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Thought for the Day – October 6th, 2013

10-06

“Cosmos: A Personal Journey”. The Backbone of Night, Episode 7. First broadcast November 9th, 1980. Directed by  Adrian Malone & David Kennard and written by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Steven Soter.
SEE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ex__M-OwSA
SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmos:_A_Personal_Voyage
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BACKGROUND IMAGE: “View of Earth rising over Moon’s horizon taken from Apollo 11 spacecraft,” NASA. Accessed on Oct 5th, 2013. http://1.usa.gov/1938J9w
SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mare_Smythii
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AUTHOR IMAGE: “Carl Sagan Planetary Society.” NASA/JPL, 1980. Accessed on October 5th, 2013, http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/File:Carl_Sagan_Planetary_Society.JPG
WEB PRESENCE: http://www.carlsagan.com/
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Sagan
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QUOTE FONT: Xolonium, http://www.dafont.com/search.php?q=xolonium&psize=s
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Thought for the Day – October 3rd, 2013

10-03

Goddard, Robert H. “On Taking Things for Granted,” Graduation Oration, South High School, Worcester, Mass., June 24, 1904, PRHG, 1:66.
SEE: http://books.google.com/books?id=oNmEoPV-DxYC (not the original source, see page 19 for an extract)
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BACKGROUND IMAGE: Formalhaut B, accessed Oct 2nd, 2013, http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/39/image/d/
SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fomalhaut_b
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AUTHOR IMAGE: Robert Goddard, NASA, Image 74-H-1250, accessed Oct 2nd, 2013, http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000131.html
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_H._Goddard
WEB PRESENCE: http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Sgoddard.htm
NASA VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqH-f7GZ4Gc (“The Dream That Wouldn’t Down”)
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QUOTE FONT: Arabic Typesetting, http://cooltext.com/Download-Font-Arabic+Typesetting
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NOTE: For a great comic rendition of this see http://zenpencils.com/comic/64-robert-h-goddard-the-rocket-man/
NOTE: Today is my older brother’s birthday. He was the one who suggested these quotes on exploration, so this particular quote goes out to him. I think he embodies this quote in what he does for a living, which is managing a program for robotic prosthetics which recently made national news. He helps makes the dreams and hopes of many people and families become the reality of tomorrow. I am very proud of him. I hope he knows that.

Thought for the Day – October 2nd, 2013

10-02

Musgrave, Story. Interview, Academy of Achievement. May 22, 1997
SEE: http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/mus0int-6
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BACKGROUND IMAGE: “STS-33 Discovery, OV-103, early morning liftoff from KSC LC Pad 39B.” NASA. Accessed on Oct 1st, 2013, http://1.usa.gov/1bMoGBs
SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-33
SEE (VIDEO): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa5K5tMWSd8
SEE (VIDEO): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8REZ1KflbE
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AUTHOR IMAGE: Story Musgrave (M.D.), NASA Astronaut. NASA. Accessed on Oct 1st, 2013, http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/portraits/musgrave.jpg
WEB PRESENCE: http://storymusgrave.com/
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_Musgrave
WEB PRESENCE: http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/musgrave.html
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