By  By Andrew Husband 

Chances are most  who think they know who Stephen Hawking are actually thinking about actor Eddie Redmayne, whose Oscar-nominated performance drives The Theory of Everything. Awards bait aside, Hawking himself has resurfaced for comments made to Adaeze Uyanwah of California during a private tour of London’s Science Museum:

“Sending humans to the changed the future of the human race in ways that we ’t yet understand,” he said.
“It hasn’t solved any of our immediate problems on planet Earth, but it has given us perspectives on them and caused us to both outward and inward.

“I believe that the term future of the human race must be space and that it represents an life insurance for our future survival, as it could prevent the disappearance of humanity by colonising other planets.” (Via The Independent)