Saturday, April 28, 2012

STEM, James Cameron, Larry Page and trash ...

Recently, I had the opportunity to see the Apollo 12 Command Module at the NASA Langley Air and Space Museum. What a great engineering creation and an outstanding memorabilia of the Space race of the 1960s. The space race started as a competition between the USA and Soviet Union and eventually turned into a collaboration that led to the deployment of the International Space Station. Today US astronauts hitch a ride on Russia’s Soyuz for space travel.
Elementary children had their own taste of space competition and collaboration, see more here.
A new collaboration is shaping up between Avatar’s James Cameron and Google’s Larry Page … not for the next blockbuster movie … They have their eyes set on the asteroid belt for space mining! Have we depleted our natural resources on Earth to such an extent that mining of asteroids is now being explored?

An average American makes 7 pounds of trash a day or roughly 1.3 tons a year. That’s like each one of us throwing away a Honda Civic every year! Think about how much natural resource is being trashed on a regular basis this way ...

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