This weekend saw a most unusual event as six Amazing Rocket Ships assembled at the same place for a Parliament to reaffirm commitment to ‘Making Space for Everyone’.
Among those coming and going from Downing Street over the last few days none was more chuffed than Amazing Rocket Ship. When the Rocket Ship Foundation here in Australia received the phone call early Friday (AEST) we at first considered it some prankster on the line.
However, once a few security checks had been completed it was evident the new British PM was not joking: Theresa May wanted Amazing Rocket Ship to fill a small, yet vital role in her administration – junior minister to the senior minister in the Department of Universal Design and Science (DUDS for short) with the brief to put the UK once again on the Space Map. Rocket Ship Foundation can reveal that Amazing Rocket Ship will be tasked with invigorating the UK’s dormant space program, a project dear to the PM’s heart as she grapples with the complexity of disengaging the island from its continental partners. Mrs May, in a private conversation with Amazing Rocket Ship, also declared her love for space rockets and her desire to be the first Prime Minister to go in to orbit and complete a space walk.
On the flight back from the US primaries [see here], Amazing Rocket Ship made a slight detour to Europe where another election looms. The Rocket Ship Foundation [the charitable enterprise behind this program], seeks not to influence public opinion directly; but in this case the trustees (given that one is British by birth, and a Londoner to boot) felt a need for some significant statement. This is not a time to ‘go it alone’, to be ‘Isolationist’. Let us rally behind the motto of Amazing Rocket Ship – Making Space for Everyone. Or, in this case, Making Europe for Everyone.
Note: Sometimes it is only from the vantage place of space one acknowledges the insignificance of politics.