I promised myself I won't post any more space videos here. There are just so many of them, and I don't want my blog to be transformed into a video library. But this one is so powerful that I had to share it (make sure you do too).
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
All around the Internet, NASA’s recent budget cut stirred up heated debates between those who say we should explore space and those who say that we could spend that money on something "more useful." Up until now, I had only observed these debates from afar, not wanting to get caught in the argument. But I recently had come to a point where I felt compelled to share my views on the topic, views that might not be the most convincing—maybe downright flawed—but they are mine and I stand by them.
Reading people’s arguments about space exploration always made me think, think about why I think space exploration is important. And when I take away the emotional factor—the wonder and awe that, in many of us, is deeply embedded when we think about space—the answer is always just one word: knowledge!
Forget science fiction!