If you need a break today, you should read this poem by G. Landis published recently in the Starship Century Book. Truly inspiring!
Across the Dark, the Pioneers
Geoffrey A. Landis
The ships first sent across the dark ocean,
pebbles flung into the universe vast,
rocket-propelled, a flash of motion
past Jupiter, Saturn, the Kuiper cloud:
they glide outward to the stars
now silent, dead, pitted by dust
a voyage of a hundred thousand years:
the Voyagers and Pioneers.
The next probes sent out across the dark
the swiftest ships yet made by man
ion-engined craft, faster... read more ❯