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Carl Sagan Of Mars

In our more reflective, melancholic moments, I’m sure we all wonder what we’re going to miss after we die. Whether it’s personal — our children, grandchildren — or on a grander scale. In my own moments of reflection, as exciting as it is to be alive during our first baby steps into space… I can’t help but wonder, in awe, about the incredible things we will do and lengths we will travel in a future that I sadly won’t be alive to see.

Carl Sagan was arguably more reflective than any of us, and I find comfort in knowing that he felt the same way. He knew the inevitable would come after his death, regardless of budget cuts or a continuously pervasive lack of wonder, and he left a message.

A message for the travelers to Mars.

Double Down: Mars & The Pale Blue Dot

Obama’s been catching some flack from spacemen this week for paring down Georgie’s man on the moon redux, but he had the political-savvy to accompany that decision with a commitment to putting man on Marswithin his lifetime.” Space geeks everywhere are gyrating back and forth in ebullience.

In honor of the kinda momentous announcement, Goodosphere throws it back to Carl. Enjoy two great video tributes to the intergalactic wonderer, Cosmos creator, and humble genius: