With the feedback I received, I realized that my concept still remained very broad… and decided to add some more specific elements. Overall, I want to ask my audience about their opinion about the space program and encourage some thought with some arguments for/against it. Therefore, new elements will include:
- Quick mission profile, actual costs versus projected, perceived benefits (like Hubble)
- Opinion pieces from news sources, editorials, blogs, etc.
- Polling data that shows opinions about funding and importance of the space program
These will become the evidence incorporated into my existing framework of asking why we explore to stimulate some thoughts from the audience about what side they might take (pro/con federally funded space exploration… since the private/public debate is an entire other arena).