In this absolutely outstanding article, Paul Spudis simultaneously lays out the folly of the recently cancelled Constellation, and strategic importance of the original Vision that was its genesis. I could not agree more. Constellation was exactly the wrong direction. The Moon itself is fundamentally strategic...but not just to go there. It is important and strategic to change the fundamentals of space capabilities and use its resources, and for that, a very different architecture, one with In Situ Space Resource Utilization, Propellant Depots, and Re-usable spacecraft is central. It cannot be an afterthought. It must consider the private sector from the beginning, and it must invest in those areas where the private sector cannot yet make money. And the stakes are significant, for humanity and the way of life that will prevail if we are to hope to have a life beyond this cradle called Earth.