Neil deGrasse Tyson pleads for reinvigorating NASA

July 20, 2011 | By | Reply More

Neil deGrasse Tyson bemoans that “no one is dreaming about tomorrow anymore.” At some point, “you gotta look up.” He reminds us that NASA enables our dreams: “The most powerful agency on the dreams of a nation is currently underfunded to do what it needs to do. . . . How much would you pay for the universe?”

NASA now runs off of .58% of the national budget. Compare this to the 1960s, when a full 5% of the national budget was allocated to NASA. Compare the NASA budget to the money we are wasting on our military adventures and it’s intensely depressing.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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