April 12th, 2011

My wonderful Meg kitty.

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Happy Yuri's Night, one and all. It's the 50th anniversary of the first manned spaceflight:



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It's amazing that we put a man into space with the technology of the time.

Possibly even more amazing that we're so hesitant to put someone in space with the technology we have now.

The computer that you're using to read this is many, many times more powerful than the Apollo Guidance Computer. It's orders of magnitude more capable than the avionics on the Space Shuttle.

And yet, you're using to look at the internet.

There's a billion things happening this weekend -- This is a list of all the things happening this year to mark the occasion.

Ad astra, my friends.