Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Poem: In Memory Of Those At Scaled Composities

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Note: This poem is dedicated to Charles Glen May, Eric Blackwell, and Todd Ivens who lost their lives while attempting to help humanity fall in love with space again.

They will be sorely missed upon this planet.


To Touch The Heavens

From dust to dust
From ash to ash
They say our species
Is bound to clash

Over ideas and thoughts
And political views
But then there are
A certain few

Who strive to think
Of new ways to fly
Above the air
And beyond the sky

To touch the heavens
To taste the moon
To laugh on Mars
And on Titan's lagoons

To see the Sun
In unfiltered glory
To tell the universe
Our own space story

We shall not forget
The three who perished
To enhance a world
We all cherish

So rest in peace
Glen, Eric and Todd
As you walk in the heavens
With Almighty God

~Darnell Clayton, 2007


Centauri Dreams has information on ways people can help out the families while Space Pragmatism has a tribute to one of the men who lost their lives in this tragedy.

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You can either visit the stars or watch them from afar.

But if you choose the former, you'll definitely get a better view.

~Darnell Clayton, 2007

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