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Love this by Joel Watson. Very funny I think.  


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Five years after his passing, Sir Arthur C. Clarke remains a prominent figure in the epochs of science fiction and futurism. Apart from being recognized for novels such as ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ and ‘Rendezvous with Rama’, Clarke became a respected futurist and inventor during his prominence, predicting the development of geosynchronous communications satellites in the mid-1940s. It’s no surprise then that Clarke became a sought after forecaster in regards to space exploration.
 
In a 1963 episode of the BBC’s ‘The Sky at Night’ program, Arthur C. Clarke joined famed amateur astronomer Patrick Moore to discuss the future of human exploration on both the Moon and Mars. Within the 20-minute segment, Clarke discusses the possibility of lunar observatories and other scientific facilities on the Moon, going as far as predicting, “…in a few generations, all serious astronomy will be conducted either on the Moon or in space.” In remarking, “possibly in five years, certainly in ten,” Clarke is uncannily precise in predicting the first lunar orbit by Apollo 8 in December of 1968, five years after the interview. Concerning the moon landing, while skeptical, Clarke notes that such an achievement would likely occur around 1970; again, remarkably accurate. As the interview concludes, Patrick Moore asks, “What about the Martian base?” While admitting that it is more speculative, Clarke predicted that a manned mission would orbit Mars within the following 20 years, with a landing occurring in 25 years, or rather, in 1988.
 
Evidently, unlike a number of Clarke’s earlier predictions, his speculations on human exploration on the Red Planet turned out to be overly optimistic. In the midst of the golden age of American space exploration, it is understandable as to why Clarke fell short in his prediction. As Jeff Foust of ‘The Space Review’ notes, “Extrapolating that progress made conclusions like human missions to Mars in the 1980s appear quite reasonable, almost to the point of being conservative.” As he continues, “That pace, though, could not be maintained, making the visions of domed bases on the Moon and Mars seem just as futuristic now as they did when the program aired nearly a half-century ago.”
 
As we continue to make predictions in regards to our space faring future, Arthur C. Clarke’s optimistic forecasts are a lesson worth remembering. With hopes of moving forward, NASA needs your help.
 
Let Congress know that you support doubling funding for NASA:
http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/  
To read more and watch the interview:
http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1981/1  
The image feature in this post, entitled “Mars”, is the work of American artist, Phil Smith. To view more of his work:
http://www.philsmith.us/

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Yesterday was the annual Dachshund Octoberfest, a massive convergence of Dachshunds in NYC's Washington Square Park.

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I love the way the Doctor made the kids room so awesome. I would love to give my kids a room like that. 

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My daughter started last summer at age 3 (she just turned 4) and I've been pleased so far. My only complaint is that communication is limited to handouts at the end of class unless you (the parent) call or speak to someone at the front desk so you have to keep really on top of it yourself or be very easy going. My daughter is in one of the 3-4-year-old combo classes on Saturdays. She has had the same teacher throughout except for a couple classes so I assume those were subs when her main teacher was out. It would be nice to have better viewing but I suspect they limited it to avoid "dance mom" hovering and/or the kids getting distracted. I've watched through the little window and hung out in the lobby. The lobby seating is very limited during transition times waiting for the previous class to leave so I am usually kneeling on the floor to put my daughters tap shoes on but, on Saturdays at least, there is generally space when classes are in session unless someone brings the whole family (siblings, grandparents, etc.) and I can move to a chair. Older kids are usually dropped off so it may only be an issue for those of us with very young children or who attend certain times. Prices for classes as well as recital fees seem on par with or below other places I looked at. The costume was $70 but they split it up over a couple payments and I've heard of worse. The shoes and tights required are the same ones they say to get for class anyway (pale pink dance tights and pink leather ballet shoes) so we don't need to get anything else. Older students in performance groups or multiple classes probably have to pay much more or get specialty items but my kid is still a preschooler.
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