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  •  Oh I so disagree... (7+ / 0-)

    The original lyrics were a strong condemnation of manned space flight and they will stand as that forever.

    The changes are appropriate and, imo, necessary for this particular production. It would be contradictory otherwise.

    I am not wasn't a fan of manned space flight. I still think extraterrestrial mining and colonization are wrong, but using the ISS to study Earth and its environs (that of course includes near-Earth space) is a laudable endeavor. At least until we get develop much better robotics.

    The video raises awareness -- it certainly did so for me -- and that is never a bad thing.

    Watch his actions and expressions as he illustrates some of the lyrics...

    Imagine seeing the stars without any atmosphere or light pollution...
    Imagine being in that "tin can" and feeling so small...
    Imagine floating in a most peculiar way...

    Tofu knows nothing but what is good for you. -- dharmasyd

    by Darryl House on Mon May 13, 2013 at 11:32:26 AM PDT

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