Is space exploration an enterprise worth pursuing? In Space Chronicles, astrophysicist at large Neil deGrasse Tyson answers this question with a resounding yes. In the wake of severe cuts to the budget of NASA and growing concerns over American deficiency in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, Tyson comments on why space exploration is fundamentally tied to American prosperity. In his uniquely witty and accessible style Neil deGrasse Tyson urges consideration of the potential power of space exploration to stir the imagination, spur innovation, and create new possibilities.
You can also check out Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet by Neil deGrasse Tyson which chronicles the controversy that ensued when the Hayden Planetarium (of which Tyson is Director) demoted Pluto from planet status to dwarf.
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