together, passengers on a little space ship,
dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil,
committed for our safety to its security and peace,
preserved from annihilation only by the work, care,
and I will say the love we give our fragile craft.
maintain it half comfortable, half miserable,
have confident, half despairing, half slave to the ancient
enemies of mankind, half free in a liberation of resources
undreamed until this day. No craft, no crew can travel
safely with such vast contradictions. On their resolution
depends the security of us all.