Independence Day: David Levinson offers some inspirational quotes in honour of Space Day
In honour of Space Day the extremely creative marketing team at 20th Century Fox have released a series of inspirational quotes from the fictional character David Levinson from Independence Day.
In the beginning of the original film David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) was a simple sattelite technician at a cable company. When the aliens inevitably arrived, David discovered sattelite transmissions from the aliens which he later deduced to be a countdown to the beginning of a synchronized attack by the aliens. Through his ex-wife, who worked at the White House, David manages to make contact with the President of the United States and explains the gravity of his findings. Through a series of unfortunate events Levinson eventually ends up at Area 51 with the president and Captain Steven Hiller (Will Smith). It is at Area 51 that Levinson and Capt. Hiller put together their plan to use an abandonned alien attack ship to to gain entry to the alien mothership to deploy their specially crafted computer virus. They successfully destroy the mothership and ultimately halt the descruction of Earth.
In between the events of the first film and the soon to be released Independence Day: Resurgence film, Levinson has climbed the ranks of international government to becomes Director of the ESD. The Earth Space Defense (ESD) is a United Nations funded initative tasked with reverse-engineering the alien technology left over from the events of the first film. The result of the research lead to enhancing humanity’s capability in space and military might, and the colonization of Earth’s moon, Mars, and the moons of Jupiter.
As such, in the fictional universe of Independence Day David Levinson has some true insight into the extroadinary acheivements and challanges that humanity has already faced and will soon face again when the the aliens return in Independence Day: Resurgence.
What is Space Day
National Space Day is observed annually on the first Friday in May. This day is dedicated to the extraordinary achievements, benefits and opportunities in the exploration and use of space. The goal of National Space Day is to promote math, science, technology and engineering education in young people to inspire them to pursue a career in science, especially a career in space-related jobs.
National Space Day was created in 1997 by the Lockheed Martin Corporation as a one-day event. In 2001, due to its extreme popularity, former astronaut and Senator John Glenn expanded Space Day to International Space Day.
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