"There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer." - Calvin Coolidge
This quote is from 1979. That is a few years after Apollo and just before the Space Shuttle. I wonder though, does it still hold true? As NASA’s budgets dwindle and wars carry on, I worry we actually are turning our back on the Universe.
We desperately need to reignite our sense of exploration because we have greater goals for mankind. Imagine if once again space exploration was a priority, pushing innovation across the globe.
NASA’s current budget is 0.48% of the US Federal Budget. Imagine what the U.S. alone could do with a full 1%