Yesterday, I -- together with Planetary Society Board members Jim Bell, Bill Nye, Neil Tyson, Scott Hubbard, and Elon Musk -- attended President Obama's Space Conference in Florida. Obama's speech was truly inspiring. All my life I have worked to advance exploration into the solar system and it resonated deeply for me to hear him say "ramp up robotic exploration of the solar system" and send humans into the solar system "step by step, [to] push the boundaries not only of where we can go but what we can do." The full transcript of the President's speech is available on NASA's website.
Planetary Society Board Members at 2010 Space Conference
Planetary Society Board members, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Jim Bell, Scott Hubbard, and Louis Friedman at President Obama's Space Conference in Florida, April 15, 2010.