While NASA Cuts Back on Outreach, Crowdfunded Movie Picks Up the Challenge

While NASA is currently cutting back on outreach and public appearances of all varieties under the barrage of sequestration budget cuts, one group of space enthusiasts is wrapping up an Indiegogo campaign designed to convince Americans just how awesome their space agency is. “We Are the Explorers” is a NASA short that organizers Aerospace Industries Association and Challenger Center for Space Science Education plan to edit for display across the US. Having surpassed their initial goal of raising $33,000, the group is now aiming for $94,000 – enough to play the short before the upcoming Star Trek: Out of Darkness film in theaters in every state across the US.

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Having wandered into professional writing and editing after a decade in engineering, science, and management, Merryl now enjoys reintegrating the dichotomy by bringing space technology and policy within reach of an interested public. After three years as Space Safety Magazine’s Managing Editor, Merryl semi-retired to Visiting Contributor and manager of the campaign to bring the International Space Station collaboration to the attention of the Nobel Peace Prize committee. She keeps her pencil sharp as Proposal Manager for U.S. government contractor CSRA.