New Times / Letter To The Editor
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 28, Issue 40
Earth and perspective
By Robert Pavlik - San Luis Obispo
Many thanks for Glen Starkey’s article about our tiny blue marble and Earth Day 2014 (“Our tiny blue marble … ,” April 24).
More than 45 years ago, in December 1968, three men went to work in a small steel capsule. They were catapulted beyond our earthly bonds and sailed through the quiet eternal night.
The trio circled a barren, pockmarked boulder. Emerging on the sunny side, there was their smooth, blue home shining in a flat black sky.
While they recorded the image, they read from the Book of Genesis, delivered a Christmas greeting, and fell silent. For a moment, the world joined them, and we all shared the awe of our collective humanity and our own precious, too brief place in space.
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