December 13, 2013
Carl Sagan had this idea that if "we", not as a nation, but as a planetary people, came together, that great things can happen. He believed, amongst many interesting things, that to continue growing, evolving and expanding ourselves, we must stretch ourselves past our comfort zone. Take on the easy, take on the difficult, take on ideas that shake and shock the very core of who and what you think you are. The Planetary Society is carrying on the vision of Carl Sagan, and I suppose that is what I value the most.
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.