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Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin asks world: Where were you when I walked on the moon 45 years ago?

Source: National Post

On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was “out of town” when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen before or since. He and Neil Armstrong were on the moon. They missed the whole celebration 45 years ago. So did Michael Collins, orbiting solo around the moon in the mother ship. Now, on this Apollo 11 milestone — just five years shy of the golden anniversary — Aldrin is asking everyone to remember where they were when ...
Full article at: National Post 5 days ago, 11:13pm CDT


Random Things Post Holiday

Source: Yarn Harlot

1. Back-to-backs are done, and in some sort of amazing miracle,  it didn’t rain on us one little bit. Aside from a quick thunderstorm at the start of the day (we waited it out) the day was sunny. Really sunny – and hot. Like, the surface of Venus kind of hot.  We drank a million, thousand litres of water, and the heat was really a challenge, but we got it done. 2. I love that picture. If you knew all of us, you would think that was totally us. All of us.  Amanda, smiling and happy, Ken ...
Full article at: Yarn Harlot Jul 2 2014, 10:54am CDT

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Chris Hadfield sings ‘O Canada’ at Queen’s Park swearing-in ceremony


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Full article at: Jul 2 2014, 10:52am CDT

American Astronauts Lost a Bet and Got Their Heads Shaved in Space

Source: The Atlantic

After the United States lost to Germany in World Cup group play on Thursday, American astronauts Reid Wiseman and Steve Swanson went through with their losing side of an international bet, and let German astronaut Alexander Gerst shave Wiseman's head.  Good game Germany! Thanks for the shave @astro_alex #worldcup — Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid) June 26, 2014 (Gerst, who's already sporting the Mr. Clean look, had agreed to let Amer ...
Full article at: The Atlantic Jun 27 2014, 11:39am CDT

Newswire: An Ottawa newspaper has apologized to David Bowie for making him sound like a jerk

Source: The A.V. Club

Back in 2013, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield uploaded a video of himself singing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” while on board the International Space Station to YouTube. For a year, it dominated Reddit and those “Fuck Yeah, Science!” Facebook groups through sheer awesomeness. He sang about floating in space while literally floating in space! Crazy.Anyway, after that year, the copyright license that Hadfield had ...
Full article at: The A.V. Club Jun 24 2014, 8:24pm CDT

Pierre Trudeau tops list of ‘inspirational’ Canadians named in poll commissioned by Harper government

Source: National Post

Canadians have handed the Harper government a Top 10 list of the country’s greatest heroes, featuring some of the Conservative party’s greatest adversaries, past and present. The list, compiled from online consultations in the run-up to Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, includes Pierre Trudeau, Jack Layton, David Suzuki and Lester B. Pearson. About 12,000 Canadians participated in the online exercise, which began Dec. 11 and closed last month. A five-part digital form inclu ...
Full article at: National Post Jun 15 2014, 1:39pm CDT

SpaceX Shows Off 7-Man Dragon V2 Capsule

Source: AppleSlashdot

As promised, SpaceX has unveiled its design for a 7-passenger space capsule, intended for carrying astronauts to the International Station or other missions. Writes the L.A. Times: "SpaceX's Dragon V2 spacecraft looks like a sleek, modern-day version of the Apollo capsules that astronauts used in trips to the moon in the 1960s. Those capsules splashed down in the ocean and couldn't be reused. SpaceX builds ...
Full article at: AppleSlashdot May 31 2014, 4:26pm CDT

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David Bowie Erroneously Blamed for Astronaut's 'Space Oddity' Video Takedown

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

As it turns out, David Bowie was not to blame for astronaut Chris Hadfield's viral video for 'Space Oddity' being removed from the internet. Contin ...
Full article at: Ultimate Classic Rock Dec 4 2001, 7:00pm EST


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