Bill Nye on CNN Says US Risks Losing Its Space Edge
Posted by Jennifer Vaughn
05-07-2012 10:26 CDT
Here's a dramatic and effective video featuring our boss. CNN grabbed Bill Nye before he spoke at the TED conference last March. Speaking directly to the camera as part of the CNN Ideas series, the Science Guy opens with his passionate belief in the importance of investing in space. "...Investment in space stimulates society, it stimulates it economically, it stimulates it intellectually, and it gives us all passion. Everyone, red state, blue state, everyone supports space exploration. So I understand the budget has got to be cut, but something has gone a little bit wrong."
Bill is talking most immediately about the proposed $300 million cut in funding for planetary science missions, which would put future projects on the scale of Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory Rover, in jeopardy. The topic is sure to come up at our celebration of Curiosity's landing. Planetfest is August 4th and 5th. Join us and share your passion for planetary science.