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Glenn Miller Orchestra – Moonlight Serenade

An evening pause: How about some classic American Big Band music to get us through the middle of the week?

Hat tip Edward Thelen.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

 
The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

 
He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

 
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2 comments

  • wayne

    Edward;
    Great selection!
    Whatever happened to Glenn Miller? I seem to recall he got killed in WW-2. (?)

  • Edward

    wayne,

    Miller’s plane disappeared over the English Channel. The reason why is unknown, and many ideas abound. This Wikipedia entry reports that a popular hypothesis was shown to be untrue: that the plane was struck by a bomb being jettisoned over the channel by a bomber mission that was returning from an aborted mission (certain areas of the English channel were deemed off limits so that bombers could safely dispose of unused bombs after aborted missions).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Miller#Disappearance

    His loss was our loss.

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