This piece of news, may have changed my purpose as a parent.

We are not religious people, Lokes and I, but I have found such news to be pivotal to the kind of brainwashing we intend to perform on our girls so they grow up to be responsible, useful adults.

Here it goes:

You need to help make sure human beings survive long enough for us to colonise Gliese (if it is habitable). 

A sustainable faith in the promise of space. I will believe it.