[Video Link] Is space awesome? Yes, explains the voice of Carl Sagan in this video produced as a sort of homage to NASA *by a fan* — this is not an official NASA video.
Remixer/director/NASA fanboy Reid Gower, the Random Internet Gentleman behind this video provides full credits for sources and inspirations here, and explains,
I got frustrated with NASA and made this video. NASA is the most fascinating, adventurous, epic institution ever devised by human beings, and their media sucks. Seriously. None of their brilliant scientists appear to know how to connect with the social media crowd, which is now more important than ever. In fact, NASA is an institution whose funding directly depends on how the public views them.
In NASA's defense, they have embraced social media. I guess my point is that they don't fully understand how to best use it. In all of their brilliance, NASA seems to have forgotten to share their hopes and dreams in a way the public can relate to, leaving one of humanity's grandest projects with terrible PR and massive funding cuts.
Mr. Gower's YouTube channel is here.
(thanks, Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides!)