Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson took the baton from the late Dr. Carl Sagan and gave the nation a truly inspiring gift — the “Cosmos.”
"We should be electing men and women like Tyson, and Sagan before him. Men and women that understand the vastness of the universe dictates that our true, singular purpose as a species is to explore beyond our earthly limitations. At one time this country had a president who may not have been a scientist himself, but who greatly appreciated and understood the promise of eternal hope that a commitment to science and specifically space exploration would provide us. How can we not be optimistic when we are working together to explore strange new worlds, new life and new civilizations, as it were? Sadly, that man was shot dead before he could even see his challenge of putting a man on the moon fulfilled, but that doesn’t mean we have to remain ambivalent to the prospect of seeing and exploring the deepest reaches of space one day."