Neil Degrasse Tyson's Influence On The Modern World

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“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude” - Thomas Jefferson. This quote is most notably upheld by famed astronomer and astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson, who pushes through each day with the goal of not only doing his best for the good of science, but for the common good of the people. His achievements involving things like recording information found by the Hubble Telescope and other large scientific missions have thrust the country forward in terms of knowledge and innovation. After examining the life of Neil Degrasse Tyson, one could only admit the impact he has made on modern society because of his scientific achievements and his selfless desire to teach the general public not only to learn about space, but to be curious about everything, has been astronomical.…show more content…
He is the second of three children under Cyril DeGrasse and Sunchita Tyson. He was interested in astronomy and space from an early age, he would often lay on his roof at night and stare up at the stars. He attended youth orientated classes at the Hayden Planetarium, he also went to the Bronx High School of Science which only fueled his desire for knowledge of astronomy and other space related subjects. After years of hard work Tyson got his High School Diploma with an emphasis on astrophysics. He was one of 2 students from the Bronx High School of Science who was chosen to go to the Hayden Planetarium with Bob Seger, who was at the time, Tyson’s role model. He spent the day with Segan and when it was time for Tyson to head home, the bus that he was supposed to take didn’t show up. Tyson continued to call Segan and tell him what had happened. Segan invited him to his home to stay for the night so he could head back in the morning, an offer which Tyson was eager to accept.(Contemporary Authors

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