WATCH: President Obama Introduces COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey

President Barack Obama gave a 30-second introduction to Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s revamping of the Carl Sagan classic, COSMOS, which had over 8.5 million viewers on it’s Sunday premiere across 10 networks, pegging the series as an attempt to inspire a new generation to explore. Watch the intro below:

Watch Sagan’s Original Cosmos Introduction

Watch the Trailer For Tyson’s Cosmos Reboot