It's funding (whether private or public) that decides the reality of ideas like GPS, interstellar travel, the Internet and more - what would you pay for? f you listen to podcasts and haven't listened to Levar Burton reads , you may want to consider it. It does offer some very interesting stories and Levar's readings are incredible. One recent listen was " The Best We Can " (by Carrie Vaughn ) about first contact with aliens - you. can READ the story here but Burton's read really does make it come to life. What was neat about the timing, however, was this story that just landed a few days ago. That the project of sending flying rovers to Saturn beat out the project that would catch the surface of a comet. We (or at least I) often think of NASA as being an organization with a single goal but, in fact, there are lots of projects that engineers come up with that have to fight for funding. From solar sails (which also had a Levar Burton Reads story) to this r
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