Thursday, October 04, 2007

Sputnik 1 Was Launched 50 Years Ago Today

Fortunately, Harvard professors had the situation covered. That's a good thing, since the satellite was launched in haste when a Soviet plan to develop a rocket that could strike the US with a hydrogen bomb ran into trouble.

In other news, the head of NASA thinks that China will land people on the Moon sooner than the US will.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Thanks to this post on Metafilter, I got a kick out of watching the Lush video of Superblast! Spooky was one of my fave cassettes of the 90s. It's ironic that the music of Lush et al. was called 'shoegazer' in the UK, since that makes it sound like they were mumbling Finnish folk songs. Superblast! sounds just what you would expect from the title.

Lots more at Andy von Pip's Miki Berenyi site.