FYI August 11, 2019

On This Day

1962 – Vostok 3 launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and cosmonaut Andrian Nikolayev becomes the first person to float in microgravity.
Vostok 3 (Russian: Восток-3, Orient 3 or East 3) was a spaceflight of the Soviet space program intended to determine the ability of the human body to function in conditions of weightlessness and test the endurance of the Vostok 3KA spacecraft over longer flights. Cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev orbited the Earth 64 times over nearly four days in space, August 11–15, 1962, a feat which would not be matched by NASA until the Gemini program (1965–1966).[1]

Vostok 3 and Vostok 4 were launched a day apart on trajectories that brought the spacecraft within approximately 6.5 km (4.0 mi) of one another.[4] The cosmonauts aboard the two capsules also communicated with each other via radio, the first ship-to-ship communications in space.[5] These missions marked the first time that more than one crewed spacecraft was in orbit at the same time, giving Soviet mission controllers the opportunity to learn to manage this scenario.[6]

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Born On This Day

1925 – Arlene Dahl, American actress, businesswoman and writer
Arlene Carol Dahl (born August 11, 1925)[1][2] is an American actress and former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract star, who achieved notability during the 1950s. She has three children, the eldest of whom is actor Lorenzo Lamas.

She is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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FYI

By associatedPress, NBC News: Rosie Ruiz, Boston Marathon course-cutter, dies at 66 Rosie Ruiz vowed to run the Boston Marathon again, just to prove that she could do it. She never did.
 
 
 
 
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By Mordecai G. Sheftall, Ozy: A Hard Day at Work: Interviewing Hiroshima Survivors
Why you should care
What easily crawls into your head sometimes takes up an uneasy residence there, like the human toll of Hiroshima.

 
 
 
 
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Ideas

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Recipes

Recipes that suggest Gloves & Eye protection are always intriguing!
By Getting Rad: Stout Ice Cream – With Dry Ice!
 
 
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By Tara Dodrill, New Life On A Homestead: Three Sisters Stew Recipe With Tomatoes