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My 4Cs Story

I chaired a session on Friday, and gave a talk on Saturday — in the very last time slot of the conference. The Friday session went well, and sparked lots of hallway and online conversations; looking forward to proposing a related panel and/or SIG for next year. The Saturday talk was better attended than some late-Saturday-afternoon sessions I’ve attended, and the audience, though small, was attentive and welcoming. I renewed…

NASA – Yuri Gagarin: First Man in Space

50 years ago. Yuri Gagarin: First Man in Space   April 12 was already a huge day in space history twenty years before the launch of the first shuttle mission. On that day in 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (left, on the way to the launch pad) became the first human in space, making a 108-minute orbital flight in his Vostok 1 spacecraft. Newspapers like The Huntsville Times (right) trumpeted…