A poem for the European Space Agency’s lander, Philae, that landed successfully on Comet 67P on November 12, 2014. Background image credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA.
Artist sketch is early space station concept from the 1959 NASA brochure “Space The New Frontier.” (Image credit: NASA.) Cut-text forming the poem is from an out-of-print journal, “The Eclectic Museum of Foreign Literature, Science and Art, Volume 1” (1843).
Poem fragments from an old magazine (Graham’s Illustrated Magazine of Literature, 1843) glued onto old artist’s conception of the lunar landscape (from Recreations in Astronomy by H. D. Warren D. D., 1879).
Cut-text poem created on ilustration from an out-of-copyright article called “The Earth’s Interior.” The cut text is from the 1874 work, “The Stars and the Earth, Or, Thoughts Upon Space, Time, and Eternity.”