Columnist Leonard David

Voice of Carl Sagan Stars in Short Film on Humanity's Potential in Space

The voice of the late Carl Sagan echoes through a new video produced by Space City Films.

The new video, entitled "Humans Explore: We Are Capable of Greatness," is sharply focused on the recent NASA test of the Orion capsule, which launched on a successful unmanned test flight on Dec. 5.

According to Marc Havican of Space City Films: "I wanted to share the kickoff film with you before we release it for Christmas. This first installment is a tribute to Orion and EFT-1, and to the impact that human space exploration has had on humanity."

As noted by the company, "Humans Explore" will be a series of short films and live experiences that they are producing in-house and will be distributing through a dedicated website and various digital outlets.

Leonard David has been reporting on the space industry for more than five decades. He is former director of research for the National Commission on Space and is co-author of Buzz Aldrin's 2013 book "Mission to Mars – My Vision for Space Exploration" published by National Geographic with a new updated paperback version to be released next year. Follow us @Spacedotcom, Facebook and Google+. Original article on

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Leonard David
Space Insider Columnist

Leonard David is an award-winning space journalist who has been reporting on space activities for more than 50 years. Currently writing as's Space Insider Columnist among his other projects, Leonard has authored numerous books on space exploration, Mars missions and more, with his latest being "Moon Rush: The New Space Race" published in 2019 by National Geographic. He also wrote "Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet" released in 2016 by National Geographic. Leonard  has served as a correspondent for SpaceNews, Scientific American and Aerospace America for the AIAA. He has received many awards, including the first Ordway Award for Sustained Excellence in Spaceflight History in 2015 at the AAS Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium. You can find out Leonard's latest project at his website and on Twitter.