Thank you for the thoughtful comment, Holden!
I think you’re right about the group having a high appreciation for the greatness of humanity. We all had a passion for space exploration and I think if there is one thing that proves the potential of our species, it’s our desire and ability to reach for the stars. It also forces us to recognize that we need to work together to achieve those things.
By aiming for space, we immediately change our perspective from country, religion, ethnicity, or status, to planet, Earth, and humanity. When we do that, we remove the barriers that prevent us from seeing each other as equals and love and compassion for each other can manifest itself.