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Also in this section:
Cool Internet sites --- this time on a special theme

Two new Panama tourism guidebooks
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Cool Internet Sites

All of the websites featured in this issue are related to a theme, about which you will very likely see more in The Panama News over the coming months. Suffice that you, and a significant group of educated Panamanians, begin to think seriously of such things.

All go for giant comms satellite

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4418484.stm

and

Sea Launch Mission Page

http://www.sea-launch.com/current_launch.htm

Consider the possible implications of the successful sea launching of a satellite project described in these two websites. Might this be relevant to Panama's future industrial development? For example, if Panama is to build a mega-seaport adjacent to the old Howard Air Force Base, should we include in its design specifications its possible use as a maritime support base for such a sea launch space industry?

 

SpaceShipOne Makes History with
First Private Manned Space Flight

http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/SS1_touchdown_040621.html

Space is not just a government industry anymore, and think about what THAT could mean for Panama and a number of Panamanian private companies.

 

Brazil Space Program

http://www.aerospaceguide.net/worldspace/brazil_in_space.html

and

Indian Space

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/SPACE/

Also consider the implications of a few rich industrialized countries' loss of the northern oligopoly over space flight, and what that could mean for Panama. Just like the NAFTA-based hemispheric economic integration model is no longer the sole option for Panama, hitching a ride into space on NASA's expensive military-oriented space shuttle is no longer our only way to the zero gravity zone.

 

 

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