Video: NewSpace for a New Era

The Space Frontier Foundation released this video of people promoting the Obama Administration’s space plan. It’s pretty good overall, except it’s dominated mostly by talking heads so it reminds me of a PBS documentary.

Spending the first quarter of the video (two minutes plus) on a Nostradamus/Mayan style humanity is doomed if we don’t do this narrative may not have been the best choice. It’s depressing, for one. And it’s probably far too esoteric for most voters and decision makers, who view doomsday as being laid off or not being re-elected in November. This is a far better argument for a more immediate and existential threat, like an giant asteroid heading our way — or Godzilla reaching the Pacific Coast.