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Re: Card stock Phase-3D model...COULD raise awareness



I have a contact at JPL (Jet Propolsion Labs) that works on the Education
Web site stuff.
If interested..

73 Neil WA2WIM

KF4FDJ (Mike in Ft. Myers, FL) wrote:

> MR STEPHEN G THOMPSON,
>
> Sir, I wish I had the time to post a message to you after your original
> post, but time demands "ate" my opportunity.
>
> I know you must be very proud of your P3D model, and have put a great
> deal of time and effort into designing and polishing the final form.  I
> also understand this is your intellectual property, and you can do with
> your model as you see fit.  I for one would like to see this model built
> and displayed in every ham shack, AND every school in America.
>
> You have an excellent opportunity here to raise awareness of the Amateur
> Satellite program, and reach a diverse audience with a message and
> tangible offering which could do nothing but entice more sat ops to step
> in from the periphery, and in fact reach others not even aware there is
> a such thing as amateur satellites.
>
> If you offer your model to this BB, you are reaching an already educated
> and enlightened group.  To offer to forward proceeds to the P3D project,
> you have demonstrated your generosity and dedication to amateur
> satellites and your hobby.  Unfortunately, you are appealing to the same
> old tired crowd with yet another appeal for P3D funds.
>
> I submit your design could BETTER serve the program by raising awareness
> and enlisting young (and old) minds in a creative endeavor which would
> benefit the cause in a manner greater than the limited scope of a simple
> BB offering.
>
> If you put the model in a format similar to that which NASA uses (PDF),
> with an educational preamble, with explicit instructions, and allowed
> NASA Spacelink to add it to their model collection, "news" of P3D (and
> the model) would be broadcast to educators around the world. Spacelink
> would see a spike in "hits" as educators (and students) access the site
> to see just what P3D is all about.
>
> You would make a contribution to the amateur space program FAR in excess
> of the "several" BB participants willing to spend $17.00 for a copy.
>
> And to show my sincerity in this matter, if you read this and think it
> might be a good idea, I am offering to help with the preamble, the
> packaging, editing, or whatever it takes to present your masterpiece to
> the world!
>
> 73, and good day!  Mike
>
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