This morning NASA's New Horizons mission passed by the planet Pluto making it the most distant solid object to ever be visited by a spacecraft.
In honor of this historic day I'm sharing with you a playlist that is very special to me and has taken on new meaning from where it began. I'm sharing it with you to celebrate new horizons, new perspectives, new discoveries and most importantly an enduring and persistent curiosity for the universe around us. This is Interstellar Love Story.
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The hero of our story was asked to depart on a trip, this trip was going to be a grand voyage to a place that only few had ever been. Would be he brave enough? He thought about it, pondered it, pensively puzzled over it, and finally, he planned it. He decided that he was brave, brave enough for the darkness and the cold, brave enough for the unknown. He was going to go and it was going to be extraordinary. His voyage will be comprised of five very distinguished components:
Part I. Pre-flight
Part II. Take-Off
Part III. Aerial Navigation
Part IV. Ethereal Affair
Part V. Transmission
All that was found from his odyssey was a single videotape. No images were recovered. What you are about to hear are the sounds of his journey at each stage leading to his final transmission.
I know that you are wondering if he survived the dark nothing up in the big black ether. The answer to your question is yes, but what he found on that astral plane he could not leave behind. He was not alone and so he decided to stay. In the deep infinite void, an interstellar love story begins.