Where did all of the explorers go?

Can you name one in the last 10 years? 20?

Geographically, there isn’t much left to explore on this planet.

(President Obama has gone on record to say that in the 2030’s we will be able to send someone to Mars and back.)

It’s been a while since we’ve seen someone like Neil Armstrong or Percy Faucet or Reinhold Messner dominate the news.

Going out to the edges is what we do. It makes us human.

We have to preserve the spirit of exploration by expanding our definition. It’s not just about how far you physically travel. It’s going to unfamiliar territory through places or art or science or religion or music or whatever.