Sailing the stars with the Science Guy

I’ve been wallowing in the ugly side of human nature for so long, I decided it was time to post something positive. So, here ya go: Bill Nye’s LightSail Kickstarter has exceeded its original goal by almost a million dollars. Not only is this a pretty awesome project, but it’s an awesome project that has found an enthusiastic audience. In theory, this will encourage more projects of this ilk. Win/win/win.

I guess the only dark lining to this silver cloud is that it’s kind of disappointing that this kind of work is being done on Kickstarter and not the ESA or NSA or the ФКА or some such governmental body. I love entrepreneurial science, but I love public science even more.

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