“With the President of the United States participating in the rollout of a scientific adventure, I think there is no better evidence that we do have a future that we can dream of,” Tyson told the crowd. His chapter comes more than 30 years after Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.”
A bit of the old “Cosmos” has been embedded in the new: Sagan’s wife, Ann Druyan, who co-wrote the Emmy-winning show with him, is an executive producer on the reboot.
This isn’t the first time President Obama has endorsed science programming. He also appeared on “Mythbusters,” where he challenged Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to re-test the myth of Archimedes’ solar death ray.