The hyped rocket jaunts by Jeffrey Bezos and Richard Branson remind me of the combination of publicly-funded Space Science and broadcasting revealed in my COSMIC SHORE Case Study from Japan.
Public broadcaster NHK developed a $100K space camera for a US$6.5 million coproduction with PBS‘s NOVA strand.
Their mission: capture the edge of our world, where Earth’s atmosphere meets space, for their poetically-titled Cosmic Shore project.
Astronaut / camera operator Satoshi Furukawa
- Don’t miss my detailed COSMIC SHORE Case Study here. (free).
- Read how NHK planned and executed their complex production over 10 years.
- And coverage in the Guardian of the costs to the environment of private space tourism.