To throw rays of light upon; to illuminate; to brighten; to adorn with luster. Wiktionary.
The first of these factors is the compelling urge of man to explore and to discover, the thrust of curiosity that leads [humans] to try to go where no one has gone before. Most of the surface of the earth has now been explored and [humans] now turn to the exploration of outer space as their next objective. The President's Science Advisory Committee (1958-03-26). "Introduction to Outer Space". Washington, D.C.: The White House. p. 1. Archived from the original on 2006-05-03. Retrieved 2006-08-15 – via U.S. Government Printing Office.
On this site, a powerful engine will be built. An engine that will someday help us to travel a hundred times faster than we can today. Imagine it – thousands of inhabited planets at our fingertips … and we'll be able to explore those strange new worlds, and seek out new life and new civilizations. This engine will let us go boldly … where no man has gone before. Dr. Zefram Cochrane, inventor of the warp drive. Star Trek: Enterprise, "Broken Bow" episode.


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