Edge Message #5 from Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM
Hello from The New Zealand Edge.
Today we publish the story of William Pickering, born in Wellington, the “Rocket Man” who sent spacecraft to the far edges of the solar system. Pickering was a central figure in the American space race. For him, the sky was literally the limit. He was a planetary explorer, a courageous and visionary leader who inspired two generations of space scientists and engineers. He appeared twice on the cover of Time magazine and was honoured by five American Presidents.
Also today, 42 new messages in the Mailbox. Thank you all for your contributions and insights. New people registered from Sydney, Vancouver, London, Baltimore, San Francisco, Lafayette California and Elst Netherlands; and from New Zealand, Allanton, Auckland, Cambridge, Christchurch, Dannevirke, Dunedin, Hamilton, Inglewood, Invercargill, Kaikoura, Kaikohe, Kaukapakapa, Lower Hutt, Masterton, Napier, Ohakune, Opotiki, Papakura, Rakaia, Taupo, Tauranga, Timaru, Tutakaka, Upper Hutt, Waimate, Waipukurau, Warkworth, Wellington and Whangarei.
We’ve also reformatted the “About You” section (we’re now in 130 locations globally). The work/life titles give a really interesting snapshot of the new economy.
Thumbnail: Are you looking at me? Mt Taranaki looms over a bucolic NZ scene.