A United People
David L. Richards
November 26, 2012
Director, Hoover-Price Planetarium
I don't want to land on comets, asteroids, or moons that we haven't landed on before. I don't want to descend into canyons on Mars and peer inside lava tubes on the Moon. I don't want to hop around a comet and float on Titan's seas and dive into Europa's ocean.I do want to see the people of this great nation pull together in the same direction. A vast minority of our citizens can't accept a black man in the White House, almost 50 years after the Civil Rights Act. Until we come together as a united people with a common will we are not going anywhere.
An asteroid or comet headed for Earth is the only large-scale natural disaster we can prevent. Working together to fund our Shoemaker NEO Grants for astronomers, we can help save the world.