General Clark Discusses Space Vision Again
"We must once again commit ourselves to a great pioneering journey that will be worthy of remembrance 100 years from now. We must once again dare to go where we have never gone before." --Wesley K. Clark Statement on the 100th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers Flight, December 17th, 2003
"I still believe in e=mc˛, but I can't believe that in all of human history, we'll never ever be able to go beyond the speed of light to reach where we want to go. I happen to believe that mankind can do it. " Wesley Clark in New Hampshire, September 27, 2003
Wesley Clark, who in September was quoted in reply to a question from STS-90 astronaut Dr. Jay Buckey Jr., as saying he believed it was possible to exceed the speed of light, has now made additional statements in favor of advanced space technologies.
Wesley Clark, who dreamed of being an astronaut before entering the military, now even has a space page on his website where people can weigh in on space policy.
Clark's campaign opened the site encouraging the space community at large to post their opinions and thoughts about space policy "with the express understanding that such input will be taken very seriously as the Clark campaign prepares an official policy statement regarding the future of the space program."
Clark's first statement on space and advanced propulsion led to some speculation that the 4-Star General might be speaking based on knowledge of black budget programs. In reaction to the statement one intelligence source even claimed General Clark "knows something about the crash retrieval." The statement however did not generate any follow up questions from the media or the UFO community. It is doubtful these new statements will generate any further questions either.
The two new statements about Clark's hopes for future space exploration appeared on his space web page.
Grant Cameron January 5, 2004