A Note on Exploration

Boundaries are created by our beliefs.  They aren’t meant to keep us in, but to serve as starting points to see how much further out we can go.

I‘ve been thinking about exploration quite a bit, since that’s a lot of what I do for work and for fun. Making documentaries has enabled me to go so many incredible places and meet so many brilliant people. We live in such an amazing world. It is important for us as a human species to continue exploring it, whether through a microscope, telescope, submersible, or spacecraft.

The marriage between technology and exploration has never been more exciting.  Science and technology are allowing us to feed our innate need to continue exploring our world and others, to learn about things we only imagined or never imagined, to go further out, deeper down, to explore the infinite invisible world of innerspace and to visit places on this planet man has never seen.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do… Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.” ~Mark Twain

Space exploration is changing with the advent of private space companies offering tourist trips to space and a rush of new companies trying to get a piece of the private space industry pie.  It is imperative we go back to the Moon and beyond.  Still, so much of our own planet has not been explored.

More people have been on the moon than have been to the bottom of our own oceans.

We need to continue challenging ourselves to go out further, go deeper, look closer, take one more step, go within, breathe, and question what we know.