Newt Gingrich was famously ridiculed during his 2012 presidential campaign for declaring that he would work toward establishing a colony on the moon if he were elected president.
But the former Republican presidential candidate and Speaker of House is still dreaming about space exploration and told “Top Line” he would like to travel to space, “if I get the chance.”
“This is a good example of what's wrong with the current political system,” Gingrich said. “I gave a serious speech in Florida at the Space Coast outlining a very bold strategy. … I got savaged by two of my competitors, Romney and Santorum, who deliberately distorted the speech. I got ridiculed by ‘Saturday Night Live.’”
Gingrich, who now hosts a show on CNN, writes in his newest book “Breakout” that Washington is a city full of “prison guards of the past,” who are slowing the pace of innovation in fields like space exploration.
He specifically calls for redirecting government funding from NASA to the privateRead More »from Out of this world: Why Gingrich wants to go to space and says GOP turmoil is healthy