A friend points to the lyrics of “Fire in the Sky”, by Jordin Kare. It was while reading it that Buzz Aldrin, #2 man on the moon, broke down on TV…
Prometheus, they say, brought God’s fire down to man.
And we’ve caught it, tamed it, trained it since our history began.
Now we’re going back to heaven just to look him in the eye,
and there’s a thunder ‘cross the land, and a fire in the sky.
The lyrics in my own head were from Neil Young’s “After the Gold Rush“…
Well, I dreamed I saw the silver spaceships flying
In the yellow haze of the sun
There were children crying and colors flying
All around the chosen ones
All in a dream, all in a dream
The loading had begun
Flyin’ mother nature’s silver seed
To a new home in the sun
… and Jackson Browne’s “Late for the Sky.”
On a less musical (but more useful) note, Dana Blankenhorn has some interesting stuff to say about Space Elevators.[The Doc Searls Weblog]