Saturday, March 14, 2009

We industrialize!

Now this is the kind of space advocacy that might actually have a chance of appealing to ordinary folks.

There are none of the supposed "justifications" for the space program that NASA contrived a couple of years ago. There's simply a catchy tune, some simple graphics, and a message. That message is that space offers a tremendous opportunity for us to put our ingenuity and productivity to work towards creating a new and innovative economic niche. This niche is one that has yet to be exploited, has tremendous potential for future growth, and one that we appear to be in a rather unique position to take of advantage of at this very moment.

What will we do with this opportunity? Will we continue to throw good money after bad at sectors of the economy which have failed to generate enough wealth to sustain their own activities? Or do we take bold new steps to generate new industries and new services that will form the basis for the next century of economic growth?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Eric!

My name is Jeni and I am trying to promote a science program on PBS called "400 Years of the Telescope", which airs within the next few weeks. I was wondering if you would be interested in getting some more info on the show and possibly writing about it on you blog to get the word out there to your followers?

Its a great program celebrating Galileo's discoveries and the birth of the telescope, spanning a history of 400 years. Let me know if you're interested and I will forward you the necessary information regarding the program.

Thank you for time and happy star gazing!

Jeni Galli

7:08 PM, April 01, 2009  

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