Journeys of the Mind: Yes, We Went to the Moon

Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Mar 13, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I watched what I assume was the first episode of the New Cosmos series with Neil DeGrasse Tyson and had the usual reaction for people my age to the effect that he is not Carl Sagan. And the episode was OK - I didn't like the fake spaceship (Carl Sagan would never have allowed his space ship to 'whoosh' or swerve back and forth dodging asteroids) but really appreciated hearing them tell the story of Bruno and make it clear just how vast and how deep both space and time really are. I think NASA does a brilliant job, I wish the rest of science (including my own agency) could reach people the way NASA does, and yes, I saw the first human step on the Moon. That feeling, you know, it never really goes away.

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