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Why We Explore Earth and Space

27 Apr 2017, 15:27 UTC
Why We Explore Earth and Space
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Eleanor Roosevelt once said that the “future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” So today, I want to take this moment to thank the organizers, the Marchers, the families, and the leaders in science. I thank you for your creativity, innovation, imagination, and for your “belief in the beauty of your dreams!”

I think the most important thing we can do is to inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and engineering education that will help young people literally take us to Mars. I call anyone in school today, the Mars Generation! Students, it will be one of you who first steps on Mars in the 2030s! I have no doubt that we will become an interplanetary species, within two decades and that we will likely find the existence of life, or past life, on another planetary body, within the next decade.

Why is that so important? Because the scientific discovery of life tells about our own planet, which I call Spaceship Earth! We are all on this precious blue planet ...

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