[extropy-chat] SPACE: Shuttle will never fly...

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 20 16:17:42 UTC 2004

--- Technotranscendence <neptune at superlink.net> wrote:
> On Friday, February 20, 2004 7:20 AM Henrique Moraes Machado
> hemm at br.inter.net wrote:
> > Why can't NASA sell publicity space on the shuttle?
> > Maybe covered with publicity, just like the Formula
> > 1 race cars, it could fly. At least it has more area to
> > cover with ads than all cars in a F1 race together... :)
> > Just another crazy idea.
> Not as crazy as you think.  Other space agencies sell such, e.g., RSA
> actually does TV ads on the ISS.  It's funny how NASA is so rabidly
> against getting money from such sources.  Probably institutionalized
> elitism at work.

Yeah, though imagine the howls from the anti-free market types if
Columbia had had such ads. They'd be screaming that Halliburton money
influenced NASAs decisions on reentering, blah blah blah...

Mike Lorrey
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