 years, Hawking simply replied: “Stupid.”
I believe he was referring to the reporter that asked the question, not VSE, since the plan does not call for a manned Moon mission within 10 years, let alone a manned Mars landing.
This fellow agrees…and made his point before I could.