14 February 2010
Here's a love story to warm any heart, however wounded, numb or cynical. In 1977 astrophysicist and famed astronomy popularizer Carl Sagan and media producer Ann Druyan collaborated on the famous golden record of Earth sounds that was sent aloft to interstellar space aboard the two Voyager spacecraft. They had known each other as colleagues and friends, but something about the highly charged nature of the project and the time in their lives clicked, and they fell in love. You can hear the NPR segment, hear a sampling of sounds from the golden record, and read the full, wonderful story here.
To all my past, present and future valentines, I send my love. And to Carl Sagan, wherever you are, the world misses you. Billions and billions ...........