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DW Aims High

Animated series about the adventures of a young aardvark and his friends. DW wants to be the first person to set foot on Mars, but won't angry purple aliens eat her?


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# Every day you walk down the street Everybody that you meet

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# Has an original point of view

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-# And I say, hey!

-Hey!

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# What a wonderful kind of day We can learn to work and play

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# And get along with each other

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# You gotta listen to your heart Listen to the beat

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# Listen to the rhythm of the street Open your eyes! Open your ears!

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# Get together, make things better By working together

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# It's a simple message And it comes from the heart

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# Believe in yourself For that's the place to start

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-# And I say, hey!

-Hey!

-What a wonderful kind of day

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# We can learn to work and play And get along with each other

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# What a wonderful kind of day, hey! What a wonderful kind of day, HEY! #

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Hey, DW!

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-Hey!

-Oh...!

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Albert Einstein was a famous scientist.

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Before he was famous, he was just a kid with a lot of questions.

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-I have a question.

-DW, can't you see I'm busy?!

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Ahem, when Einstein was just three years old,

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he wanted to know things - like when his baby sister was born.

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It is nice, but where are its wings?

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BABY CRIES

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As he got older, he asked questions that nobody could answer.

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Could I ever catch up to a beam of light?

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As an adult, he kept on asking questions

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that changed the way we think about the universe.

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-Can I ask MY question now?

-DW!

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What's so important that you have to interrupt me?

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-When's the show gonna start? You've been talking forever!

-Oh!

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All right, everyone, line up to go outside.

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I'll go first! I'm the line leader!

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DW, why don't we give Emily a chance to be the line leader?

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You were line leader at lunch. Only a few more days till career day.

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You should be thinking about your presentation on what you wanna be

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when you grow up.

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I already know what I want to be. A ballerina.

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I wanted to be one all my life.

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-Tommy and I wanna be cowboys when we grow up.

-No, policemen!

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-Cowboys!

-Policemen!

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How about you, DW? What are you going to be?

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First!

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DW, it's MY TV time!

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'Launched in 1990 from the space shuttle Discovery...'

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I'm watching a fascinating programme on space exploration.

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'The images have astounded and even confounded

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-'astronomers and the public... '

-Oh, it's just news!

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Look, it's footage of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.

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I was Arthur's age when this was live on TV.

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Everyone wanted to be an astronaut. Imagine what it felt like

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to be the first person to set foot on the moon!

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'One small step for man...

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'One giant leap for mankind...'

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Who knows... Maybe one day, you will get to someone walk on Mars.

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-You mean that no-one has ever done that?

-Not yet.

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Good! Then I'll be the first!

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-LAUGHING

-DW, an astronaut?!

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Now there's a crazy idea!

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What's so crazy about it? I'm only four and I can already count to 10!

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DW is right, Arthur.

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-There's no reason why she couldn't be the first person on Mars.

-See?!

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If you'll excuse me, I have to start preparing.

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Let's see - juice, cookies...

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What else should I bring? Oh, yeah...a co-pilot.

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Where to, Captain?

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-Mars!

-Oh, goodie. Are we spending the night?

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-I didn't bring my toothbrush.

-No, this is just a test mission

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to see what it might be like. I won't be going till I'm older.

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There must be a light switch in here somewhere.

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Load the pinkilator! Set the gigatron to 10!

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Start the caliopalops.

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Check!

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Check!

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Ready for blast-off!

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RUMBLING

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We did it! We're the first people ever to land on Mars!

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I couldn't have done it without you, Nadine.

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Now for the best part.

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This is one small step for me,

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and one big leap for everyone else.

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Oh...!

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-That wasn't such a small step.

-It's beautiful.

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Do you think anybody lives on Mars?

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I dunno, but if someone is here, they should be throwing us a parade.

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It's not every day that someone from Earth comes to visit them.

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-THUMP! What's that sound?

-The welcoming committee?

-Where's it coming from?

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-I dunno.

-AGH!

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Cal!

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Let go of my space hatch, you dumb dog!

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Whoa!

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Great! Now I have to build a whole new spaceship!

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Nice job, Timmy. Read him his rights!

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Stinky Pete, you're under arrest for not wearing a hat.

