"We went to the Moon, and we discovered Earth for the first time."
To give up NASA and space exploration is to give up our dreams, our ambitions, and our future. Let’s not think of four years into the future. Let’s dream big!
How much would you pay for the universe?
Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about NASA, hope, and the dreams of humanity.
Do you realize that the $850 billion bank bailout — that sum of money — is greater than the entire fifty-year running budget of NASA?
This seems like an appropriate quote for today.
In 2012, NASA’s budget will be less than half a percent of the total Federal Budget. This also represents 35% of the total spending on academic scientific research in the United States.
Over the past 50 years, with little more than the pocket change left over, NASA has turned science-fiction into science-fact. Space stations, human spaceflight, interplanetary exploration - this is all reality now.
Imagine what we could accomplish if we started prioritizing science.
Tumblr, this is why you are my favorite website.
LOVE that the internet has collectively downed NASA’s websites, even at this time of night, to geek out over Curiosity. WAY TO GO WORLD! WAY TO GO NASA!
We have wheels on Mars!NASA scientist reacting to the Curiosity rover’s successful landing on the surface of Mars. There are astronomers, physicists and engineers weeping at JPL right now. Really moving.
Everything is so exciting! Sunspots! Venus’s atmosphere! The history of astronomy! Yay!
Hurricane Irene forms over the Atlantic Ocean, via Astronomy Picture of the Day. NASA closely observed Irene in hopes of better understanding how Atlantic hurricanes form and move.