What would it take to leave Earth forever and go live on a frozen rock like Mars? NASA Aeronautical engineer George Hatcher would like to find out. Since the age of 3, he has longed to go into space and discover new worlds. “The sky calls to us,” said Carl Sagan, and George wants to answer that call by being a representative of humanity on another planet. Quoting Baha’u’llah, the prophet and founder of the Baha’i Faith, George explains why.

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  • Judy Kathoka
    Jan 02, 2018
    It's intriguing to human ears! Yeah indeed! But too much study brings confusion as much as without knowledge people perish and so a higher call to more study. But coincidence comes in if one thinks they are well versed in knowledge and find out it was false knowledge to begin with at first. George looks energetic and strong. Turn to Christ and let even higher zeal than this consume you in serving God and you will find much peace and fulfilment in Jesus than you could ever find in mass.! Shalom
  • Rupa Shah Flynn
    Dec 31, 2017
    the priority is looking after our earth... quite right :)
  • Rosslyn and Steven Osborne
    Dec 23, 2017
    Incredible! I also wanted to explore the planets as a child; as a teen I collected everything on the first moon walk, read so many books and articles over the years. Married had children and then I realised what a perfect planet that God chose for me to be on and raise my children. Oh, I still love to read and hear about space travel, but to go and live on Mars? No. I would sincerely miss extended family and friends, but also the beautiful animals and birds and to be able to walk barefoot in the sand and dig ...in the soil. To grow plants, and watch the seasons, and my grandchild grow. I will stay here and spread the word of Baha'u'llah as best I can. Blessing and thanks for this video.
  • Mark David Vinzens
    Dec 22, 2017
    We are a way for the universe to know itself. There's a singular mind throughout the cosmos, one Spirit, one Awakeness, shining through all beings, whether on earth or elsewhere, enjoying and exploring itself. Let's face it, the Creator is an Astronaut. "Maybe our destiny is to evolve, among the stars, into something beyond human, becoming enlightened beings , a cosmic consciousness, the mind of the universe" (Carl Sagan, Conversations with Carl Sagan)
    • Dufitumukiza Edison
      Dec 26, 2017
      My dear, where are we going? Will we escape from the death on Mars? No, still our greatest challenge is death. No scientist, engineer, politician, medical doctor, wealth people who provided for solution. Friends, beleive in Jesus who only provided for solution over 2000 years ago.
    • Festus Asino
      Dec 22, 2017
      With global warming and the ever increasing threat of a nuclear war disaster that is a brilliant idea..what is the shuttle fare? I want to go already