[meteorite-list] missed opportunity (was, Re: NASA SETI Misappropriation of Tax Payer Funds)
From: Robert Verish <bolidechaser_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 15:41:55 -0700 (PDT)
Given that it was a "free ride", I think Petrus missed an obvious outreach opportunity. BEFORE the airship took off, he should have submitted articles to the Sonoma County newspapers soliciting the local residents to look for black space-rocks in their yards and driveways. Mention could have been made in advance that an airship would be incorporated in the search effort. Would make an interesting article for the local papers. The airship flying over Sonoma would have been free advertising for meteorite recovery.
We've done a good job of saturating the media in Marin County, but nothing directed towards Sonoma residents.
We need to stretch the strewn-field into Sonoma County and we're going to need a lot of cooperation from the residents.
--- On Fri, 11/2/12, Jodie Reynolds <spacerocks at spaceballoon.org> wrote:
> From: Jodie Reynolds <spacerocks at spaceballoon.org>
> Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] NASA SETI Misappropriation of Tax Payer Funds
> To: "Greg Hup?" <gmhupe at centurylink.net>
> Cc: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> Date: Friday, November 2, 2012, 3:05 PM
> Hello Greg and List!
> It was my understanding that the airship rides were
> contributed.? Is
> there reliable information that they're plunking down
> for that?? Because I agree - that'd be pretty
> Believe me, no one could possibly be any crankier about
> misappropriation of tax-payer dollars than I!? I just
> want to make
> sure we string up the "right ones".
> --- Jodie
> Friday, November 2, 2012, 1:10:15 PM, you wrote:
> > To All Concerned US Tax Payers...
> > I have been troubled by what is a clear
> misappropriation of US tax payer
> > funds by NASA/SETI. At a time of this country's
> financial crisis, this is no
> > time to squander our tax dollars!!
> > We have all seen and read about 'The Blimp" that was,
> as stated in the
> > article link below, "... a NASA-hired airship." Not
> only are they using a
> > privately owned "Blimp" for frivolous and far-fetched
> 'research', but they
> > are also giving free joy rides to private citizens as
> stated from the
> > article, "Glenn Rivera [a private citizen] was invited
> by astronomers
> > [NASA/SETI] to hunt for more meteorite crash-landing
> sites from a NASA-hired
> > airship."
> > In recent conversations, I and many of my colleagues
> and some NASA
> > scientists (who wish to remain anonymous), have all
> concluded that finding
> > meteorites [of any size] is completely impossible and a
> waste of tax payer
> > dollars! How can one think you can spot a black rock
> the size of a dime, a
> > golf ball or even a basketball from an altitude of 1000
> > The only entity that benefits from these dream hunts is
> the private company
> > who owns "The Blimp". They get paid by NASA for use of
> "The Blimp" and they
> > also benefit from all of the free advertising with
> their logos and web
> > addresses emblazoned on the sides of "The Blimp"!
> > As far as I am concerned, hunting for meteorites
> floating in the sky is full
> > of hot air!
> > Here is the link the the article I reference:
> > http://novato.patch.com/articles/hunt-goes-on-for-more-meteorites#photo-12000260
> > Best Regards,
> > Greg
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