American youth indifferent to space exploration

by Sci-Fi Man on January 8, 2007

In recent surveys by Dittmar Associates Inc carried out in 2004 and 2006, it was revealed that vast amounts of 18- to 25-year-olds in the US were indifferent to manned trips to the moon and mars.  What worries Nasa is that this apathy may have a negative impact for future space projects.  Their taxes are going to be paying for the billions of dollars needed to send humans skywards out into space.

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However Nasa is seeking to reverse this apathy and connect with younger minds.  Several ideas have been brought forward that nowadays every single pr and advertising company is trying to exploit.  They’ll bring out podcasts that upload videos to youtube (to jostle with hundreds of “Moon landing fake videos”). 
 
Nasa even hopes to bring on board celebrities hoping that a recognisable face will get through as well as forming partnerships with youth related media such as MTV and any other bastions of youth.
 
Reference for posting: Space.com

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