I wondered if we'd hear Carl Sagan's voice again last night, before they aired the entire Pale Blue Dot meditation. I've heard or read and repeated it myself so often, through the years. It still gets to me every time
And, the Golden Record segment with its snippet of a child's greeting "from the children of Earth" - "Hey," tweeted Nick Sagan, "that's me!" That record has a billion year shelf-life.
Lovely, that moment and the whole show with its hopeful/humble spirit of adventure and discovery. "Cosmos was a labor of love, an offer of hope, and a vision of a future that could be," says Neil Tyson. Beautiful writing, Ann Druyan. (She signed off with "the ship is now yours.") Carl would indeed be proud.
Now, Seth or someone, when will we see Cosmos 3? Can it be kickstarted?
Meanwhile, I'm going back to re-read and re-view 1 and 2.
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."