National Geographic and NASA have crossed paths and worked together many times over several decades of exploration.
Most notably, after becoming the first human beings to land on the moon, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins chronicled their adventure in the December 1969 issue of National Geographic Magazine (read it, see photos).
Now, orbiting miles above the Earth in the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Kevin Ford celebrates our shared passion for exploration and sends his best wishes for a happy 125th anniversary for the Society in the video above.
And if watching this video makes you wish you could hear more from astronauts in space, you’re in luck.
NASA recently hosted a Google+ Hangout with the International Space Station. Live from 240 miles above Earth, Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn answered questions and spoke with other Earthlings still on the ground.
125 years after the founding of National Geographic, it’s clear every day there’s more to explore than ever.
[Updated 12:49 pm ET 2/22/2013]