What's Saudi interest in here? They clearly tried to manipulate US to attack Syria and as a result endanger upcoming US-Iranian talks. Both Iran and Syria would lose in case of the US attack, and Israel together with Saudi Arabia would benefit the most.
If we do become a space faring people to future generations he will likely be the best remembered American. Name anyone that accomplished anything greater in the last 200+ years? There is only one person in all of human history that will be remembered as the first person to step foot on another world. Even to this day it's likely the greatest accomplishment of us as a species let alone as a nation.
I doubt that the space faring people would forget Yuri Gagarin.
In a capitalist society, abundance is not a feature.
Who is saying about abundance? Solar power is limited.