Terranauts Episode 75

This mosaic depicts the International Space Station pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a fly around of the orbiting lab that took place following its undocking from the Harmony module’s space-facing port on Nov. 8, 2021. Credit: NASA.

Today’s episode is dedicated to all of those Terranauts who work in the back hallways and committee meeting rooms to make sure that there is support (and funding) for the various programs that get humans and their inventions a chance to get off the planet.  I have worked with too many of these dedicated and talented individuals to mention them here by name. 

It can be a thankless job and one that is not always shown the respect it deserves.  Doing it well requires as much talent, vision and creative problem solving as any scientific discovery or engineering breakthrough.  Those that do it well benefit everyone around them, although it may not always be obvious.  

As Mac Evans points out in this episode – in a very real way there is a Canadian astronaut headed to the Moon in 2024 because of work that he and other talented and dedicated Terranauts did in 1994. 

To all who have done and continue to do that job – Thanks.

About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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