A few million were ago there were no humans.
Who will be here a few million years hence?
In all lhe 4. history of our planet. nothing mac h_ eile_ r as l But now,
tiny unmanned exploratory spacecraft from Earth are moving, iii' s' tari/ arig and elegant,
through the solar mete m. We have made a preliminary reconnaissance of twenty
worlds. among them all oi the planets visible to the rm had ease all those wandering
nocturnal lights that stirred our ancestors toward understanding and ecstasy.
If we survive, our time will be famous for two we son Si that at this dangerous moment
at technological adolescence we managed to avoid selfdestruction:
and because this is the epoch in which we began our lou mey to the stars,