Tag Archives: Yuri Gagarin

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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Something About The Baikonur Cosmodrome

Perhaps one of the contributing factors that caused me to become a borderline Russophile is their Space Program.  People like me cut their teeth on forbidden, threatening places like the old Soviet Union.  The deeply arcane, yet highly promoted Soviet … Continue reading

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