Category Archives: Eric Machmer

Get Real

The center image of Sagan is a misguided photoshop alteration of the original Voyager plaque
floating around the internet. If we do not accept advertising funded space exploration two
things will happen: America will owe China more money and the Bank of China will advertise on
Chinese spacecraft. I welcome the later but the former in the absence of advertising subsidies is

"Red Dragon Departing Bigelow Earth-Mars Cycler"


Learning experience from this: probably not to use a misleading logo like “Target” : ) and to alter
logos to fit a color scheme rather than select only those with original colors fitting the scheme….
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