Friday, September 09, 2011

Friday fun: 1958 Newsreel: Army's Explorer satellite is launched

Today (Sept. 9) is my 53rd birthday and being a space geek I know that NASA also turns 53 later this year so I thought it would be neat to post the newsreel below that features the launch of the Explorer 1 satellite:

According to this Wikipedia article NASA officially became operational on October 1 of 1958, so I guess we have a few more weeks to prepare for the party. Any thoughts on how to celebrate NASA's 53rd?

By the way, thanks to for posting this video on Youtube!

Have a great weekend ~ Jim

Friday, September 02, 2011

Friday fun: Representatives of the three largest groups of tuna consumers gather to reach consensus.

It looks like the cats and dolphins may have reached a consensus, but the humans just stood around and babbled:

Thanks to for posting this on Youtube, and the usual suspects on Facebook who pointed it out to me!

Have a great weekend ~ Jim