DARPA is dropping a half-mil on feasibility studies for an interstellar spaceship.
Half a million is chump change in federal-budget terms, the stuff they pull out from under the seat cushions on Air Force One. So if they were spending, say, a half-trillion instead, that would make me wonder what might be out there and heading our way.
And while I think this is all kinds of cool, in the current environment it’s probably not the best use of public money.
UPDATE: It’s not paranoia if they really are out to get you! Here it is, proof of the massive Earth-destroying asteroid cover-up conspiracy thingy. Or not.