The space program is one of the few things in my life that thrills me. I get an indescribable rush of emotion when I watch a Shuttle launch or one of our robots sends back an amazing image. It makes me proud to be an American; and, even more so, proud to be an inquisitive human striving to understand the universe.

Phil Plait, an astronomer who runs a great site called Bad Astronomy, feels the same way. He really captured this feeling in the following video.

It really is a wonderful and amazing time to be alive.

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