This last weekend I had the pleasure of going to the NASA panel at PAX Prime 2012 in Seattle WA. Where they receieved a Standing Ovation after moving a crowd to tears with heartfelt passion.
They spoke not only on "Curiosity" and her amazing voyage that she is making, but how these space ships and robots, combined with gaming and other NASA technology are essentially the peoples "avatars" to explore other worlds.
They also spoke on the Holodeck, and how they are currently working to make it not just a thing of science fiction, but a thing of reality. NASA is gaining the technology bit by bit to work towards building the USS Starship Enterprise. Right now, they only need the support, and the funding.
After the show myself and a coworker from "Break From Reality Games" went down to thank them, for the amazing panel, for the inspiration for the two board games we are making , and to tell them to Kickstart NASA. The response was amazing. They hadn't really thought about crowd funding, and there is currently no way with less than a penny per US citizen that they will be able to make the Enterprise a reality in our livetimes.
With the proper funding however... they just might be able to do it. If not for us, for our children. So I'm asking all the sci-fi clubs, and to everyone that loves Space. Gamers, Artists, Scientists. Post a poll similar to this one ((or straight up this one)):elysianimagery.deviantart.com/…
Would you donate to NASA? Would you give up one or more Starbucks coffee's to be able to replicate your coffee in space? To see Mars up close, how about Jupiters Moon Europa? Beyond?
I know I would.
Once you have posted the poll, please link it back to me, so that I can compile them all with screenshots and actually send them to mars.jpl.nasa.gov/
and we can all maybe be a part of the greatest Space Movement, since the "Space Age" began.
Check out the panel that started all of this!
NASA PANEL AT PAX PRIME 2012 www.twitch.tv/pax/b/330912312