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Today is the 40th anniversary of the command module for Apollo 17 setting down, marking the last time man landed on the moon. One small step for (a) man. Too bad we've lost our stomach for giant leaps. Speaking of the calendar, I want to wish a happy Hanukkah to all who are celebrating, as we are now amid the festival of lights, which began on December 8th and runs through sundown Sunday.

Leaping Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Liquid Measure 3.
Links: Pointer Pointer. I laugh every time. Thanks jimnms.
Stories: Shyamalan's new sci-fi flick doesn't look immediately terrible in new trailer. Thanks Neutronbeam.
Science: Smart Cups Detect Date Rape Drugs. Now we need drugs to detect dumb cups.
Media: Newegg TV- -Tech The Halls- Compilation Album.
Mission vs Bond.
Auction: A collector is selling every Super Nintendo game for $24,999.
The Funnies: Dilbert.
Follow-up: "Skyfall," "Twilight" Break More Records.

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9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 11, 2012, 12:25 Jim
 
Nice to recognize the Apollo 17 landing, although it's a good thing the command module didn't make the actual landing or else they'd still be there (the CM stays in orbit while the LM separates and lands). This reminds me of an interview with Jim Lovell during the 40th anniversary of Apollo 8. Someone asked him if his crew had considered executing an unplanned landing. I think his response was simply "no, because we didn't have a LM."

And speaking of lunar landings, we will be making 2 of them next week, as Ebb and Flow (the twin GRAIL probes) reach the end of their mission and will be deliberately crashed into the lunar surface.
 
Jim
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