Space Travel

It’s said that Buckminster Fuller was asked shortly before his death if he was disappointed that he, who had done so much to prepare space travel, would never experience outer space. The old man answered: “But, sir, we are in outer space!” When you see the Earth rising over the back of the moon you have to think about these words. Buckminster Fuller probably would have been thankful, though, if he could have leafed through Michael Benson’s “Beyond.” In this exciting journey to the borders of our solar system one can discover what our space probes have photographed over the decades: Venus, the asteroid 433 Eros and finally to Jupiter, above whose thick atmosphere the moons Io and Europe circle.

 

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