Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Case for Space Exploration

I just downloaded a new publication, The Case for Space Exploration (2 MB PDF) from the Space Foundation. Subtitled "Failure is not an option," it's a collection of essays and research findings by a number of authors on the importance of space exploration. It covers technological, educational, and economic factors and even includes a supportive essay by Neil Armstrong. I haven't read it yet, but it looks like an excellent and well produced resource. Here is a quote from the March 1 press release announcing the publication:
The Space Foundation produced The Case for Space Exploration because it strongly believes that a robust program of space exploration has been and will continue to be vital in sustaining the United States’ economic and national security, driving innovation, and motivating pursuit of and excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
I certainly agree with that statement! I'm looking forward to reading this document and to exploring other educational resources on the Space Foundation's web site.

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