Newt Gingrich ’s Moon Sweepstakes Are a Confounding Development in Today’s Space Race

A version of this first appeared as the TIME Space newsletter sent on Aug. 24. Newt Gingrich is going to the moon. Again. You might argue that Gingrich, the one-time Speaker of the House of Representatives, never went to the moon in the first place, that only 24 men have ever gone, all of them decades ago, that they were all test pilots and astronauts and that he’s…Newt Gingrich. And you’d be right. But all the same, Gingrich insists that he has a plan to get Americans—if not himself—back to the moon in a hurry, and that he’s not working alone. He has the help of a crack team that includes former GOP Congressman Bob Walker, a lawmaker so disliked during his time on the Hill that The Washington Post once ran a story headlined, “Is Bob Walker The Most Obnoxious Man in Congress.” (The Post left out the question mark, which implies the answer to the question.) Also on Gingrich’s A-team is Howard Bloom, a 1960s counter-culture icon who was once the publicist for Michael Jackson and whose website describes him as the “philosopher at the end of the universe.” So: not exactly Wernher von Braun. Nonetheless, in a plan Gingrich unspooled to Politico last week, he claimed that with the help of these partners and others, he will launch a $2 billion sweepstakes that would see industry leaders, including—but not limited to—Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, compete in a whole new kind of space race, with $1 billion goi...
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