Elon Musk and Isaac Asimov

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"Last year, Elon Musk's personal Tesla might have gotten all the headlines during SpaceX's historic rocket launch back back in February, but the Falcon Heavy also carried a second, secret payload almost nobody knew about.

Stashed inside the midnight-cherry Roadster was a mysterious, small object designed to last for millions (perhaps billions) of years – even in extreme environments like space, or on the distant surfaces of far-flung planetary bodies.

Called an Arch (pronounced 'Ark'), this tiny storage device is built for long-term data archiving, holding libraries of information encoded on a small disc of quartz crystal, not much larger than a coin."  sciencealert

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So, this particular pilgrim is in solar orbit carrying with him a tiny device that contains the entire text of Isaac Asimov's great science fiction trilogy – "Foundation," "Foundation and Empire" and "Second Foundation."  This is a wonderful, thought provoking work that I relished as a teenager.  Asimov was a polymath genius; biologist, man of letters and theater critic among other things.  I have a copy of his commentary on the entire oeuvre of Gilbert and Sullivan.

Musk is a man like unto him.  pl

https://www.sciencealert.com/spacex-hid-a-second-hidden-payload-aboard-falcon-heavy-and-it-sounds-amazing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_series

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