High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives May 10 1972, Page 23

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - May 10, 1972, High Point, North Carolina 24a High Point Enterprise wednesday May to 1972 a i a. Reflections on Infinity Mission of Pioneer to one feeds is one farm worker supplies enough food for 51 americans. In 1951, one worker produced food for Only 16 people. This increase production per farm worker is unmatched anywhere else in the world or before in history. By Ira Berkow new York Nea on dec. 3, a spacecraft with an implausible Mission will Slingshot off Jupiter and begin what might be a never ending trip through space. Pioneer to Wili carom off Jupiter at 9 25 a. In. Est according to Cape Kennedy Headquarters. When in another 50 years the spacecraft leaves our solar system it will be the first manmade object to do so. That s All we know for sure. Scientists with All their immense technology must sit with fingers crossed for the next 80.000 years at least before they know whether Pioneer to is a Success. The spacecraft bears a message which will inform any intelligent life a if any exists in some Distant solar system a that we Are Here. Are you there perhaps we will never hear from Pioneer to again. But i will never forget it. On the evening of thursday March 4, i happened upon a quiet crowd along the Ocean at Vero Beach Fla. I Felt a sudden awful chill of dread in my spine. I had once seen just such a crowd when a body washed ashore. I now came closer. Ughes from the beachfront Holiday inn and the Ocean Grill restaurant created eerie shadows of the people standing on the White Sand. Other men and women sat in automobiles while More stood on the Little weathered Boardwalk. The night was Clear and warm. All the stars were out. The sequined Waves slithered in and burst with a Foamy Hiss on the Beach. There must have been a storm at sea because every few minutes a clap of Thunder was heard in the distance and jagged lightning lit up Maroon Clouds. A a what a going on a i asked. A Pioneer said an elderly lady on the Boardwalk. A the satellite. Its supposed to go off in to minutes. At 8 25. We can see it from Here. Did no to you read about it in the papers a the satellite was to be shot from Cape Kennedy some 60 Miles up from Vero Beach. Pioneer to would carry a message in the form of a Gold coated aluminium plate. The message was in symbols Ani supposedly decipherable by any scientist regardless of his place in time and history. The satellite was equipped with radio antennae for sending Back messages. A a it a travelling to Infinity a the lady said. A is no to that a terrible thing to think about Infinity a she looked out at the stars. She said she Hasni to been in favor of the space program spending All those billions of dollars when people on Earth people right Here in the United states Are starving. A but trying to communicate with some other civilization a she said a Well Isnit that fantastic even if scientists say the chances Are very even though i asked there will not be a word from outer space until at least the year a d. 81972? waiting. At 8 25, nothing 8 30, nothing. 8 35, nothing. A i think its called off again fourth straight night a said a Man. Excitedly who had just come from a car radio. A i keep getting a Spanish station and its Kinda hard to make a few people began to leave. Most stayed. 840, 8 45, 8 50. A there it is a someone shouted. A is no to it Beautiful a a red Ball began to Rise slowly from far off. The Bali slipped through a Palm tree Rose was briefly lost behind an unseen Black Cloud poked out again and Rose higher. Now it sailed through the bowl of the big dipper. In 50 years it would leave our solar system then travel through the thick As Gauze Milky Way Galaxy. 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