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Remember Laika, the first animal to orbit Earth, today on the anniversary of the launching of Sputnik II on 11/03/57.  Sadly, there was no plan to bring her back home and she died in space.

Remember Laika, the first animal to orbit Earth, today on the anniversary of the launching of Sputnik II on Sadly, there was no plan to bring her back home and she died in space.

Only in Tibet...  Tibet

vintage black&white photograph from Mexico Dios des los Muertos. Mexican Day of the Dead Masks and costumes.

Making the final crewed landing of the Apollo Program, Apollo 17 touched down on the lunar surface on December 11, 1972, at 2:54 p.m. EST. Along with mission Commander Gene Cernan, Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt guided the Lunar Module Challenger towards the Taurus-Littrow Valley. Schmitt, the only geologist to land on the Moon, and Cernan spent three days on the lunar surface. Learn more about Apollo 17: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo17.html#.Uqh0wncnYfw

Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 commander, approaches the parked Lunar Roving Vehicle on the lunar surface during the flight’s third period of EVA 13 December 1972

Movie Poster Detail - The Green Slime

This looks exactly like my Halloween costume! Detail from the movie poster for The Green Slime, Bubble helmet hair: yes

Colares UFO Flap Summary: The Colares flap refers to an outbreak of UFO sightings that occurred in 1977 on the Brazilian island...

Colares UFO Flap Summary: The Colares flap refers to an outbreak of UFO sightings that occurred in 1977 on the Brazilian island...

The Nearest Stars to Earth

The nearest stars, their distances in light-years, spectral types and known planets. Only 9 of the stars within 15 light years can be seen with the unaided eye from Earth.

Hubble Repair Mission

Astronauts John M. Grunsfeld (right) and Richard M. Linnehan stand next to the Hubble Space Telescope, which was brought into the space shuttle Columbia's payload bay for repairs during as seen on March

Украшения женщин этнической группы брокпа (Ладакх, Индия)

Asia: Dardic Dah-Hanu Woman in Traditional Costume, Ladakh Annual Festival Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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