If successful, he said in a statement “it will become the world first Mars expedition accomplishing all three goals with one probe.” The coronavirus pandemic has complicated each step of each spacecraft’s 300 million mile (480 million kilometre) journey to Mars. It even kept the European and Russian space agencies joint Mars mission grounded until the next launch window in 2022. The flight control rooms will contain fewer people on the big day, with staff spread over a wider area and working from home.
Compare this to the way the Aussie team gets treated by their fans. Through thick and through thin, the fans are consistently backing them. Is it difficult to keep our emotions in check? Somebody proudly tweeted, “We are like this only!” Cute.. “The Telling Distance” won the Western States Book Award.In 2019, publisher Farrar, Straus Giroux released a new collection of Berger’s favorite works from those earlier desert books and added new essays.Titled “A Desert Harvest,” it was his final release and a career crowning publication with a major publisher decades after his earlier small press desert books inspired a cult following.”A Desert Harvest” drew wide attention a Los Angeles Times review said “The book places (Berger) among the best of past generations to write about the Southwest” and its launch included a seven city book tour for the 80 year old Berger, joined on the road trip by Anderson.”It’s really exciting,” Berger told the Times in 2019. “It’s a sense of finally having arrived.”His poetry was published frequently in journals and in a 1995 collection, “Facing the Music.” And his definitive history of the Aspen Music Festival was published in 1999 as “A Tent in a Meadow” and in later editions as “Music in the Mountains.”Berger also appeared regularly in the letters pages of The Aspen Times, advocating for environmental conservation, weighing in on local controversies, on Music Fest concerts and physics lectures.He wrote slowly with a thesaurus at his side, meticulously crafting his phrasing and cadence. The result was a contemplative style and lapidary prose to savor, always punctuated by his wry wit.”A lot of people write quickly because things flash quickly into their heads and they don’t want to lose anything,” Berger told the Times in 2019.
I am also alarmed by multiple acts of violence against people that took place this week, including hate crimes, anti Black violence, and violence against bystanders. I understand that police investigations take time, yet share community frustration that answers have not been available as quickly as we’d like on these incidents. I also share frustrations that alleged perpetrators of crimes, and even victims, are often treated differently based on race or ethnicity.