In September 2012, I wrote a blog article titled, “The New Economy,” That article concluded:
The next generation of engineers, scientists and technicians emerging from today's universities will be the ones who seize this opportunity to take humanity to the stars.
It won't happen because the government flushed billions of dollars into obsolete technology as a monument to a long-faded Cold War memory.
It will happen because of a New Economy that restores America's ability to dream, to be the economic engine that powers the world.
The National Academies' Committee on Human Spaceflight has invited input from the public about its study “to review the long-term goals, core capabilities, and direction of the U.S. human spaceflight program and make recommendations to enable a sustainable U.S. human spaceflight program.”
Never one to pass up an opportunity to bloviate, I've submitted a white paper to the Committee. It's called A New Economy: U.S. Human Spaceflight in the 21st Century. Click on the link to download the .PDF.
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