"Curiosity is a year away," was a line I heard on the radio this week describing the Mars probe.
What insight. Explorers, while seeming to be a flashy sort, are driven by curiosity. But more than that, Explorers are patient people. Their discoveries don't happen over night; they take time to find, and often the best discoveries are made while in the midst of the journey.
Explorers watch, listen, plan, and experiment. Their risks are high, their rewards potentially out of this world. Their insights change the landscape wherever they go.