Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Nerdy April Secret

Psstt....can I tell you a little secret? Promise you won't tell?! Ok, here it is: Nerdy April has been a little bored with NASA lately.

There I said it. Let the throwing of liquid hydrogen begin.

But it's true.

Sure, they are doing some pretty rad things (finding evidence of stellar cannibalism, putting spacecraft in unique orbits around nothing, and launching scram jets off an electrified track). Unfortunately, a select few of us (pretty much just me and Sheldon Cooper....Bazinga!) find these feats impressive. More impressive however, is NASA's lack of being relatable. And this fact is what keeps widening the gap between science and the people that dole out the money (read: the government).

People want to know what they are supporting. And those poor soles that sit around in Congress all day would probably read those aforementioned feats like this...

"I am supporting NASA to find humans elsewhere in the universe just so we can eat them?!?!?"

OR

"I am supporting NASA to launch spacecraft with uncalculated trajectories(wait, they probably wouldn't use that word)...paths?!?!?"

OR

"What the hell is a scram jet and why would you launch it off an electrified track?!?!"

You see, my friends, a lot of the things NASA does just launch right over most of our heads, including those mostly moral-less guys with the money. I think it would be great if NASA had a public question/comment email (oh wait, they do)....and actually ANSWERED THE INQUIRIES SENT TO THEM. Trust me, I have tried many times.

So NASA, if any of you are bored at your computers waiting for the next manned space flight program to commence and just happen to stumble across this here Nerdy blog of awesomeness, I whole-heartedly offer my services as a "reply-er" of sorts for your public inquiry email. Because connecting with the people that care enough to send a question should be a priority for one of our nation's greatest assets, like NASA.