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Send the Politicians to the Moon
Not even little things like death keep Hawking from lecturing on matters scientific.
"They had to resuscitate, and that panicked a few people," Bristol told the audience. "But he's been there before."
And speaking of being there:
What [does Stephen Hawking] think of the program to send American astronauts back to the moon? "Stupid," he answered. "Sending politicians would be much cheaper, because you don't have to bring them back."