Reem With A View

"Names and attributes must be accommodated to the essence of things, and not the essence to the names, since things come first and names afterwards." – Galileo

Starman and E.T.

What ELON MUSK and the SPACE X TEAM has done with the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy vehicle was amazing.  More amazing was their use of the Tesla Roadster and a dummy astronaut – STARMAN – as the payload. With live camera feed, this launch captured some magical moments in space with the Earth in the background.
So magical, it reminded me of that famous MOON CYCLE scene from Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial.

See below how closely the moment matches the famous moon cycle scene from ET.

Tesla Roadster flying over the Earth

Tesla Roadster flying over the Earth similar to ET cycling with the Moon in the background.

You can watch the entire video here: Starman Replay – Join SpaceX Falcon Heavy Starman Views From Space

 

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Michael Crichton (1942-2008)

Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton, whose technological thrillers like “The Andromeda Strain” and “Jurassic Park” dominated best-seller lists for decades and were translated into Hollywood megahits, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 66 and lived in Santa Monica, Calif.

Source: NYTimes

My favorite Michael Crichton quote is the one he gave regarding “scientific consensus” vs scientific fact.

“…the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science, consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.”

Read the whole speech here: MichaelCrichton.com

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Indiana Jones 4

Its confirmed! Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will faceoff Indy against the Soviets!

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