I wasn’t alive for the moon landing. I didn’t experience the rush I might have, knowing that we were on the cusp of becoming a multiplanetary species, but I do know the significant let-down of knowing that we’re STILL not a multiplanetary species, mostly because we’re pouring all our money into military endeavours instead of space exploration. Sagan’s words have given me a sense of what the high must have felt like, which only magnifies the low we’re experiencing now.
See more videos in the Sagan Series. They’re inspiring and poetic and beautiful.