My dear friends, the people of planet Earth,

I am filled with awe and wonder as I stand here on the red planet. The magnitude of this moment is not lost on me. I stand here not as an individual but as a representative of all humanity. Together, we have made history. We have pushed the boundaries of what is possible, and we have achieved what was once thought to be impossible.

We are a species of innovation and engineering, constantly seeking to understand and explore the world around us. And in this pursuit, we have faced losses and sacrifices. We have mourned the astronauts that we have lost in the past, and we honor their bravery and their commitment to our shared mission.

But we have also persevered. We have faced adversity and overcome it. We have left our families and loved ones behind on this journey, but we have done so with a sense of purpose and a determination to forge a new path for humanity.

And today, we stand on the shoulders of giants. We are the beneficiaries of the work and sacrifice of countless people who have come before us. Engineers, researchers, scientists, and many others have dedicated their lives to this dream of becoming a multi-planetary species.

It is their work that has brought us here today. And it is their spirit of collaboration and cooperation that has made it all possible. Because we are not just individuals but a community of people working together towards a common goal. We have set aside our differences, whether they be differences of race, color, religion, gender, or anything else, and come together as one to achieve this incredible feat.

So let us take a moment to reflect on how far we have come and remember those who have made it all possible. And let us look forward to the future with hope and optimism, knowing that we can achieve even greater things when we work together.

Thank you, my friends, for participating in this incredible journey. The best is yet to come.