[FPSPACE] JimO: Sputnik's Legacy
dstdba at post4.tele.dk
Tue Sep 25 15:44:20 EDT 2007
I take it that you prefer juvenile romance to officialese BS?
From now on until 2037 the asteroid Apophis will loom ever larger
over the intellectual horizon ( and in 2029 over the physical
horizon too ), so the focus on Mars will correspondingly fade.
Yet I believe the subsequent two decades will see public enthusiasm
propel the Chinese - if noone else - all the way to Mars.
What do you envisage?
Hopefully not that some 'son of Wernher von Braun' will come out
of nowhere ( or conquered Iraq ) to enable the USA to land primates
on the Red Planet before the end of a mere three decades from to-day?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: E.P. Grondine [mailto:epgrondine at hotmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 8:24 PM
> Jens -
> What juvenile romance does this come from? Does the hero
> manage to get a kiss by the last page?
> >From: "Jens Kieffer-Olsen" <dstdba at post4.tele.dk>
> >Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 19:46:47 +0200
> > Nope!
> > The first space age started on June 5th, 2056 when man first
> > stepped down on planet Mars.
> > The second space age started on Jan. 30th, 3089 when man took
> > into possession the first Earth-like exoplanet just a handful
> > of lightyears south of El Paso.
> > The third space age, well, the concepts of time and space as
> > we know them fail to adequately portrait the circumstances of
> > the epic trek that took a platoon of entrepreneurial souls down
> > to planetary territory under Andromedan guardianship.
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