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50 years ago this week, on 20 July 1969, Neal Armstrong took a small step, ~4 megayears after early hominids gave bipedalism a shot. So raise a glass of something.

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Other quick links: For notes to the 01Jul05 lecture to the Oak Ridge Philosophical Society, and the 14 Sep 2004 lecture to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Oak Ridge & East Tennessee Sections, regarding the Columbia accident: “The Normalization of Deviance”, click here.
For notes to the 09Jul04 lecture to the Oak Ridge Philosophical Society “Dead Media Reloaded”, click here.
31Jan04: Pentapauls. Ode to Uncle Joe. Historical database of nuclear weapons tests, 1945-present. (This is a very large file, over 100K.) The Soviet nuclear history page now has lots of awesome Cold-War-era images. For a list of the 14 most promising targets for interstellar missions click here. Ultimax White Papers are available online, starting in reverse order. See Mirrors & Smoke: Ameliorating Climate Change with Giant Solar Sails as it appeared in the Summer 2001 issue of Whole Earth Review.

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Our flagship products: Learn about the other side of the Space Race. As seen on CNN, the Discovery Channel, PBS's Nova site, Vremya (the Moscow evening news), and also in Popular Science, Astronomy, MicroTimes, and Quest magazines. Available in fine museums and science stores everywhere.

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