- No Place Like Home
Mars Quest Reminds Us What Can Happen When We Work Together
Spaceflight is a powerful signifier that achieving ambitious goals requires diverse contributions. In short, “it takes all of us.”
By the end of a week in which our country’s divisions seemed so painfully exposed, hope seemed scarce and nearly out of reach.
But I found a salve in an unlikely place: I witnessed a powerful reminder of how strong and stunningly uplifting a united humanity can be.
That reminder came during the screening of a TV series about the first humans to walk on the surface of Mars. It revolves around a fictional narrative, set in 2033, which focuses on the first six-member crew that dares set boot on the red planet. Those crew members—three male, three female, from all over the world—have been sent into space not by any single nation, but by an international space federation.
It’s a story