For poets, having their works sent into space is a great honor and a dream bigger than any other reward or achievement.
According to LithubNASA suggested poet Ada Limónwinner of a prestigious award American poet laureate of America, composed a poem to be taken on board the Europa Clipper spacecraft on its journey to Jupiter’s satellite Europa.
Ada Limón observes the assembly of the Europa Clipper spacecraft.
Ada Limón observes the assembly process of the Europa Clipper spacecraft. (Photo: NASA).
The poem written by Limón specifically for the Europa Clipper mission will be engraved on the spacecraft, then traveled nearly 2.9 billion km to Jupiter.
NASA’s website says the spacecraft is expected to launch from the Kennedy Space Center in October 2024. By 2030, the spacecraft will enter orbit around this giant gas planet.
Europa Clipper will make numerous flybys of Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa, to collect information and determine whether or not this moon has conditions suitable for life.
Europa is thought to contain a giant ocean within it, an environment that promises the greatest possibility of life in the solar system, next to Earth.
This romantic combination of science and art recalls the empiren Golden Records recordings by Carl Sagan – 2 disks were placed on the Voyager spacecraft and then launched into space in 1977.
The record was set by astronomer Carl Sagan “a bottle dropped into the cosmic ocean”. Golden Records contains many types of sounds, including dog barking, Sagan’s heartbeat when he was in love, and songs. Chuck Berry by Johnny B. Goode and images chosen to depict the diversity of life and culture on Earth.
Through this, scientists want to send a message to extraterrestrials, describing the human world that exists on Earth.
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For poets, having their works sent into space is a great honor and a dream greater than any other reward or achievement.