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Warning: This post was published more than 5 years ago.

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This is a great story by Robert Zubrin of reason.com. It discusses NASA’s approach to safety and the implied worth of an astronaut’s life. Well worth reading!

This 1,732nd post was filed under: Weekend Reads.






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Comment from Jake


by Jake

Comment posted at 01:13 on 2nd January 2013.

My favorite troaitidn is .. Ever since we moved to our new home five years ago we have a big family cookout. Our whole family is invited, and we BBQ, for lunch, and then everyone brings a dish for dinner. We play pool games and create silly games like this year for example we had a Pool Olympics Its a blast. Then we all change into our regular clothes and head over to this park by my house where they have a fantastic fire work show. This year my grandma had the strength to make it out too, and we sat on the grass in an open field away from all the crowds, and shared a night that I dont think any of us will forget. This 2009 4th of July was the best one ever, one I will never forget. We started a new troaitidn though, of a group picture during the fireworks.


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