Few things have changed the world as much as exploration.
The discoveries made by explorers through the
ages have altered the culture, commerce, and geopolitical
landscape of nations. Exploration has opened markets to
new products and led to the cross-fertilization of philosophies
and ideas. By climbing the highest mountains and
fathoming ocean depths explorers have increased our
knowledge of the natural world. Venturing into uncharted
territory, they have opened the door to new possibilities
and paved the way for progress.