Both sides of the argument have their merits, and the point of this piece is not to declare one side of the argument more valid than the other. But it's worth noting that Tyson, if he is wrong, isn't completely wrong. The policy experts can argue budgets and administration and the politics of NASA. We're simply arguing that Tyson is correct when he says investments in space science pay dividends here on Earth. They have done so famously in the past, and they continue to do so as you read this sentence.