Carl Sagan: November 9th, 1934 - December 20th, 1996
There are many science communicators these days willing to enlighten the masses and explain the amazing things we can do because of science and technology. It could be said that we have so many today because Carl Sagan inspired others to follow in his path, including two of the preeminent science communicators of our day; Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson.
There were not as many science communicators in Carl Sagan’s time, making him unique, and extremely important. From Cosmos to Pale Blue Dot and The Demon-Haunted World, Sagan didn't just teach us why science and technology are amazing, he taught us a way out of the superstitions and fears from our ancient history, and how to make a fantastic future possible. He passed away on this day in 1996, still fighting against pseudoscience and the dangers of being ignorant of the science and technology that holds our civilization together. In his last television interview he spoke on this subject. You can view a segment here:http://www.upworthy.com/a-science-icon-died-17-years-ago-in-his-last-interview-he-made-a-warning-that-gives-me-goosebumps-5
These words relate to NASA as well. The efforts and achievements of NASA are sometimes taken for granted or misunderstood. If the public has a better understanding of NASA, they can see why it deserves a budget that can help humanity become more than it is now. To honor Sagan’s legacy, you can take action now to invest in our future:http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action #NASA #Penny4NASA #Sagan