Following up on my first post of the day… For those who missed Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s heartfelt tribute to Carl Sagan during the premiere of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Open Culture did a wonderful post that included this video:
And this photocopy of the amazing letter Tyson received from Sagan when he was just 17:
To see the full transcripts of both that letter and Tyson’s reply, and to read more of the moving story behind them, I urge you to check out Open Culture’s Carl Sagan Writes a Letter to 17-Year-Old Neil deGrasse Tyson (1975) article.
But wait, the Open Culture newsletter containing that post’s link also contained a link to one including yet another “awesome correspondence” video – one who’s poignancy and beauty compels me to include it here as well:
I want ice water.
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