We Stopped Dreaming
Neil deGrasse Tyson once gave an epic rant about our bewildering unwillingness to provide more than a fraction of a penny of the American tax dollar to space progress. We aren’t talking about “space exploration” as a singular effort here, I really mean space progress.
We must acknowledge that despite our space program’s birth as an extension of the Cold War, it has evolved into the most publicly accessible source of scientific inspiration in our culture. I’d love to claim that biology could somehow take that crown, but I’ll give the nod to the space folks … because it’s true.
Evan Schurr has created this mashup of Dr. Tyson’s words with a visual history of space exploration. It was inspired by the Sagan Series by Reid Gower (which you should watch, repeatedly). The torch of inspiration for tomorrow’s discoverers is firmly in the hands of Dr. Tyson. Can we commit to one penny of our tax dollar to fund tomorrow?
“How much would you pay … for the universe?”
What a great video. Dr. Neil Tyson, we love you. Well done, Evan Schurr.