On Carl Sagan’s Message to Martian Explorers

There’s a link that’s making the rounds on my Facebook and Twitter timelines — io9 has an article about a message recorded by Carl Sagan to future Mars explorers.

I shared the link on my Facebook wall. This is the comment I appended to it:

Carl Sagan did a lot when I was very small to open my eyes to what a magnificent universe we lived in. I remember watching COSMOS and hearing him talk about when he read the Barsoom novels when he was very small and of the imaginative journeys that he took. He may not have gotten to walk on the sands of Mars, but people who were inspired by him built rovers that crunch those sands beneath their tires, and in time there will be people who plant footprints on the Red Planet who were inspired by the pictures those rovers took. When man travels out into the solar system, Carl Sagan is there in spirit.

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A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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