I will send this email every day until I get a reply that it's been received and reviewed. I am not trying to be rude, but heard and recognized. I offer a serious solution that must be considered.
For many of our concerns today there is one strong solution. Not every problem requires a special unique solution. Sometimes, you can hit several flies with just one swat.
What we have right now is a lack of focus on long term production. The shovel ready projects (bridges and roads) that were the core of the Stimulus Package are very short term jobs and limited in scope and scale. What we need is a larger full scale project, or projects, that employ hundreds of thousands of people over the course of decades, but which also serves a purpose for the future of this nation and our growth as a society.
Public/Private Space Exploration and Development serves this purpose. To stay within the 2,500 character limit, I’ll omit details, but I do have them. In short, what is needed are lofty, high value, audacious goals the whole nation can benefit from, like a Moon Base, an asteroid mission to review prospects for mining resources and a project to help private industry develop Space Based Solar Power concepts, the ultimate in green energy.
This approach doesn’t necessarily require large govt. spending. The govt. made loans to the Union and Central Pacific RR's to build the Intercontinental Railroad, so why can't we do the same today to build a space infrastructure between the Moon and the Earth? The government can actually make money on the projects.
What issues can this course of action help solve? The Economy, Employment, Education, Energy and International Relations.
This is a real solution with unlimited potential. It would also put America back in the drivers seat as the worlds leader in taking on amazing challenges, but challenges that offer a better life for everyone in the world. How would you feel being the President who started this and made America become a space faring nation? I would be honored to go into further detail if you're interested Mr. President. You have my email.
Space Shuttle Systems Engineer
Space Advocacy Speaker
Author: Turning Point