This video was conceived before the passing of Neil Armstrong, but it seems a fitting tribute to his legacy as the first human pioneer to set foot on another world. Let us hope that he is only the first of the firsts, and that mankind continues to pioneer other worlds, asteroids, and beyond into the cosmos. It certainly won’t be easy, on any front.
So on this Labor Day, let’s all remember that regardless of policies, regardless of methods, and regardless of destinations, our journey into outer space will take an immense amount of work.
Now – let’s all take those next steps. Together.
Using an abridged version of Walt Whitman’s classic poem “O Pioneers!” Vocals by Will Geer. Music: “The Dubstep Symphony,” by NGB (Creative Commons license: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNB81laY31U )