NO LIGHT TASK
You can get some of my impressions from my Twitter blogging on the day here.
I think the one image that stays with me most from yesterday, was this photo of Stephen Hawking enjoying his first Zero-Gravity moment, thanks to a concerted effort by a core group of his ardent fans. Ethan Zuckerman's post on this is an excellent summary:
"Peter Diamandis shares a wonderful, brief story with us, and a terrific photo. He runs a business that allows people to experience weightlessness via parabolic flight.
He was able to give professor Stephen Hawking the chance to experience weightlessness - they brought a large medical team, expecting that Hawking might have physiological problems in space. He had such fun, the team ended up taking him through eight different parabolas.
It’s pretty unmistakable that that’s joy on his face."
Yes, it is, and thanks to Peter Diamandis and his team's efforts, a whole new example of "Yes, we can".