(^) is junk.
America's vaulted attempt at
understanding the origin of the sun and
this solar system crashes under the Utah desert sun after something
went wrong with its parachute system.
Now all I'm hearing is what a
failure it is. I couldn't disagree more.
Hey, I'm bummed out too the thing
crashed and that maybe scientists
might not get their hands on billions of so-called charged atoms from
the solar system. That's not a sure thing, by the way. They
But here's what is a sure thing:
Genesis collected three years'
worth of data on the origin of our little part of the universe.
radioed a lot of that back, filling rooms full of computers and legions
of imaginations. And all the while becoming essentially a
planet: Spying the universe that made "our" planet.
The mission didn't end well, but in
my book, it comported all of humankind well.
You know, we have a habit in this
country of focusing on the bad and
not remembering the good. The good of a mission that's already
scientists treasure troves of research on how we came to be and part of
a space program that has known its tragedies, but should appreciate far
more its triumphs: landing men on the moon, structures on mars and
capsules outside our solar system.
People have died in the pursuit of
that knowledge and capsules have
crashed. But if we're to focus on the bad, we owe it to those
toiled to remember the good. Finding water on parts of this
thought didn't have it and maybe the underpinnings of life on places we
didn't think could support it.
Me? I've just had it with
those who say we don't have the right stuff anymore.
Genesis took a mighty leap… then
crashed. But I'd much sooner
celebrate our species' attempting that leap than never leaving the
bonds of earth at all.
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