“Get comfortable being uncomfortable. That’s how you break the plateau and reach the next level.”
“A superb machine in an amazing place doing everything possible to reveal the mysteries and secrets of our solar system… This morning, a lone explorer, a machine made by humankind, finished its mission 900 million miles away. To the very end, the spacecraft did everything we asked. We believe we got every last second of data. We have indeed accomplished everything we set out to do.” ~ Earl Maize, Cassini project manager, referencing the September 15th demise of the Cassini spacecraft.
Cassini Fast Facts:
Launched in 1977
Traveled almost 1 million miles
Reached Saturn in 2004
“It was a perfect spacecraft…Right to the end, it did everything we asked it to. It’s perfect, it’s perfect.” ” ~Julie Webster, spacecraft operations chief.
It is ‘where we are’ that should make all the difference, whether we believe we belong there or not.
Image Source- Photo by Helen Teague
*”When we reflect upon an experience instead of just having it, we inevitably distinguish between our own attitude and the objects toward which we sustain the attitude. Such reflection upon experience gives rise to a distinction of what we experience (the experienced) and the experiencing–the how.” ~Dewey, J. (1916). Democracy and Education. p. 173 as quoted by Robert C. Lagueux here