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Title: The Outside Looking In
Excerpt: we have spent the last 30 years contemplating our belly buttons.

After World War II most of the world stopped looking forward, and started looking inward.
There were too many social problems. There was too much poverty and hunger and disease.
Blog name: The AnarchAngel

jsid-1110866938-283144  rimfirejones at Tue, 15 Mar 2005 06:08:58 +0000

Great read!

jsid-1110871996-283147  Chris Byrne at Tue, 15 Mar 2005 07:33:16 +0000

Hey Kevin, did you read my essay "The Outside Looking In" ?

jsid-1110889995-283171  Kevin Baker at Tue, 15 Mar 2005 12:33:15 +0000


Just now. Good piece.

jsid-1110904345-283226  Sarah at Tue, 15 Mar 2005 16:32:25 +0000

Good stuff, Kevin. I didn't know this was your background. Were you acquainted with Cline Frasier, by any chance?

Competition brings out the best in people, and it's no different for a giant entity like NASA. It does well when it competes, and right now no one's giving the U.S. space program a run for its money like the Soviets did in their time. Looking at stuff like Virgin Galactic and the endeavors of Burt Rutan's outfit, I think commercial space flight is going to drive the next boom. (Thank you, capitalism!)

Anyway, thanks for the thoughtful piece.

jsid-1110919911-283308  Kevin Baker at Tue, 15 Mar 2005 20:51:51 +0000


No, I don't know the name.

Thanks for the comment.

jsid-1111216247-284056  Rick at Sat, 19 Mar 2005 07:10:47 +0000

Very interesting story. I live in PA and I've never seen a live launch but I grew up in the 60's and avidly followed the space program. I agree with you that NASA has become just another government bureaucracy.

On the bright side, do you know about www.spacecraftfilms.com? I just bought a DVD player because of them. Great stuff. I've been wanting this for years without realizing it.

jsid-1111240025-284071  Kevin Baker at Sat, 19 Mar 2005 13:47:05 +0000

Oh, dude! I think that site is going to cut severely into my discretionary spending budget!

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