Stepping back again today from solar bodies to showcase more astronaut pictures. Because without them, we won't be going anywhere.
“HERE MEN FROM THE PLANET EARTH
FIRST SET FOOT UPON THE MOON
JULY 1969, A.D.
WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND”-- The words on a plaque left on the Moon by Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong.
That's it for today! If you ever wondered about the minutia of space travel and all its weird, yet mundane details (how *does* one test a toilet before it goes into space?), I highly recommend the book Packing for Mars by Mary Roach.
Here's my first feature on astronauts, for those interested:
Until next time,
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First he caught a small star, but it was too hot to eat, even after he put it in the freezer over night. Next he caught an asteroid, but no matter how long he marinated in Worcestershire sauce, it still tasted too dry.
He caught what looked like a planet but turned out to be a gaseous cloud; after two bites he felt so dizzy that he had to lie down. Then he caught a couple satellites, fried them up, and nearly choked on all the wires.
Finally, he caught a planet populated by a thriving civilization of alien life forms. He knew that if he ate it, science would never forgive him. But gos