Comments on the previous post brought this little item to mind, Gerard K. O’Neill on a why of the Space Studies Institute.  The age old dilemma, working on doing real things vs working on all of the facets of getting the funds to be able to work on real things.  It was one thing when the world was government and citizen, and not at all easier in the day of government, private-proprietary and citizen.
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