Friday, December 29, 2006

Tin ear in the PR department

NASA wants to connect with young adults.
Tactics encouraged by the workshop included new forms of communication, such podcasts and YouTube; enlisting support from celebrities, such as actors David Duchovny ("X-Files") and Patrick Stewart ("Star Trek: The Next Generation"); forming partnerships with youth-oriented media such as MTV or sports events such as the Olympics and NASCAR; and developing brand placement in the movie industry.
I wonder if anyone actually asked Patrick Stewart if he wanted to participate ...
As I get older my unease at the time and the money that has to be spent on projects putting human beings back to the moon, and on to another planet, is so enormous,

And it would take up so many resources, which I personally feel should be directed at our own planet.

Humankind has just not simply become sufficiently evolved to now leave this planet, take itself out to space and began establishing more of us out there.

I would like to see us get this place right first before we have the arrogance to put significantly flawed civilisations out on to other planets - even though they may be utterly uninhabited.
'Cause a guy who babbles on in such a vein might not be the best spokesman for a space agency.

Via the excellent Eric Berger.

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