First of all, this month is Apollo 11 month, and just a few days ago Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon and forever changed history. In that moment, the world changed forever. I have assembled a short clip that highlights some of the moments that will appear in the film that talk about the Apollo program.
One year ago this month I launched this Kickstarter campaign because I wanted to advocate for space exploration. In a way I wanted to help Kickstart America's space program.
Because of all the motivated and concerned people that donated to this project, I set out on a journey to find answers, to find a solution to the question; Why don't we have a more ambitious space program? What happened in the 1970s that has lead us on the path we are on? More importantly, how do we fix it, and where are we going from here.
Now, doing a documentary means you have to be open to options and opinions, differing viewpoints, and often times you end up in the middle of a fight that you are not even sure of why it exists.
This week I attended the NewSpace conference in San Jose. Now, living in California I never expected to find the answers to my question a mere three hours away. We have traveled to Washington D.C, Texas, Alabama, St. Louis, Arizona, Colorado, and other fascinating locations. But really all that I found there were more questions and no solution that made sense or provided a light in our future.
I can safely say that we are close to a solution. I don't want to spoil the film but I will say that this fight, the Fight for Space, is more necessary than ever. The future may be closer than we think as long as we as a people can make it happen.