The United States has changed the world in many ways. Our inventions, innovations and enterprising national nature impact people around the world every day, and for decades, one of the biggest feathers in America’s cap was our space program.
When Jason Lee set off for a new country in search of success, his father was far from supportive. He saw Jason making a decision that was an affront to his upbringing. Hadn't he prepared Jason for all the work that was to be done closer to home? That was then, some handful of years ago.
Policymakers and the public are wondering what the next big drivers of innovation will be that will propel the American economy forward and boost growth. One prospect is “big data”: the explosion of digital information being generated and stored by individual consumers and firms, from start-ups
In this series, we are looking at how tough economic times have led the United States and Europe down two different paths – one focused on budget cuts, the other on investment and enterprise.
Space still remains the final frontier for man, even after the Space Shuttle tried to make leaving the Earth's atmosphere seem routine. With what seems like infinite potential beyond this big blue marble we live on, it seems striking how underdeveloped and costly space remains.