[FPSPACE] Happy New Year! 21st Century! 3rd Millenium!
Wed, 10 Jan 2001 16:38:24 -0500
Sadly, 2010: The Year We Made Contact (made in 1984),
dated itself badly when it had the US and USSR at the
brink of World War III in 2010 (to say nothing of
manned spacecraft to Jupiter).
Fortunately the Monolith ETI decided to turn Jupiter into
a sun so that the primitive life forms on Europa could
have a chance to evolve. The second sun in the sky made
all the politicians wake up, change their ways, and work
together in peace.
Okay, now that's going too far.
At 09:09 PM 12/30/2000 +0100, Raoul Lannoy wrote:
>January first will be a new:
>And it's 2001 , the year I've been dreaming about since I saw the movie (in
>1968) that started with an Earthrise and the Richard Strauss music "Thus
>I'm forever thankful to sir Arthur C Clarke and the late Stanley Kubrick for
>having wanted to make the "Proverbial good Science Fiction film"and having
>inspired so many people, at the time!
>In 2001, on Space Station V, Russian and American scientists are friends .
>This was guessed all the way back in 1965. Now, we can share info and
>thoughts through the internet and this was not part of the expected things
>for 2001. At least, HAL 9000 is quiet (if he's somewhere, lurking...)
>We don't have (going to Jupiter and Saturn) a Spaceship called Discovery but
>there is Cassini!
>Happy New Millennium!
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