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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
First Man To Orbit Mercury!
I'll have to check the link, but a photo-story covering new USPS stamps puts two NASA-related ones side by-side and appears to confuse Alan Shepard's Mercury spacecraft flights with MESSINGER, the first probe to orbit the planet Mercury. Yayy, science!
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Ego vadum perussi vestri prandium
"I saw to what extent the people among whom I lived could be trusted as good neighbors and friends; that their friendship was for summer weather only; that they did not greatly propose to do right; that they were a distinct race from me by their prejudices and superstitions."