This was the final public message recorded by the late Sir Arthur C Clarke, which closed the global launch of the International Year of Planet Earth, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 13 February 2008. In his unique style, Sir Arthur connects the local with global, and traces the influence of space exploration on the global environmental movement. He ends calling for humanity to listen to the planet’s distress call, and respond with knowledge, understanding and imagination.
WRC-2003 Cosmic-Gate Exploration-Of-Space Remix by Green Court
Big fan of the Old West, as I believe I’ve shared in the past.
After watching… something something… I got the idea for Space Cowboys: outlaws, bandits, and gunslingers in the future.
I only made it as far as the fellow above and the fellow in the previous picture before I lost interest in the project. I’ve had these pictures stowed away for months in the hopes of finishing the set, but it’s time to burn them off.
Those I’ve shown or sent the flickr link to in Houston have asked, "Where’s the Space Needle." So, here it is. The information I’m posting is taken from Wikipedia:
The Space Needle is 605 feet (184 m) high and 138 feet (42 m) wide at its widest point and weighs 9,550 tons. When it was completed it was the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River. It is built to withstand winds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h) and earthquakes up to 9.5 magnitude (which would protect the structure against an earthquake as powerful as the 1700 Cascadia earthquake). The tower has 25 lightning rods on its roof to prevent lightning damage.
Here’s the link to Widipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Needle
EXPLORE: 27 JUNE 2008 – Thanks to everyone for your visits, comments, favs and invitations.