Exploring The Heavens To Heal Earth
I will openly admit that my favorite journalist by far is Fareed Zacharia. Fareed’s gift to engage and educate is what I believe the field of journalism was designed to do. More often than not, I will come home from church on Sunday afternoon, not to turn on the game of the day, basketball, or football, but to turn on Fareed Zakaria’s Global Public Sqaure (GPS). It was a huge day for OGTV when OGTV had a chance to film Fareed live back in 2012, and I had a chance to shake the hand of a true educator, and extraordinary reporter of "News U Can Use" shortly after the launch of his new book, "The Post American World". It was sort of like meeting Mahatma Ghadhi in the flesh
This particular Fareed Zakaria GPS special took a fascinating look at how harnessing the energy of nuclear fusion reactions may create a virtually limitless energy source, unlocking innovations in hypersonic flight, and revealing the power of the mind by mapping the brain. Will astronauts reach Mars by the 2030s? Will it soon be possible to 3D-print human organs for life-saving transplants? Zakaria guides viewers on a tour of how scientists may turn these technological pipe dreams into reality during an extraordinary hour of discoveries.
Guests on the program include NASA Administrator Charles Bolden; the chief of the Bioficial Heart Division of the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute at the University of Louisville, Dr. Stuart Williams; from the energy development member nation organization ITER, U.S. head Ned Sauthoff and scientists Gunther Janeschitz and Mark Henderson; the chief engineer for the high speed systems division at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Robert Mercier; and theoretical physicist & futurist Dr. Michio Kaku.
Take a moment (literally 30 minutes, to pay close attention to Administrator Charlie Bolden’s State of NASA 2015 speech) so that you can better understand the nation’s current journey to Mars. Speaking to all of NASA staff virtually, and live from the Houston Jet Propulsion Center, Administrator Bolden declares NASA Space Exploration to be alive and well. As we follow the national priority to Move STEM in America, just yesterday, President Obama spoke at the the 5th annual White House Science Fair
, where he welcomed more than 100 students from more than 30 states for a celebration and showcase of their truly remarkable achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). “These young scientists and engineers teach us … how to question assumptions; to wonder why something is the way it is, and how we can make it better," the President said. "And they remind us that there’s always something more to learn, and to try, and to discover, and to imagine -- and that it’s never too early, or too late to create or discover something new."
Preparing our workforce, developing scientists, and engineers to conduct the type of research, and to enable small and large business to engage in the space industry is rapidly becoming more clear to the American public. Developing technology is helping us to appreciate why it’s worth taking a "Moon Shot for the 21st century.”
At the White House Science Fair, President Obama went on to describe how science shapes our world-view: "That’s why we love science. It’s more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world, and to share this accumulated knowledge. It’s a mindset that says we that can use reason and logic, and honest inquiry to reach new conclusions and solve big problems”.
OGTV invites you to enjoy this very educational NASA State of The Union 2015 speech, and congratulations to Administrator Bolden, and to the NASA crew for looking to the hills of the universe to bring practical healing to this land.
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