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A Dot

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On March 5, 2013
I was really struck by this photo of Venus through Saturn’s rings: Venus is the dot. It reminded me of a time, not too long ago I guess, back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the sight of our planet from space put our lives in a bit of perspective. A lot of […]

Sally Ride

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On July 24, 2012

Sally Ride indeed blasted through the space ceiling for women. Her death is a sad day. It’s made even sadder by the fact that despite her pioneering past, she couldn’t crack another ceilin

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And the stars look very different today

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On July 20, 2009
I’m just old enough to remember the original moon landing. I watched it with my grandmother, who reminded me, as Neil Armstrong emerged from the lunar module, that she was born the same year as the Wright brothers’ first flight. A few thoughts: (1) I recall a lot of talk during the broadcast about the […]
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