Monday, July 02, 2007

Space, the final frontier

All the Star Trek fans would know that bit, the one that starts this way and ends with '..to boldly go where no man has gone before'... Well, Sunita Williams did, and now she's back... like i read somewhere, she must be stinking, but thats beside the point... i think it must've been one awesome experience, though i wish we would learn to celebrate with dignity, and not create a popcorn tamasha of everything...
I am reading Asimov's Foundation and Earth, and that'll finish the series for me.. rather, re-finish it, and i don't think this will be the last time... i still remember the first time i saw it, that was way back - when i was in school,i didn't understand most of it, and left it... i made contact for the second time when i was in my first year of grad -and it took many library visits and many long months for me to finish off all 7 books of the series, and that was an awesome experience. Years later, i have managed to buy all the 7 books, and that took around 2 years, mostly thanks to the one i am reading...
I read an article last week in TOI, about a new design of spaceships that they were going to start using in 2010 and which might be the first step towards interstellar travel.. For once, i wish i were born in the future, just to experience space travel, to watch the stars and to feel first hand the awe-inspiring vastness of the galaxy... what an awesome experience that would be... But thats something that can't happen and so, centuries later, when men, and women, would be freely roaming around the galaxy, we would be, perhaps, a remote statistic that existed in the initial days of humanity...

until next time, live long and prosper :)

6 comments:

Hyde said...

"Space...The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship, Enterprise. Its 5-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before !"

Aaa-haaaa-haaa-haaa-haaa-haaaaaaaa *whoooosh* :-D

Cyberkitty said...

Wasn't a trekkie, but liked watching the serial 'Space above and beyond' - did u watch it too?

Stone said...

I say, ignorance is bliss!

Sreejith said...

star trek :) so very 'enterprise'ing of you to keep reading Asimov over and over again :)

manuscrypts said...

hyde: yup so they spock :D

cyberkitty: i cant totallly remember it, when was that?

manuscrypts said...

stone: hmm, maybe not in this case

sreejith: yeah, some foundations last for a long time :)