More than two hundred million miles from home,
the Discovery mission continues to roam.
Dr. Frank Poole and I are as well as can be.
Our computer friend named “Hal” provides security.
The remaining three are still in suspended animation.
We’re on a steady course to Jupiter, our destination.
Here is a holiday greeting to our earth-based station:
Share in joy and love, all the nations of the earth.
This season, may you be filled with merriment and mirth.
Based on the novel “2001, A Space Odyssey” by the late Arthur C. Clarke