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Professor Stephen Hawking explains why the International Space Station is so vital to the future survival of humankind.

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Professor Stephen Hawking explains why the International Space Station is so vital to the future survival of humankind.

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Daniel Rolan
Daniel Rolan

Steven Hawking recently made a comment that any visitors to our world from space would LIKELY be here for their own agenda, an agenda that would have negative and destructive implications for humanity. I feel this is true. And not only true, it is underway right now.

http://alieninvasion.org/

Anna Savelesky
Anna Savelesky

I am amazed Professor Hawking is still living.  His life is an inspiration.

I still have the video tapes of the first Cosmos series.  It is most beautiful and stirring presentation of our system and all that was known at that time.  When I was 13, my age group were really excited by the prospect of space travel.  We knew that our world had finite resources and that all star systems are born, live and eventually die.  The politics of war seemed more important to humans at that time.  Let us hope that we can yet transcend this grief full expression of technology and move in a more enlightened direction.  Prof. Hawking is absolutely correct.  We must go or perish.  My years of dreaming are gone.  I hope the youngs will be entranced by the new "Cosmos" and bless Dr Tyson and all who have contributed this wonderful new presentation.

Alab Melaiye
Alab Melaiye

I feel sorry that he was diagnosed with ALS in his 20s, be he is really smart. The fact of colonizing on Mars is in our reach if we have improved technology and know-how about civilization. Stephen Hawking has a real clear idea about that. I wonder if he invented that speech synthesizer... 

Rap Mage
Rap Mage

I have no doubt that the teachings of this fellow will never be forgotten. The imprint he continues to leave on humanity is indeed Great.

gabriel C.
gabriel C.

He is not our greatest cosmologist. Our greatest cosmology is someone who can at least walk

Emma Qualle
Emma Qualle

@gabriel C. What a sad commentary.  Just because one's legs or arms no longer respond to neurological stimuli due to neurological disease, does not mean the brain has ceased to function.  ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) or MS  can affect anyone.  How fortunate for humans that the brain continues to function!  I hope you can appreciate that all humans have the ability to contribute whether they "can at least walk.".  Be kind as you never know when you may be the one who is unable to "at least walk"