With the recent success of private enterprise in space maybe you think that means its time we mothballed NASA. You’d be wrong. SpaceX’s recent success in sending their Dragon capsule to the International Space Station couldn’t have happened without them. While the rocket was technically privately owned, NASA provided some of the funding and a lot of the technical expertise that made their launch possible.
We need NASA.
No one has done a better job of making a case for NASA’s funding needs in recent years than astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson. He does it again in this compelling video, discussing the effect that NASA has had on our culture. Watch…
“We went to the moon and we discovered Earth.” What else will we discover about ourselves, if we push even further into the cosmos? I’d like to find out. Onward to the edge.