saganism

#TBT Felt pretty out of this world to hang with former NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld, former NASA astronaut & current NASA Chief Admin Charles Bolden, and Lead Project Scientist for the Voyager spacecraft & CalTech Physics Professor Edward Stone (who was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award that evening) during the screening of ‘I Want To Be An Astronaut’ in the National Academy of Sciences Building in DC for the American Astronautical Society’s 60th Anniversary.

Humbling doesn’t even cover it. So much stellar in one image. I’ve never felt closer to Carl Sagan than engaging with one of the most influential men responsible for the Voyager’s’ success.

“The Earth is the only world known, so far, to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment, the Earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”

~ Carl Sagan

5

10 Movies with LGBTQ Main Characters Directed By Women

Boys Don’t Cry dir. Kimberly Pierce (1999)

But I’m a Cheerleader dir. Jamie Babbit (1999)

D.E.B.S. dir. Angela Robinson (2004)

Frida dir. Julie Taymor (2002)

Girls in Uniform dir. Leontine Sagan (1931)

Lyle dir. Stewart Thorndike (2014)

Mosquita y Mari dir. Aurora Guerrero (2012)

Olivia dir. Jaqueline Audry (1951)

Pariah dir. Dee Rees (2011)

Water Lilies dir. Céline Sciamma (2007)