Kennedy had heard about us returning to the moon in 2024. He is not sure what we hope to discover and what will be new. He thinks there might be other things that would be better to spend our limited space resources on like going to Mars. He thinks the Hubble telescope was a good investment. He would celebrate if we do go to the moon. We also discussed the 2023 http://DearMoon.earth project that SpaceX is doing to take a Japanese billionaire and a group of artists around the moon. He thinks that is good.
After I stopped recording we talked more about Elon Musk. “Elon is god’s gift to the United States.” He knew about the Falcon9’s first stage ability to land and be reused. Kennedy has been aware of Musk since he started PayPal and thinks highly of him.