The Coalition for Space Exploration, a collective of many prominent, established aerospace firms has released the second part of its “Think Outside the Circle” campaign that highlights the positive influence of space exploration on our everyday lives.
The latest installment is called “Closer and Safer” and discusses how space-based technology has improved the quality of living of so many down here on Earth, helping out in cases of emergency like fires and hurricanes and in more personal matters like eye surgery.
The release of this public service announcement coincided with the final launch of space shuttle Endeavour which took place on May 16. The campaign’s purpose is to garner support among the general population as well as the U.S. leadership.
“We enjoy a myriad of real benefits each day as a result of space exploration,” said Coalition Chairman Glenn Mahone. “Our intention is to not only inform viewers about these benefits, but cause them to think in new ways – outside the circle of Earth – and ask, ‘What’s next? What would our lives be like without these technologies?”