NASA has made a grandiose commercial film about what the space agency has done, what it does and what it will do. The promotional video has skyrocketed online, reaching more than a million views and counting on YouTube since it first aired last Friday during an event at Kennedy Space Center.

It’s a teaser, essentially a trailer, read by voiceover actor Mike Rowe, for the space agency’s plan to establish a permanent human presence on the moon and then venture beyond, to Mars.

In order to meet president Trump’s call for a sustainable program of space exploration, NASA submitted a plan to US Congress a few weeks ago to set out its National Space Exploration Campaign.

The campaign “calls for human and robotic exploration missions to expand the frontiers of human experience and scientific discovery of the natural phenomena of Earth, other worlds and the cosmos”.