Manuscript/Mixed Material Pale blue dot : a vision of the human future in space : second draft
About this Item
- Pale blue dot : a vision of the human future in space : second draft
- Sagan, Carl (Author)
- - Sagan, Carl
- - Outer space--Exploration
- - Planets
- - Space colonies
- - Astronautics--Human factors
- - Asteroids
- - Manuscripts
- - The second of twenty full drafts of Pale blue dot : a vision of the human future in space, published in 1994. Sagan discusses the history of astronomy and considers the future of humanity in space, arguing that it is necessary for humanity's survival to explore and ultimately terraform and create human settlements on planets and asteroids. The draft is made up of interleaved notes. These notes were transcribed from audio recordings dictated by Carl Sagan. The resulting assembled document was then extensively marked up and revised by Sagan. In cases where Sagan wrote notes on the back of printed pages those pages were digitized.
- Dimensions in inches: 11 x 8 1/2
- The Seth MacFarlane Collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive
- Manuscript Division
- online text
IIIF Presentation Manifest
- UFOs and Aliens Among Us | Life on Other Worlds | Articles and Essays | Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond | Digital Collections
- Sagan's Thinking and Writing Process | Carl Sagan and the Tradition of Science | Articles and Essays | Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond | Digital Collections
Rights & Access
The Library of Congress has digitized various items from numerous Library of Congress collections to create the online collection Finding our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond. As a result, the individual collection items may have varying rights and access restrictions. Whenever possible, the Library of Congress provides factual information about copyright owners and related matters in the catalog records, finding aids and other texts that accompany collections. For further information with respect to a specific collection item, see the associated rights & access statement on the individualized web page displaying that specific collection item.
As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and generally does not grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Permission and possible fees may be required from the copyright owner independently of the Library. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the Library's collections. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Researchers must make their own assessments of rights in light of their intended use.
If you have any more information about an item you've seen on our website or if you are the copyright owner and believe our website has not properly attributed your work to you or has used it without permission, we want to hear from you. Please contact OGC@loc.gov with your contact information and a link to the relevant content.
View more information about copyright law from the U.S. Copyright Office
Cite This Item
Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.
Chicago citation style:
Sagan, Carl. Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space: Second Draft. 1993. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/cosmos000044/.
APA citation style:
Sagan, C. (1993) Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space: Second Draft. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cosmos000044/.
MLA citation style:
Sagan, Carl. Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space: Second Draft. 1993. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/cosmos000044/>.