The White House Just Uploaded This Stephen Hawking Video
The White House uploaded this brief video of Stephen Hawking to its official YouTube channel today. The clip comes from an August 2009 interview.
“As a small boy, I used to take things apart,” says Hawking. “I wanted to find out how they work. That is still what I want, but I’ve moved on to bigger things like the Universe.”
“The thrill of discovering something no one knew before is like nothing else I know,” he adds. “I want to share my excitement with everyone. My main challenge has been Lou Gehrig’s Disease or ALS. I have had it since I was 21, but it has not prevented me from exploring the universe with my mind or having three wonderful children.”
Hawking turned 71 today.