A thousand and fifty years ago, the French writer, poet, aristocrat, journalist and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said: “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea“.
A thousand and fifty years later, we ended up building spaceships. Instead of wood we now have metal. We don‘t work on tasks. Machines do that for us. But at the end of the day, there‘s something we still share with our ancestors: our need to long for the endless immensity of the sea. Whenever we face the boundless of the waters, we know we are in awe because something vast is in front of us. Before us.
Below us. Something as endless as the ‘Verse. Because what lies below might inspire fear. But also our innate desire to explore.