Postcards from the Bleeding Edge
Tuesday, November 15, 2005

  Hayabusa Nightmare

Went to sleep with the image of Minerva helplessly drifting away from Hayabusa. Had a dream with alarms going off like 1201! 1202! Watched Columbia cover the skies of texas in fire. Saw Beagle burn up and the Mars Polar Lander fall its last few hundred meters. Watched Ranger 4 hit the other side of moon silently, where no one else but my dream self could see it.

Eventually I woke up, still hearing 1201! 1201! in my head, even now, as I write...

... knowing that ultimately - the Eagle, landed.

I'd like to write at the end of this week - the Falcon has landed. Something like that would make nightmares like tonight's worth it.

Bonus link - the Apollo 11 crew addresses congress
 
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