When he spoke about the science of space, he captured imaginations and held people in thrall.
“A literal reading of the Bible simply is a mistake; I mean it’s just wrong” – Carl Sagan on October 4, 1985, as told to Studs Terkel.
Among his long list of roles and accomplishments, the Cornell professor and NASA advisor is possibly best known for the 13-part television series, Cosmos, which reached millions of people worldwide and sealed his place as celebrity scientist. Maybe he was teased a bit for his tendency to say “billions”, a lot.
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