I wish the United States would never again send any object into outer space. It is all part of an effort to colonise it and to extend US military dominance beyond Earth’s orbit. This nation simply is too irresponsible for anyone to admire much less trust its space efforts. I shudder at its success because I know it is all part of a strategy to militarise space and to convert that into an adjunct of the murderous, racist policies of this country. I do hope life is never found on another planet because they are doomed to being destroyed and slaughtered by a nation that has lost its capacity to respect human life, to share the Earth’s abundance equitably and to step back from its compulsive desire to kill, to maim, to preempt for the economic satisfaction of a few.