The old appeals to racial, sexual, and religious chauvinism and to rabid nationalist fervor are beginning not to work. A new consciousness is developing which sees the Earth as a single organism and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed. We are one planet.
Reid Gower, creator of “The Sagan Series,” put together this interpretation of what a NASA promo video could look like.
Federal law prohibits NASA from purchasing advertising time, but doesn’t prevent independent organizations from advocating on behalf of NASA.
NASA’s budget is often in danger of being slashed. Hypothetically, if someone was to buy an advertising slot for a commercial like this, do you think there would be enough interest and support for the agency to turn the budget back around?
At the moment, dangers to NASA’s budget include scares for Cassini, the Mars Curiosity Rover, and the agency’s Planetary Science department. As these projects, along with others, have marked milestones in space exploration, the news is, unsurprisingly, not well-received by people working in the space agency.