It was 36 years ago today that humanity first set foot on an alien world. We were supposed to have Moon colonies by now and be well on the way to exploring Mars; instead, we’re down to a three-Shuttle fleet, and can’t launch until NASA is able to solve an intermittent fuel tank sensor problem (intermittent problems are always difficult to solve, of course). But someday, we will be back in space and on our way to the future.
For the Eagle has landed; tell your children when.
Time won’t drive us down to dust again.
(From Hope Eyrie, by Leslie Fish)