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Wired Article: Write and Vote on a Better Slogan for NASA


I read this article this morning and thought it was pretty funny.  However one of the submissions was from Steve Reardon who suggested "Ex Caeli Sapientia" which I assume is Latin and means "From the heavens, wisdom".  When I read that I immediately thought of Project OSCAR and AMSAT and how much information and knowledge has been gained by that first group of amateurs that gathered and crafted OSCAR-1 and how that knowledge has been passed down to others that have filled those shoes and have built, assisted in building, supported, and operated over sixty satellites over the last thirty-seven years.

We will never know how much of that knowledge was used in other-than-amateur satellites that have touched each and every life at some point in time.

Eric W4OTN
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