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OSIRIS-REx Mission

The first U.S. mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth, addressing multiple NASA Solar System Exploration objectives. — Read on www.asteroidmission.org/ Once again, landing on asteroids is still awesome.

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A Moment of Zen

[wpvideo aqPX4sLI ] Brought to you by the Encountering Buddha exhibition at the Smithsonian Sackler and Freer Galleries in Washington DC.

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The Silent Soldier and The Portrait

My friend's documentary film about a soldier, a portrait, and her father is free on Veterans Day in the US. Watch at http://www.thesilentsoldier.com. A prior story is available at SS Léopoldville Troopship Memorial

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The 9-year bicycle

Roughly 9 years ago, I cashed out some stock options and bought my road bike, a Felt F95X. Over the years, I've kept it fairly stock. I changed the tires to Continental Gran Prix 4000…

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Marin Museum of Bicycling Tour

After a great brunch in Fairfax, CA, my partner and I walked across the street to the Marin Museum of Bicycling. It's a fairly small place with a ton of history contained within. It's run…

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SS Léopoldville Troopship Memorial

From http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/blog/post/66681/Barfleur-salutes-SS-Leopoldville-troopship?page=1 On Tuesday 17th April Barfleur welcomed a 93-year old American World War 2 veteran, Mr John Waller, and his family for a special trip from Poole to Cherbourg... As Barfleur approached the coast of…

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