19 Works in Space Vehicles

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    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic -- Arthur C. Clarke

    Nothing happens until something moves -- Albert Einstein

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    Cassini and Huygens achieve their dream - together,

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    Spirit and Opportunity go to Mars, and baby sister Curiosity changes everything. Not everything. Some things. Most things. There are some things that never change. Opportunity's jealousy of his sister for one, and Spirit's indomitable … spirit despite her hardships.

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    It's not like there's a line painted in the empty
    saying, "Last exit for the Oort Cloud. Time to go."

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    T+36 years and 125 days.

    Voyager 2 drifts in space, even as her body only moves in one direction, grateful that she still has a working chronometer, grateful that a sense of time is as necessary to the instrumentation as it is to Voyager's own sense of self.

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    The Voyager craft were never meant to live longer than her, and yet here they are, and she's not sure that the spacecraft know how to stop any longer.

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    Curiosity worried whenever Opportunity talked about things like "drifting sand" because hello, elephant in the room, Spirit, buried at Troy with jarosite covering her solar panels. And she wanted Opportunity to talk about Spirit -- it was weird having a sister you had never known, and she wanted to hear everything about her -- but Opportunity was weird. Mentioning Spirit would make her stop talking for days at a time, or sing, randomly, down the radio link, strange little songs Curiosity had never heard before. Strange little songs that didn't sound like they were written by humans at all.

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    Spirit's existence, from Before to After.

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    "These beings, with soaring imagination, eventually flung themselves and their machines, into interplanetary space." So says Carolyn Porco. With Voyager 1 and 2, we are about to fling our machines into interstellar space. We are nothing but a pale blue dot, a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam - and the Voyagers just keep showing us how tiny we really are.

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    You'd like to think the magnetic highway is the open road: a '67 Camaro with the top down, Quadrophenia blasting from the speakers, wind in your hair, a gorgeous girl in the passenger seat. But there's no Camaro out here seventeen light-hours from the nearest Exxon station. There's some fucking exciting magnetic particles, no lie, flavored like supernova. But the solar wind's died down and you can't hear Pete Townshend's voice in hard vacuum.

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    Over the years, I've felt their surprise as I still send things back to them. Each time I'm still here on the other end of the line.

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    Spirit gets a little bit of help from Opportunity.

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    Charon comes to a cozy 19,000 kilometers away and holds Pluto as close as zie can. "I love you, dearheart," zie says, and Pluto wishes it were as easy for zie to say it back. "Everyone looks so small compared to you. I'll always orbit around you."

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    Twin sisters Spirit and Opportunity have been the only two rovers on Mars for a long time, until their lives are shook up by the arrival of a new girl in town: the meme-spouting, music-loving, Instagram-snapping Curiosity.

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    Two space shuttles have a chat...

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    Mel's Captain talks about her 'uniqueness' and how she's not as 'graceful' as her sisters.

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    A "Legend of Galactic Girls" side-story: What was keeping Haruhi Suzumiya from meeting her interdimensional destiny.

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    November 15, 2014: Beginnings are a very delicate time, especially if you're a sapient machine built to further one of the greatest legacies in known space...

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    "My story has a moral--I have a missing friend"

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