Reflections on Countdown to the Moon a year ago – 1812- Charlie

A year ago I was at the Barbara Bush Library. Charlie and I were both waiting for Latha’s Yoga’s class to begin. I told him about my project and he was willing to do an interview.

Did you know that NASA was planning to send people to the moon in 2024? “What for?”

Charlie is interested in solving everyday problems. In curing disease. If space exploration has a link to solving those things, then it makes sense to him. If we are going just to go then it does not make sense.

What other things do you think we are misspending money on? “To take a slightly better photo or to communicate better. It is creating more stress and is not moving us forward.”

I also tried to explore the idea that money does not equate to solutions. That it is ultimately people that solve problems.. And that if we want to solve cancer, we need to get more people working on the problem from different directions. How do we do that? How can get more problem solvers solving more problems?

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