I find this very moving, and quite clever. I grew up with the space program — we had a lot of friends at NASA — and I’ve been a big supporter of space exploration. It was very exciting to see people on the moon, but frankly, there’s not much reason to go back any time soon, and not much reason to send people to Mars. The near-space program and especially the unmanned exploration programs are really where the action is. The census of planets is growing rapidly, and that’s going to have to change our view of our place in the universe. This is one of the biggest things in science since Copernicus.