Category Archives: Space Program

The Math Behind the Mission

Hidden Figures – I didn’t know a whole lot about this movie prior to seeing it, but I enjoyed it. It’s the story of three black female mathematicians who worked for NASA during the early days of the space program, … Continue reading

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The Politics of Space

One thing I forgot to mention in my previous post was Newt Gingrich’s desire to set up a base on the Moon. I guess he wants to ride the mighty moon worm before Al Gore gets the chance. So does … Continue reading

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Space Dog

Obviously, the Great Outside World in the Oz series is supposed to be OUR world. That doesn’t mean, however, that it doesn’t have occasional differences. In The Road to Oz, Dorothy identifies the closest town to her home as Butterfield, … Continue reading

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