Re: End of an era? Or the Beginning of A Better One
Patrick Collins writes:
> From: COLLINS Patrick <patrick.collins@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> 2) Nasa has published a report -
> NP-1998-03-11-MSFC - which admits
> the feasibility and importance of space tourism
> - making it the most economically valuable report
> that Nasa has published in its 40-year history.
> Yet, despite promising to put this report on the
> Nasa web-site when challenged in public, Goldin,
> Garver and colleagues refuse to do so. And they
> spend ZERO out of their huge budgets on the
> only activity that they themselves have admitted
> in print has the potential to become a large new
> commercial activity in space! This is a Cover-Up
> and fraud - as I describe in Space Future Journal.
> But Goldin's Nasa WILL NOT make that report
> readily available - because it blows their entire
> policy to pieces. And so long as this situation
> persists, cutting Nasa's budget and giving it to
> those - including the FAA - who will work to realise
> space tourism is indisputably in taxpayers'
> economic interests.
The report may not be "readily available", but - because it is an
unclassified (ie. not officially Secret) government document - it can be
either (a) purchased from any GSA (General Services Administration) book
store, or - better yet - (b) procured from your local Congressman or US
Senator...by contacting his/her office in writing and requesting a copy.
(They'll probably do this for you for free in the name of "constituent
Of course, this second option is a great way to introduce yourself as a
space advocate to your elected representatives if you haven't already done
- Steve Brant