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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Braves Questacon Free Fall

Renowned popular scientist and director of the Hayden Planetarium, Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, wowed audiences in Canberra this morning as he dropped from the top of the Questacon Free Fall, without being even a little bit frightened. At press time Tyson said that, despite his trademark outward cool, he was “a little scared because it…

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Renowned popular scientist and director of the Hayden Planetarium, Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, wowed audiences in Canberra this morning as he dropped from the top of the Questacon Free Fall, without being even a little bit frightened.

At press time Tyson said that, despite his trademark outward cool, he was “a little scared because it looks like such a long way to fall.”

“I have studied planets and galaxies for decades. Their size is terrible and immense and impressive, but all of the distant nebulae and their constituent stars, planets and other debris pale in comparison to that big scary drop at Questacon.”

When asked how the Free Fall compared to the rest of his illustrious career, Tyson was quick to declare the attraction “the most impressive phenomenon in the universe that he had ever witnessed and that would ever be witnessed.”

“Or it will be until I go down it again!” Tyson said, as he ran up the Free Fall stair case like a child.

Experts have said that, while a PhD. in physics may enrich the Free Fall experience, it is not necessary to enjoy the Questacon staple.

“Be careful, Neil!” his parents shouted from the floor at press time.