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Final Trip to the Final Frontier

Rich Galen

Friday July 8, 2011



  • " Star Trek ... ": The "Final frontier" and " to boldly go ..." came from the opening of the long-running Star Trek franchise.

  • " Shuttle Facts ... ": Here's a link to the PDF file provided by NASA filled with facts about the Shuttle program.

  • " Sputnik Correction ... ": In the e-mail version of the column I wrote that Sputnik was the first "manned satellite." What I was trying to type was first "man-MADE satellite." Thanks to all who pointed out the error.

  • " Sputnik ... ": Here's the Wikipedia entry for the Soviet Sputnik program.

  • " Kennedy's Speech ... ": Here's a link to NASA's page with a photo of President Kennedy's speech to a Joint Session of Congress on May 25, 1961.

  • " Apollo 11 Facts ... ": Here is a link to the NASA page with interesting facts about the first lunar landing.

  • " Phrases we Hate ... ": Here's the list of 80-or-so words and phrases which set your teeth on edge.


    Mullfoto of the Day

    Sign in a newsstand at Reagan National Airport.
    Pretty good idea.



    Catchy Caption of the Day

    Actual Caption:

    A spider is seen near the space shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center Thursday, July 7, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis is scheduled to launch on Friday, July 8 and is the 135th and final space shuttle launch for NASA.

    One last opportunity to "touch the face of God."

    (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

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