For those who dream of going where no one has gone before, the ultimate technology lies in space exploration. And given that, NASA's deep-digging cutbacks last year were heartbreaking. It was like watching someone cut short the very future and potential of mankind.

But don't give up, says Neil deGrasse Tyson. A magnetically charismatic astrophysicist, he challenges the public to see "NASA, not as a handout, but as an investment," one that gives us a continued stake in the empowering spirit of discovery.

"You can't put a price on space exploration," he says in the video "We Stopped Dreaming," a work that shows how massive an impact it was for people to see the Earth from the surface of the moon. This is a must-see for space geeks, tech nerds and anyone else who could use a dose of hope right now.

[via GeekSugar]