Gwynne Shotwell COO of SpaceX talks about STEM education and building space hardware in her TED talk
. She points out that the US is slipping in education, innovation, and manufacturing. My T=0 for the start of our slide or failure to keep up with exponential innovation, is the cancellation of the Super Collider. I wish someone would provide some insight into why we don't produce stuff on the "Moon Landing" scale any more.