There are some people who’s passing create a dent in our lives, even if meeting only once. Carl Sagan was one of those. Erick Wernquist has created a wonderful voyage around the solar system, using a narrative from Sagan. It is almost magical in scope, one of the reasons I am so captivated by planetary exploration. What is so beautiful about this saga is that the visions of space, of planets to explore are based on actual bodies within our solar system.
I don’t know about you, but this is the future I want. I want it for me, for my nieces and nephew and for my great niece and her children. It is a legacy that guarantees the survival of humanity. We explore the solar system and we survive as a species. We don’t explore, and simply give way to our baser instincts and we are doomed.
It is all so beautiful. My ultimate bucket list includes traveling to Saturn to see the rings.