It’s Jupiter 2 Launch Day!

October 16th, 1997:

“This is the beginning. This is the day. You are watching the unfolding of one of history’s greatest adventures–man’s colonization of space beyond the stars. The first of what may be as many as ten million families per year is setting out on its epic voyage into man’s newest frontier, deep space. Reaching out into other worlds from our desperately overcrowded planet, a series of deep thrust telescopic probes have conclusively established a planet orbiting the star Alpha Centauri as the only one within range of our technology able to furnish ideal conditions for human existence.

Even now the family chosen for this incredible journey into space is preparing to take their final pre lift off physical tests. The Robinson family was selected from more than two million volunteers for its unique balance of scientific achievement, emotional stability, and pioneer resourcefulness. They will spend the next five and a half years of their voyage frozen in a state of suspended animation which will terminate automatically as the spacecraft enters the atmosphere of the new planet.”

Lost In Space, “The Reluctant Stowaway”



About Dayton Ward

Freelance word pusher. Husband. Dad. Trekkie. Rush fan (the band). Tampa Bay Bucs fan. Observer/derider of human behavior. I know where my towel is.
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6 Responses to It’s Jupiter 2 Launch Day!

  1. Doug Daniel says:

    Oh, Penny, Penny…you’re still my dream….


  2. Mark says:

    “Who knows what sort of dreadful creature is out there!”


  3. Scott says:

    Danger Will Robinson!


  4. GARY 7 says:

    Oh the PAIN, the PAIN………………………………………


  5. James M. Six says:

    I always wondered whatever the heck happened to Jupiter 1, but not enough to watch the whole series to find out if they mentioned it.


    • Dayton Ward says:

      They never mention a Jupiter 1, so far as I recall.

      In the 1998 film, the ship that launches from Earth is the Jupiter 1, but it’s an outer shell to protect the smaller Jupiter 2 until it escapes orbit.


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