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We Stopped Dreaming: commentary by Neil deGrasse Tyson | via lhite [YouTube]

Transcript: “First of all, let’s clarify what the NASA budget is. Do you realize that the $850 billion dollar bailout, that sum of money is greater than the entire 50-year running budget of NASA?

And so when someone says, “We don’t have enough money for this space probe,” I’m asking, no, it’s not that you don’t have enough money, it’s that the distribution of money that you’re spending is warped in some way that you are removing the only thing that gives people something to dream about tomorrow.

You remember the 60s and 70s. You didn’t have to go more than a week before there’s an article in Life magazine, “The Home of Tomorrow,” “The City of Tomorrow,” “Transportation of Tomorrow”. All of that ended in the 1970s. After we stopped going to the Moon, it all ended. We stopped dreaming.

And so I worry that the decision that Congress makes doesn’t factor in the consequences of those decisions on tomorrow. Tomorrow’s gone. They’re playing for the quarterly report, they’re playing for the next election cycle, and that is mortgaging the actual future of this nation, and the rest of the world is going to pass us by.”

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June 21st, 2010

Can’t tell if Life is imitating SciFi, or if it’s the other way around. Either way, the answer’s likely to freak me the fuck out. [via batwoman > jupitervictor] #doctorwhospam

April 9th, 2010
MicroBricks: Blacktron Ground Assault Force
Blacktron is/was one of my favorite of the LEGO Space theme. I like seeing like-minded fans keeping up the spirit of the theme.

MicroBricks: Blacktron Ground Assault Force

Blacktron is/was one of my favorite of the LEGO Space theme. I like seeing like-minded fans keeping up the spirit of the theme.