SomeRandomGirl... That was a really good video. Thanks. I didn't think I would listen to the whole thing, but it turned out to be really cool.
Here's another TED I enjoyed recently. In a bloody brit accent and logically superior metric standards, but still...
Specifically at 6:35, he explains how the US Apollo program contributed to the US economy. For every $1 spent on the Apollo program, it contributed to $14 dollars being introduced into the US economy.
"Nothing is more fatal to the progress of the human mind than to
presume that our views of science are ultimate. That our triumphs are
complete. That there are no mysteries in Nature and that there are no
new worlds to conquer." ~ Sir Humphry Davy