edge of darkness

joe kittinger’s amazing 31km dive from the edge of space back in 1960, a nearly 5 minute long free-fall that exceeded the speed of sound and eternally earned him the “biggest balls on earth” title. what a man. sign me up.      

the pale blue dot

‘From this distant vantage point the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of …

a mote of dust in morning sky

  ‘The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us – there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a great height. We know we are approaching the …