We Need More Curiosity

 

With the passings of Ray Bradbury and Sally Ride, and the successful launch of Curiosity, I’ve been thinking a lot about space exploration and the importance of science and the drive to learn more, to ask why, to discover. As the mother of a three-year-old, I want desperately to bottle her sense of wonder and to do everything I can to prevent it from disappearing.

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RIP Space Shuttle Program

We’ll miss you. When you get the chance, can you please tell your yet-to-be-born little sister to be born and grow up quickly so we can go conquer deep space? Thank you.

Space Shuttle Atlantis coming home. Photo courtesy of CBS News.