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In which I experience weightlessness for the fifth time.

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wherein I learn to appreciate home….

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I paged through the  NASA report on the last moments of the Columbia crew’s lives this weekend. The main report, published way back in August 2003, focused on what went wrong with the mission (and how it could be prevented). Basically, some insulation fell off and poked a hole in the spacecraft. This report […]

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Snow gets in your tires

They asked me how I knew my black bike was true,
I of course replied, something here inside cannot be denied.
They said someday you’ll find all who ride are blind,
When your legs’re on fire, you must realize,
Snow gets in your tires.
So I chaffed and then I gaily laughed,
To think that they could […]

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How to get around Star City – and outside of it? It’s actually quite a large place, and I haven’t seen most of it. There is one main gate, as far as I know, that sits about 200 meters from the “elektrickhka,” an electric suburban train that goes into Moscow. You can also […]

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