A spokesman for an unnamed multi-billionaire from Taiwan has apparently agreed to pay specialists in Houston Space Center to build him and his family a safe, well-furnished self-supporting space station.
"My boss has been watching our government go more and more into debt with China and thinks this is a perfect time to help the U.S. pay it's debts by hiring Houston to build a survival space station for himself and his family."
Both agree that it would be a good idea and would also allow the United States to proceed to expand their space program while it would bring a lot of jobs to the area.
"We need money to open space travel and everything else down here in Texas", stated a former astronaut that was considering a job in India before the news broke out about the billionaire's deal. "I really didn't want to go to India anyway."
Back to the Billionaire's spokesman, "My boss will also want some of his own family to learn all he can about space and might be sent to the current space station."
"He wants a station big enough for 100 people and he thinks the U.S. can get them there. Who knows, while this is going on, it might lead to more stations."
"Maybe there will be no nuclear wars or massive disease epidemic and it can be used for other possibilities. But if it appears that a major war is brewing, the family and a few experts will have a place to be safe."