The cost of just a few F-35s would pay for a lot off research.
I guess you didn't actually read the article.
I try to believe that the folks who actually read "our" magazine are reasonably intelligent, even if their political views may often be divergent.
"Dolomite" has destroyed my humble belief...
Still too much politics and not enough informed technical discussion.
A successful early step on the road to colonizing the solar system. Way to go SpaceX!