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(Popular Science)   NASA astronaut completes first triathlon in space, still feels a little light headed (w/video)   ( divider line
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2012-09-19 10:13:22 AM  
"My watch says 1:48:43 for the three events and the transitions," Williams told Mission Control after her workouts.

Holy crap! That's even better than Paul Ryan!
2012-09-19 01:50:31 PM  
Swimming in space? I'd like to see that.
2012-09-19 02:10:55 PM  
Wow, our space program is a laughing stock.
2012-09-19 08:00:09 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Wow, our space program is a laughing stock.

You noticed that too?

Putting a man in space is a stunt: the man can do no more than an instrument, in fact can do less. There are far more serious things to do than indulge in stunts. . . . I do not discard completely the value of demonstrating to the world our skills. Nor do I undervalue the effect on morale of the spectacular. But the present hullabaloo on the propaganda aspects of the program leaves me entirely cool.

- Vannevar Bush, chairman of the Board of Governors of MIT, in a statement to the House Committee on Science and Astronautics. Reported in Scientific American, June 1960.
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