20 December 2011

Carl Sagan is my Homeboy

Posted by Ryan Anderson

I am happy to report that my office mate Melissa Rice and I are both now PhDs! My defense was on Friday, and Melissa presented me with this awesome shirt:


After Melissa’s defense yesterday, we thought it would only be fitting to pose in front of the portrait of the man who inspired us to become planetary scientists. We are proud to call Carl Sagan our homeboy:

We are so white and nerdy.

Today is the 15th anniversary of Carl Sagan’s death, and Melissa and I are only two of the thousands of people who are in the sciences today because we were inspired by Sagan. His influence will continue to be felt for years to come.