I'm curious. With the entire world watching as NASA pulled off the most ambitious space mission in history with a budget less than what the military spends in a day, would the country get behind a race to the moon? The political rift created by bullshit politics is what is making the government not work, being able to root for them as one big team would help ease the gap, push a lot of money into science and technology, and show off the country to the rest of the world. NASA is more than capable of doing it, as is Europe, Russia, China, India, Japan. If the president challenges the world to a friendly race, I'm sure at least China would accept the challenge. The USA keeps telling the rest of the world how great it is, but has been best known in the past decade or so for unpopular wars, economic collapse, plutocracy... Give us something to show the country in the global spotlight in a positive way. The entire world would watch a race to the moon, and I think all countries involved would benefit economically, scientifically, and culturally. Some of our greatest innovations happened specifically because of the race with the Soviet Union, and our economy benefited as well.