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  3. Why is this about the history of exploration?
  4. Why is this about the literature of exploration?
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4. Why is this about the literature of exploration?


We have all been inspired by stories of exploration. The human imagination is one of the factors driving us to explore. Long before we could ever build spacecraft, our authors and artists were the first to imagine that it is possible.

These four themes are all related to the literature of exploration:
  • Fictional explorers and travelers: the characters in our stories who have embarked on journeys.
  • Fictional origins and destinations: the places they have sought and the homes they have left.
  • Fictional vessels: the sailing ships, starships, and everything in between that have carried them on their journeys.
  • Authors and artists who have envisioned our explorations of the land, sea and space.
Read one blog on the theme of exploration here.