Thursday, August 28, 2008
Want to follow in the footsteps of the first men on the moon but can't afford your own space program or even a ticket to Florida or Houston? Never fear,
the Bay Area has its very own piece of Apollo history right in the city of Alameda (Yes, the same Alameda the Enterprise crew trekked to in search of "nuclear wessels" but that's another story).
The aircraft carrier U.S.S. Hornet served as the recovery ship for both Apollo 11 and Apollo 12. The ship is now open as a floating history museum and holds several NASA related exhibits on its spacious hanger deck including an Apollo Command Module and an Airstream trailer which served as an isolation housing unit for the astronauts after their return to Earth.
For more information about the U.S.S. Hornet, click on this post's title for a link to the ship's website.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Over on the B-side blog there's a story about an amazing R2-D2 cake one really cool dad ordered for his 4 year old's birthday Click one the title to go to the posting. Scroll down to the bottom of the article for an update which include photos of the cake at the party!
Wow, I've seen R2 cakes before but this is the best one I've seen. and before you go "Shouldn't it be Blue?", read the second post where the red color is explained. While I think that maybe the whole "extreme cake" trend has gone too far (and for that I blame the Food Network) I do love robots and cake so it's all good!
Did I mention my birhtday is next month?