There was a time when exploration was limited by the technology at our disposal to accomplish it. In the early days the distance explorers could go was limited by the kinds of ships they had to cross the ocean. In the 20th century man couldn’t make it to the moon until NASA developed the technology needed to take him there. But things have changed.
Today the limits of exploration are defined not by the technology at our disposal but by our willingness to invest resources in using it. The only thing keeping man from reaching Mars is the voting public’s general disinterest in exploration. The technology is there, the money to use it isn’t. NASA’s biggest challenge in the 21st century is in getting people to care about what they’re doing. So they’ve enlisted Optimus Prime to help bring people around.
They following inspirational video features Peter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Prime, extolling the virtues of exploration. Watch it…
We must go.