An earthbound goal to turn our nation toward its future, provide near-term economic recovery, and long-term GDP expansion into the 21st century.
We choose to (do these things), not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone…
V1 has proposed exploratory work on this extension of The V1 Project. The intent is to examine how commoditizing navigable aviation infrastructure could generate sufficient market premiums (market equilibrium price, minus cost of provision and a fair profit for public utilities), which can be used to fund the long-term re-creation of America’s inter-modal transportation infrastructure using 21st century technology.
It is intended that this national endeavor be substantial enough to alter the course of current events - to grow coast-to-coast job opportunities among Americans of all skill levels, to drive demand for a new generation of engineers, scientists and mathematicians, and to deliver a re-created transportation infrastructure which will efficiently carry our economy into the 21st century.
It is perceived that there will be two critical underpinnings to Apollo 21:
§ Defining navigable aviation infrastructure as a ubiquitous utility and a tradable commodity.
§ Releasing the wealth in its inherent market value to fund the re-creation of America's transportation infrastructure.
For more on Apollo 21, please see the V1 Docs page for the February 9, 2009, letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood.