I’ve made no secret of being a music geek. Few may know I also have a strong appreciation for the sciences, even if my intellectual strong suits never fit a scientific career. Deep sea, forensics, and outer space in particular fascinate me.
In the nineties I made a point of viewing every space shuttle launch possible. In more recent times I ate up footage of the space jump and have watched our recording more than once since.
Yesterday when SpaceX test launched their Falcon Heavy rocket, I rushed to the television with dripping hair after almost forgetting to put on anti-perspirant. You see, I’d gotten distracted writing and showered later than intended.
Anyway, I enjoyed every minute. Those reusable rocket boosters touching down like a pair of ballet dancers took my breath away.
And I liked the homages: music by David Bowie (“Life on Mars?” !!), referencing “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (a sign saying ‘Don’t Panic’ inside the car cracked me up), and classic movie “Heavy Metal” (the Tesla mimicking the Corvette’s pose from the opening sequence complete with space suit – brilliant). Then I found the following on Facebook…
Have you seen “The Prestige”
with David Bowie portraying the scientist?
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