Makenzie Lystrup has taken oath as the new Director of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, but what has drawn attention is the book she chose to swear the oath on. Lystrup opted for Carl Sagan’s 1994 book ‘Pale Blue Dot,’ which famously talks about Earth’s insignificance in the grand scheme of things. The move has been hailed by many on social media as a reminder to keep the environment and Earth’s fragility in mind. This step by Lystrup shows a growing trend of public figures taking stands on environmental issues.
Today: December 2, 2023