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Guest: Burke Fort. Burke Fort was the guest for this Space Show program to discuss the 8th Continent Project (www.8cproject.com). Mr. Fort explained how the 8th Continent Project integrates technology with space business concepts and projects and incorporates them into the global economy. When asked what type of technology or space related activity was the easiest or smoothest to integrate, he said those activities which use data in the form of a data stream are probably the easiest type of business or product to work with. You will want to listen to this entire discussion, it's illuminating! Mr. Fort was also asked about STEM education and the state of aerospace education in the country. His response was different than what we normally hear on The Space Show. Please make sure you listen to this part of the show. One thing Burke pointed out was the slow disappearance of the "giggle factor" for space commerce and activities. This helps the integration of space technology and financing of space ventures as they are being taken more seriously all the time. Burke also told us about the NASA Reduced Gravity Student Flight Campaigns and we talked about the NASA Means Business program. In response to a listener question about what triggered his space interest, Mr. Fort talked about being of the Baby Boomer generation and growing up with the space program as part of our culture. We compared that to how it is now. Then a southern listener in her mid-twenties sent in a note saying that her generation only has negative news to ponder and experience space. I brought this up to Burke and was actually surprised when he said he had heard this response before from younger Americans. This led to a very interesting discussion, don't miss it. If you want to send Burke Fort a question or comment, you can do so through me at email@example.com or directly to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.