. . . Monday June 13, 2005

Total Eclipse on Space Advertising

Look, up in the sky. Is it a UFO? A new universe. A cosmological reaction to the romantic scenes in the final Star Wars movie?

Or maybe it’s just a Nike swoosh…

Sound far fetched? Well it’s not that far from the minds of some folks at the FAA. In fact, they are so concerned about the prospect of Spacevertising that they’ve already released a statement on the matter that calls for a total ban on “advertising in outer space that is capable of being recognized by a human being on the surface of the Earth without the aid of a telescope or other technological device.”

Space ads might seem like a crazy idea. But come on. How long do you think it will be before we look back at that statement by the FAA and get nostalgic for the innocence of our galactic past?

Concentration is important!