It's been awhile since we've posted an update so I need to let everyone know what we are still alive and kicking. In fact, we are getting close. If we can help it, all traveling has now stopped and editing has started.
We are scripting out and editing the film to form a coherent, entertaining, and educational story. Updates will sparse for the next few months unless we encounter any issues or have something really exciting to promote. For now we will be spending a lot of time at the editing desk. A few pics below from some of our latest interviews and a few other production tidbits. As always we would love to hear your feedback so far and please remember to follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FightForSpace
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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.
In May we traveled to Arizona to visit Professor Lawrence Krauss, and then made our way to St. Louis to speak with Dr. Pamela Gay and visit a 5th grade gifted learning class studying space exploration. Interviewed from the class were 9 students and the teacher whom we spoke with about the state of science education in the United States. Proof below that we were really there:
Professor Lawrence Krauss - Arizona State University
St. Louis - MO
Arizona State University
Dr. Pamela Gay - @starstryder
Director Paul Hildebrandt with space happy 5th graders.
Today we are interviewing former NASA Astronaut, Story Musgrave. Stay tuned for updates.
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