I've had Neil deGrasse Tyson's Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier on my reading list for quite some time. While I still haven't cracked open the space genius' critique on NASA, I did manage to watch this short 3 minute video of Tyson reminding us just how large our cosmos really is:
"There’s a star that we call the Sun and that’s kind of average and there’s a hundred billion other stars in a galaxy. And our galaxy, the Milky Way, is one of 50 or 100 billion other galaxies in the universe. And with every step, every window that modern astrophysics has opened to our mind, the person who wants to feel like they’re the center of everything ends up shrinking. And for some people they might even find it depressing, I assert that if you were depressed after learning and being exposed to the perspective, you started your day with an unjustifiably large ego. You thought more highly of yourself than in fact the circumstances deserved."