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The New Yorker on Galileo

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→ http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?030908fa_fact

The New Yorker has a great article chronicling the life and imminent death of the Galileo mission to Jupiter. Even though it's the right decision, I do sometimes feel sentiment when something that so many people put so much of their lives into, a monument to decades of hard work, something that is fundamentally immortal, is intentionally destroyed.

Maybe it's just me. (But see Tom Kelly's speech from the "Spider" episode of From the Earth to the Moon. In fact, see that entire episode.)

→ http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo/countdown/index.html

NASA has put up a web page where people can check out a view of Galileo approaching Jupiter. The image below is an overhead shot, showing the final approach.

- Tom | permalink | changelog | Last updated: 2003-09-03 01:36

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