Goodbye, blue skies?

Guest Blog #20 – Anand C


It is no doubt a historic moment when the first successful private space flight was launched in Mojave. The achievement ranks up there in grit with Chuck Yeager and the breaking of the sound barrier. It is legalizing every pipe dream ranging from relocation to tourist resorts, that have been the stuff of science fiction.

And yet, it seems like Pink Floyd‘s words from long back (Goodbye, Blue Sky) are resonating now more than ever:

Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter,
When the promise of a brave new world,
Unfurled beneath a clear blue sky?
Goodbye, blue sky.

2 responses to “Goodbye, blue skies?”

  1. balaji Avatar

    I was justwondering …aint that Floyd song a reflection of the war and the bombings. I am unable to understand u’r linking of “spaceship one” with that song. Are u using the song to refer to the crowding of the blue blue sky?


  2. Anand C Avatar
    Anand C

    Balaji – you’re right. Your post sums up what I was thinking… it seems like there is a new relevance for something sung in a different time.


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