Just in case you aren't privy to the recent trend in the internet, internet goers from nearly every continent are sending objects into space and recording the result.
What's happened is a trend that's indicative of at least two things:
1) Technology has made documenting and presenting the journey into space remarkably easy.
2) Sending everyday objects into space has made the most complex frontier seem more approachable than ever.
From video games to camping tents, researchers and even casual space enthusiasts are seeing what happens when you try to break the surly bonds of earth.
It's these experiments that are filling the void being created by government officials, who have all but left space exploration and discovery to the private sector.
While it's one thing to reach out and touch space, it's another thing to walk on it, to breath it in, and to call it your home. With that being said, the most powerful object recently launched into space may have come with this message below.
The video, sent on an iPhone into space, was constructed largely of PVC pipe and attached with two GoPro cameras — playing a looping video-collage of quotes and images from man's stunted odyssey to the stars.
As Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson mentions:
With that being said, it's seemingly now the people's choice whether we decide to interact with space.
If that's indeed the case, we say fly on.