July 19, 2016

Something Wonderful: The Voyagers

Voyagers from Santiago Menghini on Vimeo.

These two will outlast us, our silly and desperate politics, our children and our children's children down the ages, our nation, our species, our planet and still be going strong and only beginning....

The waterless waves on that sea without ships
Go outward, roll onward in search of horizons.
The faces in stone keep their futile appointments
With wind and with water, which also have schedules,
That return them to silence in a melding of stars
Here where the tree's roots drink from the stream,
Here on the banks of tomorrow as the mind's searching message,
Laden with numbers, with dates, and with data,
Rises up and flies out past the sun to the birth of the stars.

- - The Sentinels

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 19, 2016 12:14 PM
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We’re barely able to inhibit this rock within in our species and yet we have the audacity to think we’ll be able to knowingly live with another peacefully. Or them with us.

We should have waited another million years or at least till we invented lasers, or some such, than can destroy anything and everything that threatens Earth.

Karma, being such a nasty bitch, will make sure that there is world peace for a thousand years then the intergalactic beings will come and destroy us all for payback for Voyager crashing into and destroying the last remaining great mining ships of planet 67 in the galaxy Z6.

Posted by: tim at July 19, 2016 12:30 PM

United Nations "peace and unity", guffaw!

Posted by: Will at July 19, 2016 1:18 PM

I worked the Voyager Project from 1972 through 1981 (Saturn encounter). There was no UN involvement! I worked with Rudy Hanel, Carl Sagan, et al on the IRIS instrument software and science data ground processing. We pioneered many concepts that are still in use today, albeit using more advanced technology. (The on-board data recorder is a 4" wide magnetic tape... that still works today!) Anyway, it was a wonderful and challenging experience. Thank you for the video.

Posted by: Stargazer at July 19, 2016 3:03 PM