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.