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Space is the answer to many of the Humanity's most pressing problems!

"As we enter the 21th century, humankind must deal with the energy crisis, the depletion of natural resources and the pollution of the earth. The solution to all these problems lies beyond the earth by tapping the vast resources of the solar system, in particular the asteroids, as a source of materials and the sun as a source of power, which will also remove to outer space some of the major sources of pollution. Uncountable dollars worth of metals, fuels, and life-sustaining substances await in nearby space. Vast amounts of these important substances are locked away--for now--in the asteroids, comets, and planets of our own solar system. The abundant resources of the solar system, including effectively limitless solar energy, could support a vast civilisation of 10 to the 16th power, people"; that's over a million times our present population. John S. Lewis argues in his book "Mining The Sky", that the "shortage of resources is an illusion born of ignorance."

Leeward Space Foundation plans to establish an international system of local chapters to be know as “Space is the Answer” chapters. The purpose of establishing this network of local chapters is two fold. Firstly, the local chapters will support the mission of Leeward Space Foundation by promoting the idea that the development of space and space resources can provide many, if not all the answers to Humanity’s most pressing concerns. Most people know that Human Civilization faces some very difficult challenges ahead such as; climate change, industrial pollution, developing clean energy, eliminating poverty and many others, but few realize that there are permanent solutions to these problems to be found by developing nearby space resources.

Secondly, the network of local chapters will help Leeward develop a Scholarship program for High School Seniors or equivalent and a separate scholarship for college level. Each local school or community chapter can sponsor a graduating senior or college student who will then present a paper to Leeward concerning how he believes developing space resources will provide an answer to a particular concern facing humanity. The best papers will earn their composers scholarship grants and will be published on http://www.Space-Is-The-Answer.Org. We must make the next generation aware of the huge potential of space development, for they are the ones who will build the infrastructure that will grow Human Civilization out into the Solar System. The first year’s scholarships will be $1000, but plans are to grow the top scholarship to $10,000 and to offer four other lesser grants.

Help Leeward raise money to increase the1st year scholarships from $1000 each to $5000. Thanks for all you have done and will do to help save Human Civilization.