Gregg Easterbrook has posted his thoughts on the Bush administration's new space initiative. I'm interested in this story, as you read in this space yesterday, and so you know I'm as big a fan of space exploration as you'll find. But this new plan is the boondoggle to end all boondoggles, as Easterbrook outlines clearly. Let's get a space elevator or a shuttle replacement first, and establish a cheaper, easier way to get people and things into orbit. Then we can think about getting to Mars.