The search for extraterrestrial intelligence has always been a part of human contemplation. Since the dawn of existence we have turned our gaze upward towards the stars. What lies beyond the spectrum of the human eye and telescopes? Our search and understanding of space is one of the most fascinating areas of human study. We were made for exploration. For scientific and historical purposes SETI or the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence officially began with astronomer Frank Drake in 1960. Drake used an 85-foot radio telescope in the first attempt to detect interstellar radio transmissions sent by beings outside our solar system.
Today, July 20th 2015, a major announcement was made regarding a new global science initiative by Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner, along with the internationally renowned physicist, Stephen Hawking. The link below provides detailed information:
The video above is narrated by the multi-talented writer, Seth Mac Farlane who produced the highly successful series, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, hosted by astrophysicist, Dr.Neil deGrasse Tyson.