Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Mon, Aug 1st Space Show

The guest was Dr. Haym Benaroya.  What got my interest here was the part about the moon.  The Space Show seems rather downbeat, probably because of public policy is disastrously bad these days.  Not only that, there just doesn't seem to be all that much interest in space.

One other problem that got pointed out was the fact that most Americans don't seem to have the appreciation that China and India has for engineering.  It creates a problem for the future, as most engineering students here come from these two nations and then they go back home.  We are, in effect, training our future competitors. This results from a lack of interest in engineering from the local populations.


I think that we've got a societal problem.  People are more interest in the idea of a thing as opposed to actually doing it.  Completely unrealistic attitudes.  This was also reflected in the budget battles, with respect to actually being able to fund these level of expenditures, and to have the wrong priorities.

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