On the day of our flight, December 30th, my Zen Calendar offered a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: "The days come and go like muffled and veiled figures sent from a distant party, but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away."
Be assured that I won't be silent about the gift I've been given.
The Stardance team is on a mission of discovery. Our mission is to expand the vocabulary of human feeling by presenting us with something we've never experienced before. With your help, the Stardance Experience will be a large format film that gives us the opportunity to explore the feelings of space travel. It will offer us the experience of drifting freely in the vastness of space, as we look back at our beautiful blue planet.
Last week's zero-g ride was a breathtakingly weightless step toward the realization of our mission.