Daily Archives: November 20, 2008

Tenth Anniversary of ISS

Ten years ago today (July 20, 1998) the first piece of the International Space Station was launched into orbit, the Zarya module (built by Russia, financed by the US). It was lofted by a Russian Proton K booster from the … Continue reading

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What you get from Google and Amazon

If it weren’t for Google and Amazon and my own self-absorbtion, there’s all sorts of things I’d have never learned. For instance, that there is a village in Holland called Nettelhorst. I assume that’s where my ancestors came from, especially … Continue reading

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