Why Do We Love Space?

Narration: Greg Russell


Our quest is as old as civilization, perhaps as old as our species. Comparing the ancient myths of many peoples tells us that the question “where did we come from?” is one as cogent and profound as we can pose. For an answer, we continually looked to the sky - the great unknown that has always figured prominently in human ideas of origins and destinies. A remarkable triumph of the twentieth-century astronomy is the demonstration that this notion is true: That our origin, and perhaps our destiny, lies among the stars. Our physical journeys into the cosmos may be generations into the future, but our minds already live in the Space Age.