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  • Cosmic Community: Mankind's Opportunity

    In 69 we broke our tethers, bound for the furthest sea,
    we pulled up anchor, and headed for the Sea Of Tranquility.
    We took our first steps, no easy feat,
    as mankind took that giant leap.
    Our own little home world, so fragile, it's just a rock,
    the communities of the future, wont be down the street or around the block.
    Say,"goodbye" to our beautiful blue world, set against the black,
    when we leave, it's a one way trip, there's no ticket back.

    We've sent rovers to Mars, and probes bearing messages on exploratory trips,
    our emissaries, those reconnaissance ships.
    Our nearest neighbors; they're cold and inhospitable places,
    we must venture further to find our oasis.
    Beyond the gas giants, to the stars; the cosmos beckons,
    like sailors, we'll sail the sea of the heavens.
    For new worlds, and new life we'll search,
    out of our solar system, into the galaxies, and on to the universe.

    To boldly go forth into the unknown, on the greatest enterprise,
    explorers and settlers, we'll colonize.
    The entirety of our species, an undertaking like no other,
    what wonders will we discover?
    Once only possible in the realm of science-fiction,
    Sagan, Clarke, and Asimov, would champion our mission.
    Let there be no limitations for our destination,
    become an interstellar civilization, build a new foundation.

    Pioneers on the frontier of brave new worlds; things to come,
    we couldn't even begin to fathom.
    Will we be welcome denizens of the galactic community?
    Would we be worthy to be granted cosmic citizenry?
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