NASA Soft Power Projection Happens Without NASA

NASA Soft Power Projection Happens Without NASA
NASA Soft Power Projection Happens Without NASA

Polish children at the Analog Astronaut Training Center’s space camp explore an organic solar module presented to them by their Colombian instructor.PHOTO: CAROLINA OROZCO DONNEYS/UNIVERSIDAD ICESI

Science Magazine

Keith’s note: Yet another example of the global interest in space exploration – between Colombia and Poland – and yet they are half a world apart. Oh yes: note the logo on the boy’s hat. NASA’s reach is global and usually beyond its own understanding since the agency passes on capitalizing on innumerable soft power options to help empower the Artemis Generation – everywhere. The one glaring exception is the NASA Space Apps competition which is only promoted in a substantive way by some portions of NASA SMD – but not the rest of the agency (sadly). This is from A space camp’s cultural exchangeScience (subscription): “The camp’s instructors—including author COD—had come from Colombia to conduct research at Poland’s Analog Astronaut Training Center (AATC). As the head of the camp, which is run by AATC, I had invited them to share their knowledge with the campers. We worked together to translate the scientific concepts from Spanish to English to Polish. As we planned the lessons, they shared the Colombian traditions of integrating movement, art, music, and ancestral knowledge into scientific work. For example, one activity demonstrated how scientists are extracting the pigments from Colombian fruits and trying to incorporate them into green solvents that could be used to make organic solar panels. During a break, we played salsa music over a loudspeaker and encouraged the campers to dance.” More on NASA branding.

-

-

PREV The average sale price of supermarkets has more than doubled in 2023, and exceeds one million euros
NEXT Murder of Rose in the Vosges: 20 years in prison for the teenager