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Famous First Words

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(Edison's Last Breath, as bequeathed to Henry Ford)

There's ample consideration given to the meaningful last zingers of notables, and to the preservation of that final CO2...but here are suggestions from a few science heavyweights on what our first words on Mars should be, via NewMars:

Terry Pratchett Award-winning science fiction and fantasy author of the bestselling Discworld series

"This time, let's do it right."

Dr. David Brin
Hugo and Nebula award-winning science fiction author and physicist

"That's one small step for a... what the hell? Who's THAT?" (followed by static) "I claim this planet for Disneycorp." "Oooooh.... diamonds!"

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