You’re not an astronomer and you’re not ready to leave Earth? You can still participate in space exploration. There are even things you can do without leaving your computer. I covered a few of these things in a post I called “become an armchair discoverer“. Of course there was someone who had already made such a presentation. And much better as well.
Spacehack.org is where you go if you want to be a Space Explorer. And who doesn’t? Ariel Waldman made the Spacehack site which is exactly the kind of site I love. But that’s not all. Together with Lisa Ballard she have also created the fantastic Spaceprob.es site. That’s the best introduction to the active space probes I have found so far. You can learn a bit more about Ariel and Lisa at CNet.
The documentary Waldman mentioned in the above video clip is available at Youtube, I mentioned it here.