Saturday, September 20, 2014

ISS Residents



“I looked and looked but I didn't see God."
--Yuri Gagarin (first human to enter space)

NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of the Sept. 25 launch from Kazakhstan of three crew members of Expedition 41/42, as they begin their planned six-hour journey to the International Space Station.

Barry "Butch" Wilmore of NASA and Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 4:25 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 (2:25 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in Baikonur). Serova will become the fourth Russian woman to fly in space and the first Russian woman to live and work on the station.

Elena Serova
Wilmore, Samokutyaev and Serova will remain aboard the station until mid-March 2015.

Yesterday I watched the fifth episode (I think it was) of The Roosevelts, which ended as Hitler was invading Poland in 1939, the year in which I was born. From now on, the remaining episodes will depict the nation and the world as it existed in my generation.


Did You Know . . .?

In 1983 Marvel published a comic book called Spider Ham featuring Peter Porker.



On this day in 1973, in a highly publicized "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match, top women's player Billie Jean King, 29, beat Bobby Riggs, 55, a former No. 1 ranked men's player. Riggs, a self-proclaimed male chauvinist, had boasted that women were inferior, that they couldn't handle the pressure of the game and that even at his age he could beat any female player. The match was a huge media event, witnessed in person by over 30,000 spectators at the Houston Astrodome and by another 50 million TV viewers worldwide.  Legendary sportscaster Howard Cosell called the match, in which King beat Riggs 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. King's achievement not only helped legitimize women's professional tennis and female athletes, but it was seen as a victory for women's rights in general.



any of various medium-sized felines, such as the puma or lynx
[short for cat of the mountain]

equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as.



(born September 20, 1956)
Gary Cole is an American television, film actor and voice artist. On television, Cole had starring roles in the series Midnight Caller, American Gothic, and Crusade. On film, Cole had supporting roles in The Brady Bunch Movie, Office Space, Dodgeball, and Talladega Nights.

(born September 20, 1934)
Sophia Loren is an international film star and Italy's most renowned and honored actress.

(born September 20, 1929)
Anne Meara is an American actress and comedian. She and Jerry Stiller were a prominent 1960s comedy team, appearing as Stiller and Meara, and are the parents of actor and comedian Ben and actress Amy Stiller.

(born September 20, 1967)
Kristen Johnston is an American stage, film, and television actress. She is most famous for her role as Sally Solomon in the television series 3rd Rock from the Sun. She also starred as Wilma Flintstone in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. She stars as Holly Franklin in the sitcom The Exes.


"Having to read footnotes resembles having to go downstairs to answer the door while in the midst of making love."
--Noël Coward



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