| Published: March 2, 2010 – 10:28 am
On Saturday February 27, The Planetary Society honored Stephen Hawking with the Cosmos Award, named in honor of Carl Sagan. Professor Hawking delivered an insightful talk about balancing robot exploration with human spaceflight. Then our panel took questions from the British audience. We all want to extend our reach to distant destinations, especially Mars. For the sake of humankind, these places need to be explored. We were in Cambridge, Britain.