It's a funny old sci-fi world

The plan to have stunt pilots in helicopters catch a returning satellite didn’t work.

I think NASA were just thinking too low-tech. They need to take a leaf out of the European Space Agency’s book. They manage to get a probe looking at the dark side of the moon and suddenly they’re talking about setting up a lunar DNA repository.

I’m starting to feel like I’m living in a science fiction novel. When I read about toxic waste eating bacteria, I can even name the specific book.

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Previously on this day

17 years ago I wrote Mexican singer loses fingers in helicopter accident

Mexican popstar helicopter accident:

17 years ago I wrote Road trips for the wilfully ignorant

You may remember when I told you about the road trip I took in Arizona, I mentioned going to the wonderful Meteor Crater.