Clyzzel Ann Samson "Why Space Matters"

“Space can unite us all. The great thing about science is that the color of your skin, your age, your gender, or how much money you’ll make – doesn’t matter. Science is a human enterprise. We can leave our nationalistic tendencies that are based on pretentious values and come together through the spirit of science. For one ultimate goal. Seeing Earth from space makes us reevaluate our incentives, our hatreds for one another, and, our future.”

“Just as it is deemed shameful giving our children a stuffed animal as their only representation of a polar bear, let us not give our children those glow in the dark stickers as their only representation of space. Instead let us become the kind of society which encourages old men to plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”