Monday, June 16, 2014




For the first time in my life I saw the horizon as a curved line. It was accentuated by a thin seam of dark blue light - our atmosphere. Obviously this was not the ocean of air I had been told it was so many times in my life. I was terrified by its fragile appearance. 
--Ulf Merbold


Did You Know . . .?

In 2013, a father in Tennessee was arrested for picking up his children from school on foot. The school had a policy that children can only be picked up by parents driving cars or kids can board a school bus.



On June 16, 1963, aboard Vostok 6, Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel into space. After 48 orbits and 71 hours, she returned to earth, having spent more time in space than all U.S. astronauts combined to that date. The United States screened a group of female pilots in 1959 and 1960 for possible astronaut training but later decided to restrict astronaut qualification to men. The first American woman in space was astronaut and physicist Sally Ride, who served as mission specialist on a flight of the space shuttle Challenger in 1983.




An astronaut or cosmonaut is a person trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft. In English-speaking nations, a professional space traveler is called an astronaut. By convention, an astronaut employed by the Russian Federal Space Agency is called a cosmonaut in English texts



(June 1829 - Feb 17, 1909) 
Geronimo was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and Texas for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. 

(born June 16, 1955)
Laurie Metcalf is an American actress. She is perhaps most widely known for her performance as Jackie Harris on the ABC sitcom Roseanne and has also had series television roles as Carolyn Bigsby on Desperate Housewives and Mary Cooper on The Big Bang Theory.

(born June 16, 1934)
Bill Cobbs is an American film and television actor. He has starred in over 160 television programs and movies.

(born June 16, 1982)
Missy Peregrym is a Canadian actress. She made her feature film debut in the 2006 gymnastics comedy drama Stick It. She played a recurring role as Candice Wilmer on the NBC television series Heroes, and starred in the television series Reaper. She stars as Officer Andy McNally on the ABC and Global Television Network series Rookie Blue.


"I was elated, ecstatic and extremely surprised that we were successful,"
--Neil Armstrong



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