"It's pretty cool," he said of the moon colony that Gingrich proposed. Bush was speaking in New Hampshire when he shared his thoughts on the subject. Gingrich famously talked about building a moon colony during a Republican primary debate in 2012. Bush, younger brother to former President George W. Bush, is currently campaigning for the 2016 Republican primary. He is the former governor of Florida.
Bush's speech was about big dreams and big plans. He spoke of "dreamers in the private sector" and "big, aspirational goals."
"We now access space by the Russians. I don't think that's a smart idea. This is the same country that's running circles around us in all parts of the world," Bush said, according to CNN.
Gingrich drew laughs, and became the butt of jokes, when he spoke of a moon colony in 2012. But the idea is not so farfetched, according to Gizmodo. More scientists have been studying the moon as a potential rest station for a Mars colony. Who knows how that could develop in the future?