December 10, 2012
Science fiction writers like Heinlein, Asamov, Bradberry and then along came Carl Sagan. I still have my copy of "Intelligent life in the Universe". He was instrumental in starting the Planetary Society, I became and still am a charter member. Somewhere there was Cosmos which was earth shaking and awesome with the astro photography, WOW. Then on to "Contact". When my son was born I had to name him after my heroes and the name with the most inclusion is Isaac. I am a space cadet, don't know if I will ever get to get of this rock into space, but it is OK, we have satellites sending back great pictures.
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.