In his latest interview, Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famous Astrophysicist reveals that he is not ready to go to Mars on the trip arranged by Elon Musk's company SpaceX. He said that he will only agree to the trip after Elon Musk sends his own mom to Mars and back.
According to CNBC, Neil deGrasse Tyson said this in answer to a question asked to him in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Sunday. Answering to the question, Tyson also said that he admires the fact that SpaceX is looking to reuse the Falcon 9 spaceship. He added that the reusability of a rocket is the fundamental feature present in "affordable expensive" things. The astrophysicist said that he loves earth very much and before making a journey to Mars, he will make sure that he has enough funds to come back to earth.
Neil deGrasse Tyson also took questions regarding what he thinks is the second most interesting thing in the universe, which he answered as a close-up view of the Supernova explosion. He was also asked about whether he would make contact with complex organisms in the next 50 years, which were restricted by constraints of time and space.
According to Mail Online, Neil deGrasse Tyson criticized the investments by profit-driven companies, which can give them poor returns, which are at the same time hugely expensive and dangerous. He also added that going by his experience, the private companies that will send humans to Mars will first take their lessons from similar kinds of government endeavors.
Speaking about President Trump's proposed NASA budget for 2018, Neil deGrasse Tyson heavily criticized it. He described it as a "wolf in sheep's clothes". The removal of Earth monitoring from NASA's mission statement might affect the planet in a very adverse way, said the Astrophysicist.
Neil deGrasse Tyson said that he is very much hopeful about the new generation's positive mentality and way of looking at things in a very different manner from the earlier generation. He added that he is looking forward to see them, born in or around the year 1995, to be in charge of governments and agencies. He dubbed them "Generation Exoplanet" commemorating the discovery of the first exoplanet in the year 1995.