than ever seen by an Earth-bound astronomer.
our destination. We are now on automatic,
our base ... and at the mercy of com-
puters. I've tucked in my crew for the
long sleep. I'll join them presently.
is occupied. The astronaut's back is to CAMERA. There is a ladder
Within the hour we shall complete
Cape Kennedy. By our time, that is ...
He pauses, looking up at:
Over this we hear:
4CLOSE ON ASTRONAUT
It may be so. This much is probable: the
men who sent us on this journey have long
and those, if any, who read this message
are a different breed. Hopefully, a
He begins to roll up his left sleeve.
regret. Who was it? Marshall? ... said
'Modern man is the missin 'a link between
the ape and the human being.'
purely personal. Seen from up here,
man's ego. He begins to feel like no more
than a mote in the eye of eternity. And
he is nagged by a question: ahat if any-
thing, will greet us on the end of man's
first journey to a star? Are we to believe
these millions of stars, only one, that
speck of solar dust we call Earth, has
I have to doubt it.
it into the vein of his forearm. He continues speaking.
marvel of the universe, that glorious
paradox who has sent me to the unknown...
lets his neighbor's children starve.
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