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14 June 2013


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Everyone not leaving the thermosphere is just a better version of Felix Baumgartner... And only a moon walk should qualify you to become a Naut!

Chelsea Wald

Ha, I thought about Felix when I wrote this. Oh, and the new class of US astronauts is indeed 50 percent women. First time ever: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/17/new-astronaut-class-begins-its-journey.

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