Space for Peace
November 27, 2013
While not the image that first engaged me with space exploration, it is the image that solidified its importance and necessity. Barely a generation before, the two super-powers of the world were poised at eliminating each other with nuclear fire. But barely a generation later, those two nations now work together in the difficult venture of space exploration and under the banner of science and peace.
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.