There’s A Lesson Here

Via NASA Watch, an interesting article about SETI:

Denounced a decade ago as a misguided effort to find “little green men” and cut off from government funding, SETI, which stands for search for extraterrestrial intelligence, has found a new following among Silicon Valley titans and techies elsewhere who are interested in space. They have infused the institute with money and unconventional technical ideas, bringing a new respect and energy to the organization. Some argue that being cast away by the federal government was the best thing that could have happened to SETI, that it has become stronger and more innovative in the private sector than it ever could have as part of a public bureaucracy.

More of this, please, particularly for human spaceflight.