Then I started wondering what flies out of Shannon now - the Shannon Stop-Over has been gone a very long time - and so I ended up looking for the Shannon departures board. Noticing the BA001 and 003 flights there - London City to JFK via Shannon on the outbound leg on an Airbus A318, I was wondering what that service was like.
Read a few passenger reports and noticed a comment about it being like the Pan Am Lunar Shuttle inside - certainly the photos of the all business-class seating look like it.
Which brings me to a clip of the said Lunar Shuttle from Kubrik's 2001:
Which then got me thinking:
- The Blue Danube or more correctly An der schönen blauen Donau is a beautiful piece of music perfectly suited to a space docking
- Kubrik was a genius
- A.C. Clarke's 2001 is also a piece of genius
- We had vision in the 1960's of a future where space travel and space-stations might be common place
- We got Twitter and Facebook instead....