Wednesday, January 03, 2007

"iPod Generation Indifferent to Space Exploration" WTF?

I was very disappointed when I saw this headline over at /.:

The 2004 and 2006 surveys by Dittmar Associates Inc. revealed high levels of indifference among 18- to 25-year-olds toward manned trips to the moon and Mars.

How can that be? What normal person in that age bracket doesn't love all things sci-fi and space related? I just don't get it..... Am I missing something are the kids I hang around with just out of whack or something? What kid doesn't love the idea of being an astronaut (astronut) or digging for dinosaur bones? I'm only 30 can I really be "that" old? (Hmmmm on second thought maybe it's a male thing and a whole bunch of females were polled and are skewing the results?)

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Update: NASA only understand part of the picture. While I think it's great to attract the normally nerdy section to the space program we also need the support of the general public.

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