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Moon Day

Today is Monday, the day named after the Moon. Today is also Moon Day which happens to fall on Monday this year. Why wouldn’t I exploit these delightful facts today? This is a great time to contemplate our planet’s celestial … Continue reading

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It’s Moon Day!

Great-aunt Emma reacted to news of the Apollo Eleven landing with horror. She firmly believed that the Moon would soon fall from the sky and shatter itself onto the Earth like a Christmas tree ornament. No amount of logical reasoning … Continue reading

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Happy Space Exploration Day

I think today should be celebrated in the same manner that the US celebrates Columbus Day. Perhaps it should even supplant Columbus Day. But, that’s just my opinion. Throughout the Americas, Columbus Day commemorates the anniversary of Columbus’ landing in … Continue reading

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Space Exploration Day

There were wry remarks about Jupiter coming under the watchful eye of Juno, earlier this month.  These appeared in news stories about the then impending arrival of the Juno spacecraft at the planet Jupiter.  The remarks were double entendres regarding the … Continue reading

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Magnificent Desolation (Review)

In one way, astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s second autobiography, Magnificent Desolation, is like the tone poem by Richard Strauss, “Also Sprach Zarathustra”.  The first portion builds up to a dizzying climax and then settles into standard fare.  The “theme” to the … Continue reading

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The Twin Mission To Mars

The Summer of 1969 was an incredible time for anybody interested in space exploration.  Plenty has been written about the historical mission of Apollo 11 and the first ever moon walk.  July 20th is an unforgettable date for those of … Continue reading

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