[FPSPACE] New Progress to Mir About Oct 15

Larry Klaes lklaes@bbn.com
Mon, 25 Sep 2000 11:05:14 -0400

A few years ago CBS paid almost half a billion US dollars
for the rights to broadcast American football.  Of course
I never heard or saw so much as a whimper of protest from
the general public on this.

Considering how successful Survivors was on TV, would
NBC or some other television network be willing to pay
to keep Mir afloat so it could have a Survivor sequel
in such a unique environment?  Companies are willing to
pay millions of dollars for 30-second ads during the
Superbowl, so why not a few more for Mir and the rights
for the highest TV show in history?


At 10:25 PM 09/24/2000 -0400, Dwayne Allen Day wrote:

>On Sun, 24 Sep 2000, David Anderman wrote:
>> Despite Dwayne's insistence that the MirCorp business model is flawed, 
>September 24, 2000
>Mir desperately needs funding to keep it aloft, safe
>Copyright  2000, Interfax News Agency
>MOSCOW (Interfax) - The orbit of the Russian space station Mir is dipping
>closer to Earth and will become unsafe by February of next year unless
>additional sources of funding are identified. 
>MirCorp, the private company responsible for Mir's maintenance and
>operation, has only enough funding for this year, company president
>Jeffrey Manber told Interfax. Talks with various media outlets and
>investment firms have proved fruitless so far and the only reliable
>contact is with the NBC television network, which plans to send a man into
>space in 2002, Manber said. 
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