I am Carl from MO. I have been a fan of space, science, knowledge, and ET for as long as I can remember.
I was hooked with space the first time I ever looked into the eyepiece of a telescope and saw Jupiter and 3 of its moons.
"Contact", was my eye opening event that went from visual to radio.
The idea of communicating to another living species is stuff movies and books are made of. SETI is trying to move this from fiction to reality.
Welcome to setiQuest, Carl.