Thus I'm overjoyed to hear that SETI recently hit their goal of raising $200,000 in order to keep the Allen Telescope Array operating through the end of this year. One of their major contributors? None other than Miss Jodie Foster, who sent a corresponding note saying that SETI was "good to go."
The Allen array, founded by and named after Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, was forced to shut down this past April due to lack of funds. Over 2,000 individual donors answered the call to arms, including Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders, who also included a note with possibly my favorite line in the history of SETI:
"It is absolutely irresponsible of the human race not to be searching for evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence."I love it! He's like a space drill instructor. How's that for a slice of fried gold?