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So here, Floyd told himself, is the first generation of the Spaceborn: there would be more of them in the years to come. Though there was sadness in the thought, there was also a great hope. When Earth was tamed and tranquil and perhaps a little tired, there would still be scope for those who loved freedom, for the tough pioneers, the restless explorers. But their tools would not be ax and gun and canoe and wagon; they would be nuclear power plant and plasma drive and hydroponic farm. The time was fast approaching when Earth, like all mothers, must say farewell to her children.

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