Has America lost its “exploratory compass”?

by Jun 4, 2013

Neil deGrasse Tyson seems to think so… the video below is NdGT giving the commencement address at Rice University in Houston on May 11, 2013.

It’s really an excellent example of a *clear* look back on history and discussing *why* the early US manned space program went where it did as fast as it did…

There’s nothing wrong with that.

BUT — at 17:16, the real home-run shot comes into play:

…and I can tell you that in the years since we landed on the Moon, America has lost its exploratory compass.

The real question, I guess is… how do we find that again?

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