We asked festival attendees in New York to talk about their interest in science. This is what they said.
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Posted on June 1, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. ET
"Stars are rad."
"I one day hope to be a billionaire owner like Elon Musk of SpaceX."
"Science creates weird problems for art to solve." —Jason Klimoski, NASA Orbit Pavilion architect
"My passion to understand how the human body works has inspired me to pursue a career in nursing."
"Cosmos with Neil DeGrasse Tyson."
"While at [graduate school], I was fascinated by art and science collaborations! Now I work as a science visualizer at NASA."
"Screw science! J/K. I like science because I'd rather figure out the answer to things, opposed to believing the answer to things."
"I like science because I see all these cool projects. Experiments are fun for me. I love all the images of the sun. It's fun."
"My grandfather is an engineer and I like things that go fast."
"Neutrinos are cool."
"Big deep mysteries." —Dan Goods, visual strategist for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
"I love science for the experiments. You can't learn the same way from a textbook. I want to be a scientist!"
"Because the world is always more and more interesting when you look closer."
—David Delgado, designer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
"We can fix the world with science, but we still have a lot to learn and discover."
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