It is great that we have so many companies working on getting humans into orbit. More hands make light work.
If only we could get even more hands working on this.
Oh wait, WE CAN!
When I realised that I can actually try and get more people like myself
actively involved in this industry I got too excited and wanted it all
to happen straight away.
Now I can see the long distance marathon that we all have to prepare for, if we want to live to see human colonies off world.
So hi there people of Earth.
If you want to be more involved, come and have a chat with me in the
google group "freespaceships" or check out my blogger "freespaceships".
I am trying to get more like minded people involved in this great
effort of humanity. I mean people who work outside this industry, but
just can't stop being drawn to it and it's achievements. Like myself.
For now it would only mean getting more of us realise that as a "crowd"
we could have more significant input into this than a minuscule portion
of our tax, or profit large companies make from services we use, or
rants and attention focused on news websites like space.com.
Think of SETI and the computing power people who were interested in the
project donated towards it. What if we did physics modelling for these
research and engineering institutes but for completely free? Just
because it would help them, and would speed up their research and free
up more of their resources for other things to spend on.
could consciously funnel more of our resources like pocket change
towards these projects if we believe that it is worth it, or if we think
that it would be cool to have human colonies in space. Absolutely no
return expected, only the possibility of getting access to space so
cheap within our lifetime, that any of us could become future colonists
as easily as it happened before in human history.
need to wait for governments or large multinational companies to make
decisions on our behalf, we could take intiative and do it all for
All we would need is a couple of million "nerds"
world wide from all backgrounds, age groups, cultures who are willing to
actually work for something just because it is cool, and not because it
will get their bank accounts stuffed with money.
I just would
love to see one day people living all over the solar system, and I
don't see it happening in my lifetime unless I get off my ass and try do
something about it. So here I am trying to get other people off their
ass as well. :D
So while it is awsome to read about these
articles, come on people of Space.com, you could do so much more than
just read what other people are doing. You could be like those other
people, and you could start doing cool things yourself.
becoming part of a crowd sourced crowd funded space program that will be
a major contributor towards humans leaving their cradle. :)
It all comes back down to individual people working together, and sharing their resources to reach a common goal.
So come on.