Video Pick of the Week: End of an Era

In celebration of what was, and in hopes of what will be… the Video Pick of the Week.

In all the history of mankind there will be only one generation which will be the first to explore the solar system, one generation for which, in childhood the planets are distant and indistinct discs moving through the night, and for which in old age the planets are places, diverse new worlds in the course of exploration. There will be a time in our future history when the solar system will be explored and inhabited by men who will be looking outward toward the first trip to the stars. To them and to all who come after us, the present moment will be a pivotal instant in the history of mankind.

— Carl Sagan, London lecture at Eugene, Oregon, 1970.

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