Yes We Can!
Nancy Lee Hindman
November 26, 2013
In my teenage years, the cold war era threw a cold blanket over thoughts about the future. The appearance of Star Trek gave me hope that the future could be very exciting indeed. I firmly believe that Star Trek was, and still is, a potent message that we are capable of space exploration. Even at the age of 71, I would like to help build a permanent base on the Moon. The base would be very useful now but, as it drifts away from Earth, it would become a message in a bottle to any creatures who encounter it.
An asteroid or comet headed for Earth is the only large-scale natural disaster we can prevent. Working together to fund our Shoemaker NEO Grants for astronomers, we can help save the world.