February 19th, 2009

Age of Innocence

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

In the movie "Serenity" River is referred to as an "Albatross." Mal rightly recalls that the albatross was a sign of good luck until it was killed, then makes a quip something like: "Yes, I have read a poem, don't be shocked."

Anyway, I thought I'd post the text of the poem he was referring to for those who haven't read it. The first version is the full poem. The second is a revised version used most often today.

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serenity

From here to the eyes and the ears of the 'verse

NASA is asking for public input for the naming of International Space Station node 3 from now until March 20th.

Node 1 is named Unity. Node 2: Harmony. One of the choices for Node 3 is Serenity

You know what you must do.

Details and voting here: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/name_ISS/index.html

Update: I figured this was announced earlier today and I didn't see it until a friend notified me this evening. You can see the earlier voting results:

http://whedonesque.com/comments/19171

http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.asp?b=2&t=36979

http://forum.galacticwatercooler.com/showthread.php?t=6050