We’ve been talking for awhile here on this site about the United States government’s increasingly callous disinterest in funding space exploration. NASA is headed for big budget cuts from a budget which was already pretty miniscule. It’s happening because most voters don’t really understand why they should care. For those people, well here’s the answer.
Neil de Grasse Tyson is not only a brilliant Astrophysicist but a compelling public speaker. He’s talked before on the importance of funding space travel but I don’t think he’s ever made his case quite as simple and succinctly as he does here in this Fox interview. Make it a point to share this with your friends who just don’t get it. Onward to the edge!