text from 1999
at the lowest of low points in public support
for the U.S. space program, surveys invariably
show 10 to 15 percent of the respondents checking
the Increase Space Funding box.
around 30 million people who are really
excited about space exploration. Yet, there
is no 300 page weekly or monthly space magazine
being snapped up by this huge audience.
the other hand, one can find half a dozen magazines
at the newsstand on fly-fishing or woodworking
or even general aviation.
young bright kid comes across one of the hard-to-find
space enthusiast magazines. She finds the articles
about Mars colonies and proposed rocket designs
really cool. She puts the magazine down and
never picks one up again.
answer to these questions is, I believe, the
THERE'S NOTHING TO DO!
most space publications, space exploration appears
to be only for a few astronauts or cosmonauts
or for scientists operating space probes from
person can go fly-fishing or build a cabinet
or take a flying course. But even if you think
space exploration is exciting,
fun space stuff can you do?
for those who love to read about space, many
don't believe there is any fun space activity
that amateurs can do.
site is dedicated to showing that there are,
space hobbies and activities!
was surprised myself to find just how many there
are. In the course of building a large set of
I came across more and more hobbies and public
activities related to space.
decided to build this site by taking those links
and organizing and expanding on them, and including
additional background information and tips.
now has over 30 sections, most of which are
devoted to a space hobby or activity.
you don't have a space hobby of your own, I
hope you find one here that will bring you great
fun and a feeling of genuine participation in
Grand Adventure of Space Exploration.