when i watch this video i can't help but wish for a re-invigoration of science in the modern world. i've complained about america a lot on this forum, but it is only because they have the means to develop anything within the (reasonable) realm of possibility. as an australian i could only wish we had an institution like nasa, therefore i can only look on to america as the drivers of the future. but what would it take to achieve a goal like sending a man to mars? or even launching new and more powerful telescopes?
do we need a new faux-cold war? or a revolution to insight a drive that focuses on the future - unlike the drive to win the next election cycle as dr tyson says? what will it take to change the current policies of appeasement and nay sayers?