Sandra Bullock in Movie Gravity – Too Little Too Late for NASA PR – Fed Shutdown

The irony of this week’s opening of the movie Gravity starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, and Ed Harris is just, well, “out of this world. ” Unintentionally timed by public relations wonks to match up with this week’s furlough of 97% of NASA employees is nothing short of amazing.  As Hollywood’s magic PR campaign and star power launch the movie  to earth orbiting heights, the real U.S. space program appears to be burning up upon re-entry.

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Which Avenger is the Best Entrepreneur? Best PR client?

Which Avenger is the most entrepreneurial? I vote Tony Stark. He brings hot products to market.  Although, in my public relations work, I would likely most want to represent Captain America.  Perhaps he’s less of a wild child and a better role model than Tony. Although the Hulk has that whole Green PR angle. The whole group collectively has a real social responsibility (CSR) thing goin’ on, don’t you think?

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NASA’s Big Mistake – Space PR

I love the space program. In 1969, as a child I sat riveted to the black and white TV screen with my family as Neal Armstrong took those first tentative steps on the powdery lunar surface. I was listening to the radio when the space shuttle Challenger exploded with the first teacher to go into space on board. As a youth, the ...

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