Thanks For Boldly Going

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Congratulations, and great thanks,
to NASA for boldly going and
expanding our horizons!

If you took a baby grand piano, scrunched it up a bit, shook out all the noisy stuff, filled it with cameras, radio transmitters and all sorts of electronics, and then hurled it three billion miles into space, aimed at a tiny, distant, barely visible speck of light that is not even a planet anymore, then you'd be wasting your time, because it looks very much as if NASA has already done it.

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“If you took a baby grand piano, scrunched it up a bit, shook out all the noisy stuff, filled it with cameras, radio transmitters and all sorts of electronics, and then hurled it three billion miles into space, aimed at a tiny, distant, barely visible speck of light that is not even a planet anymore, then you’d be wasting your time, because it looks very much as if NASA has already done it.”

Oh, and before anyone “catches” me: noble and observant readers of Douglas Adams’ “Last Chance to See” may notice a certain similarity to his memorable description of New Zealand, which is intentional😉

“If you took the whole of Norway, scrunched it up a bit, shook out all the moose and reindeer, hurled it ten thousand miles around the world and filled it with birds then you’d be wasting your time, because it looks very much as if someone has already done it.”

— Douglas Adams, “Last Chance to See”

One Response to Thanks For Boldly Going

  1. It’s been a great achievement! Looking out the window, I can say that NZ is warmer than Pluto. But this winter it doesn’t seem by much…

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