Tag Archives: space-race

Are We “Lost in Space”?

Just to demonstrate how my mind works: I fell asleep last night remembering the actors’ and actresses’ names from this TV show, starting with June Lockhart. Now, whatever does that mean? See my question, above…

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China Space News: Moon Landing

Dark Side of the Moon After all these years, we have a new space race, this time led by the Chinese. Two questions: why this; and why now? NASA backed off from sending anything to the Moon in the middle … Continue reading

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Touching Our Atmos-Fear

Outer Solar Atmosphere Yesterday, NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe to explore the heat of the sun at its outer edges. My wife’s response was typical: “Why?” Will it make any difference to our lives here on earth? Even though … Continue reading

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Summer of ’69: Revolution!

The Persistence of Memory We (of a certain generation) remember 1969 with a certain amount of pride, especially that summer. It was when we finally showed the previous generation who was really in charge. However, there were lots of other … Continue reading

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Did “Avatar” Open Pandora’s Box?

Or just lift the lid to take a peek? They say what goes around, comes around again. It’s been a number of years since this film was released to the world. And now Disney World has a world of Pandora … Continue reading

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At This Point in Time: Moon Landing

This past week, New Horizons flew by Pluto and started sending clear photos back to earth. Forty-six years ago this week, a similar ‘earth-shaking’ event took place. The History At This Point in Time cover   The moon is a … Continue reading

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Off Base

In July of 1969, man walked on the moon for the very first time. At the time, being in my late teens, I thought that, wonderful achievement that it was, the money should have been spent on more worthwhile endeavours, … Continue reading

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