Video: The best Ray Bradbury tribute

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory put up a video honoring Ray Bradbury's memory. It's not a montage with a voiceover, or a reading of one of Bradbury's books. It's a simple clip of Bradbury talking the night before the Mariner 9 mission saw the spacecraft enter Mars orbit in 1971. It's simple, it's charming and it's inspiring.

From JPL/Caltech:

"On Nov. 12, 1971, on the eve of Mariner 9 going into orbit at Mars, Bradbury took part in a symposium at Caltech with Arthur C. Clarke, journalist Walter Sullivan, and scientists Carl Sagan and Bruce Murray. In this excerpt, Bradbury reads his poem, 'If Only We Had Taller Been.'"

Rest in peace, Mr. Bradbury.

JPL on YouTube, via BigThink

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