Late Carl Sagan is a guy I really really liked. Optimist, Scientist, ET believer. If I am not mistaken, he was involved in getting a plaquette on board of the Voyager and/or Pioneer spacecrafts, the most distant man-made objects. The Voyagers are still partly operational, quite incredible.

Sagan, who wrote the book “Contact”, later filmed with Jody Foster and still my all time favorite movie, said:

“That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar,’ every ‘supreme leader,’ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”