Subject: An Eleven-Year Journey
From: Christopher W. Thomas (
Date: Sun June 13, 1999 at 3:17PM

An Eleven-Year Journey

On this date in nineteen eighty three
A milestone was attained in history
For a spacecraft launched in seventy-two
Finally passed orbits of Neptune and Pluto

And continued its way on beyond ...
Wending its way thru space, and on
The Pioneer 10 is the first space probe
To ever be sent that far from this globe

It will be very interesting now to see
What it can send back in years to be
For the journey into space has no bends
... An endless exploration without end ...

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
10:45am Sun. June 13th, 1999