In working on my current book, The Cosma Hypothesis, I have been giving a lot of thought to exactly what the Human Space Program would look like. At the moment, since I am the only person (as far as I know) who is pushing for it, the HSP can be almost anything, from a formal alliance of government programs to a nonprofit organization that advocates for international collaboration to a robust website!
There is no question that we have a lot of international collaboration going on now, and this can be a platform for something much larger. Moreover, we could certainly start a nonprofit that could be called "the Human Space Program," and it could be the locus for all activity in this area. At the other end of the spectrum, everything could be virtual, a simple blog or website that monitors activities that might quality for fitting into the Human Space Program.
The more I have thought about this issue, the more that it makes sense to start small and evolve. So, I have come to the conclusion that a website or blog is the best way to start. It could be this blog, but I am inclined to start something new that will reside under the Human Space Program terminology.
I welcome your comments on this approach.
(To be continued)
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