What amazing times we live in when Oceanauts can exchange messages with Astronauts as did Chinese explorers on Sunday 24th June 2012. Now the Americans and Russians are joined by the Chinese people in what promises to be a splendid century of exploration for mankind. “We can clasp the moon in the Ninth Heaven and seize turtles deep down in the Five Seas” wrote Mao Zedong in 1965. So continues the poetry and symbolism of all the brave achievements in space; from Sputnik, which Prince Paul observed as a young boy as it crossed the night sky in Sydney, followed by interplanetary exploration, including an American landing on the moon. We look forward with shared wonderment to this continuing great adventure for humanity.