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-You have the right to sit in this wagon.

-What are you doing?

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Practising for Career Day. We've decided to be cowboy-policemen.

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Hey, she's not wearing a hat! You're under arrest!

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Fine, I'm under arrest. Do you have something I could use as a spaceship

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like a big box? I've decided to be the first person to go to Mars.

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THEY GASP

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Don't do it, DW! You don't wanna go to Mars!

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-Martians live there!

-We saw a show on TV all about it!

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Really? What are Martians like?

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They're big lizards!

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Some are as big as skyscrapers!

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They never sleep, but they have to eat all the time!

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Sometimes they even try to eat each other.

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-And you know why Mars is called the Red Planet?

-No.

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Because Martian blood glows red in the dark.

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-Wait here. I'll get you that box.

-Actually, I don't need it. Thanks.

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-Oh!

-DW, we're gonna do some star gazing. It's a beautiful night.

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We may even be able to see Mars. Come on.

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Um...OK.

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-Whoa, the moon looks so big!

-Isn't it beautiful?!

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Here, let me see if I can find Mars for you.

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It must be tiny if you need a telescope.

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It's a lot bigger than the moon. It's just a lot farther away.

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There it is! Take a look.

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I'll get us something to munch on.

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All I can see is a small dot that sort of...

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It really is red!

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Of course it is. That's why they call it the Red Planet.

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They were right! I can see the Martian blood!

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-Martian blood?

-From the big lizards

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-who are as tall as skyscrapers...

-And never sleep, right?

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But they have to eat all the time and eat each other?

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Right. How come everyone knows this but me?

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It's from a movie called Attack of the Sleepless Martian Dinosaurs!

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-Buster made me watch it.

-I should have known better!

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But if there are no Martian dinosaurs, who lives up there?

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No-one knows for sure if anything lives on Mars.

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But even if there is life, it wouldn't be as big as a skyscraper.

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Hello! Anybody home?

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Oh... CHIRPING

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So, you still wanna go to Mars?

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-You're not the first to be afraid of Mars and Martians.

-I'm not?

-Look.

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It's called War Of The Worlds and it was written by HG Wells.

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In the story, aliens take over our planet.

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But it's not true. Right?

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Nope, but in 1938, a man named Orson Welles did a radio broadcast

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of the story and a lot of people thought it was really happening.

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They're here!

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We're being attacked by aliens!

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AGH!

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-Were they scared?

-You bet. But the more you know about something,

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the less scary it is. Here's a picture of the real Mars.

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It looks like a big rusty desert. How can anything live there?

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I know just where we can do a little research.

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OK, so we know that it'll take me over two years to get to Mars,

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and that there'll be almost nothing there,

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but I still don't know if there's any life on it.

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-Scientists haven't answered that yet.

-It might as well be me.

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OK, it's time for our Career Day presentation.

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Who would like to go first?

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OK, DW, you can start.

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When I grow up, I'm gonna be the first person to set foot on Mars.

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And the first to be eaten by a Martian lizard!

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Timmy, shh!

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-Mars is called the Red Planet because...

-Martian blood glows red!

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-Giant lizards?

-Blood?

-I don't wanna hear this!

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Please, settle down.

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-Are they coming here? Are they going to get us?

-WHISTLE

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Do you wanna hear about the real Mars or just the made-up story?

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As I was saying, Mars is called the Red Planet

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because the rocks there have lots of iron in them.

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When iron gets rusty, it turns red. ALL: Oh...

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People used to think this was a big face.

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But you can see that it's just a bunch of holes.

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Finally, there's one thing everyone wants to know...

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Is there any life on Mars? Well, I'm sorry to say we just don't know.

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AW!

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But the good news is, I'm going to find out for you all.

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I'll be the first to do it. Thank you.

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That was a wonderful presentation, DW.

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Absolutely fascinating!

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Tommy and Timmy, would you like to go next?

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Um...I think we need more time.

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-We're changing what we wanna be.

-We wanna be astronauts, too!

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DW wants to be the first person to set foot on Mars! But won't angry purple aliens eat her? With help from her dad, DW separates fact from fiction and discovers the excitement of space exploration.


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