But as soon as somebody demonstrates the art of flying, settlers from our species
of man will not be lacking. Who would once have thought that the crossing of the wide ocean
was calmer and safer than of the narrow Adriatic Sea, Baltic Sea, or English Channel? Given ships or sails adapted to the breezes of heaven, there will be those who will not shrink from even that vast expanse. Therefore, for the sake of those who, as it were, will presently be on hand to attempt
this voyage, let us establish the astronomy, Galileo, you of Jupiter, and me of the Moon.
Fascinated by Juno’s successful orbit of Jupiter, I found this quote from Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) that I thought would be interesting to share.