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  • We are a species of explorers.

  • Believers.

  • [President John F. Kennedy] "We choose to go to the Moon

  • in this decade and do the other things,

  • not because they are easy, but because they are hard."

  • We are willing to do the hard things

  • to overcome the many challenges.

  • This is what brings out the best in us.

  • [Voiceover: We are go for a mission to the Moon]

  • Our path has led to success, and to bitter losses.

  • [President Ronald Reagan] "We come together today to mourn the loss of seven brave Americans."

  • Yet, even when faced with tragedy and setbacks...

  • We persevere.

  • We keep striving.

  • [Sounds of a rocket launch]

  • We keep believing.

  • From space, we see our planet

  • as a whole.

  • We see the challenges facing it and we face those challenges, together.

  • We will not give up.

  • We challenge convention.

  • We refuse to accept the status quo.

  • The time at hand is hard.

  • But we will persevere.

  • We can still draw

  • hope from the Moon and the stars.

  • From space.

  • From exploration.

  • There is a

  • new day beyond the challenges we face now.

  • [Alex Mather] "Curiosity, InSight, Spirit, Opportunity.

  • If you think about it, all of these names of past Mars rovers are qualities

  • we possess as humans."

  • [Voiceover: 10...9... we have ignition sequence start]

  • [Alex Mather] "But if rovers are to be the qualities of us as a race

  • We missed the most important thing.

  • Perseverance."

  • [Voiceover] Launch commence. Liftoff! We have liftoff!

  • We are a species of explorers.

  • We will meet many obstacles on our way to Mars.

  • But as humans

  • We will not give up.

  • We will always

  • Persevere.

  • [Music]

We are a species of explorers.

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