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Yesterday, July 20th, marked the 46th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first two people to walk on the moon, but they couldn’t have done it without Margaret Hamilton. Not only did Hamilton lead the team at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory (now the Draper Laboratory) that wrote the Apollo Guidance Computer, which navigated and controlled the spacecraft, but she pretty much saved the Apollo from missing its landing. Read More
Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield has blown my mind with his cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” done in space! As his 5-month tour aboard the International Space Station did not compromise his mustache, it sure gave him the proper perspective to cover this epic tale of isolation. I’ll give it to the Commander, his version is far less full of despair than our favorite alien, and has been flying around Internet space further proving that being an astronaut is the coolest job ever.  Check it out:  Image via Telegraph.co.uk. Read More
Some of you comics-savvy readers may be familiar with Philip Bond, a British comic book artist who has done a lot of awesome stuff both here and across the pond. (He’s worked on such titles as Tank Girl and Kill Your Boyfriend.) Since 2009, Bond has been creating a set of drawings of famous female astronauts, from Valentina Tereshkova to Margaret Seddon, and we think they're heavenly. On display at Bond's flickr page, each drawing includes a caption with facts and stats about the spacewoman depicted. Read More