Space Is The Place

The late, great jazz bandleader — and self-proclaimed cosmic refugee from Saturn — Sun Ra would be awfully proud. Tomorrow marks the beginning of World Space Week. Brought to you by those black-helicopter-flying folks over at the United Nations General Assembly, the seven-day stretch commemorates the October 4, 1957 launch of Sputnik I and the October 10, 1967 signing of the noble but unwieldy titled document, “Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.” In related news, from October 4-6, M.I.T. holds a three-day MarsWeek 2002.

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