President hopes to inspire students in space and science

The World

America, the first country to put a man and a flag on a celestial body, once captivated the world with its commitment to a single vision: the exploration and understanding of the world around us. One recent assessment, however, says American 15-year-olds now rank 21st in science and 25th in math when compared to their peers around their world. With so much happening on the ground, how can we turn our focus to the stars … and, is it even worth it?

To discuss those ideas, and the president’s commitment to the space program, we speak to Charles Bolden, the new NASA administrator.

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