November 1st, 2009

Asmodeus

620, Final Endpoint

620 Cycle #73/232 of Cycle #3241/109 (01/30) :: 18-Nov-11 to 29-Nov-11

#6471-COLLINS • Main-belt Asteroid; Discovered 1983-Mar-04 by Mrkos, A. at Klet § Named for NASA astronaut and Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins § Statement From Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins: ~ NASA Public Release no. 09-164. Collins's statement on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, July 9, 2009 :: I really believe that if the political leaders of the world could see their planet from a distance of 100,000 miles their outlook could be fundamentally changed. That all-important border would be invisible, that noisy argument silenced. The tiny globe would continue to turn, serenely ignoring its subdivisions, presenting a unified façade that would cry out for unified understanding, for homogeneous treatment. The earth must become as it appears: blue and white, not capitalist or Communist; blue and white, not rich or poor; blue and white, not envious or envied. Small, shiny, serene, blue and white, FRAGILE.