posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 01:03 PM
reply to post by Essan
To respond to your question, the initiative was a public one..not just to a specific school on a particular. Even to this day, a form of that
initiative is still present on the NASA website. In all likelihood, many student probably get some sort of response, appropriate or not. As to how
many questions have been posed or how many answered in any fashion, I doubt anyone at NASA even know the answers there.
I hope people still keep asking questions no matter what. The longer good people ask sincere , honest questions from an administration that
continually denies reasonable, responsive and honest answers, the sooner (hopefully) some person(s) with enough clout and integrity will stand up and
say, "ENOUGH, already. You want one more dollar, start treating the public with the respect they deserve. If you can't even do that much, close up
shop and go home."
Fat chance, you say? I do not blame you a bit, however,(and this is just my opinion, nothing more) I feel that part of the OWS movement as well as
whatever it is that is supposedly going to happen 12/21/12 relates to people finally (did I say 'finally'?) beginning to treat one another as human
beings and by putting each other's feelings, needs and respect for all at the top of the priority list. Being greedy, being nasty and selfish just
because it might be easier, preferable or mandated on some level will become regarded as distasteful, antiquated and equated with hanging onto a
barbaric, egocentric point of view second only to cannibalism. (No offense to cannibals.)
Get the children excited about knowledge. Keep the places of science open and INVITING and REWARDING so that they can feed their hungry, inquisitive
minds and do great scientific works as they live their lives.(There are some kids who would find it completely cool that NASA wrote them back. There
is no telling into what such a simple experience could blossom.) Show them that sharing their work is what keeps civilization evolving AND what gives
their lives a fulfilling sense of purpose. Stop asking for their participation, then slamming the cold, steel cyberdoor on their fragile, innocent
queries. What exactly does anybody feel could be the good result of that?