Earlier this month our favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, went before Congress to plead his case for NASA. In recent years the budget for NASA has been slashed mercilessly by the folks down in Washington DC,
all many of whom have little to no clue about science and technology.
Tyson makes his case by pointing out the obvious ties between NASA and everyday technology, much of which has stemmed from NASA and military technology. He eloquently talks of the lack of science education and new engineers and scientists in today’s United States and points out that many of today’s aging generation of scientists got their start and motivation during the 50’s and 60’s space race.
The full eight minute video has been posted to YouTube and can also be seen below. If you aren’t familiar with Tyson, he is the head of the Hayden Planetarium at New York’s Museum of Natural History and is also the host of NOVA on PBS. If you agree with his arguments then contact your local representative and make your voice heard now before it’s too late.