Transcript: Space Probes "Earth Views ll" | Sep 30, 2004A black opening slate reads "Earth Views 2."
Over an orbital view of the Sun rising over the Earth's horizon, a caption
reads "Suite number 3 in D. Major... "Air," Johann Sebastian Bach."
(Exquisite solemn classical music plays)
Different orbital views of the Earth, some with artificial satellites in the
foreground, succeed each other. Captions read "Earth is too small a basket
for mankind to keep all its eggs in. Robert A. Heinlein"... "No question is
more sublime than Why there is a Universe... why there is anything rather than
nothing. Derek Parfit"... "We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork
is overwhelming. Wernher von Braun"... "Only barbarians are not curious about
where they come from, and how they come to be where they are. Isaiah Berlin"...
"Genius hath electric power which Earth can never tame. Lydia Maria Child"...
"The observable Universe has a radius of 15 billion light years. Big Bang Theory."
The screen fades to black.
(Theme music plays)
the end credits roll.
Executive Producer, Rudy Buttignol.
Producer Director, David Sobelman.
Production Editor, Julian Lannaman.
Footage courtesy of Johnson Space Center Jet Propulsion Lab.
Earth Views 2. TV Ontario 2004.