To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit. – astrophysicist Stephen Hawking
The sun is one of over 200 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, and astronomers estimate there are 100 to 200 billion galaxies in the universe. Space exploration represents an eternal quest for knowledge that is undaunted by the enormity of the task.
Our celestial neighbors are the key to unraveling planetary mysteries while driving discoveries that will shape our future on Earth. The next era of human space exploration will send us on a flexible journey to the lunar surface, ancient asteroids and, ultimately, the Red Planet. The pursuit of Mars will foster a new age of international collaboration, technological advancement, and unprecedented innovation.
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