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On Sally Ride

Yesterday, we here at Atomic Toasters were saddened to learn of the death of former astronaut and damn awesome person, Sally Ride. She was 61 and lost a battle with pancreatic cancer. That’s how her life came to an end, but not how we will remember her. No, her life is way too rich to let that be how it is defined.
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From Behind a Veil of Secrecy

“Each of these first rockets was like a beloved woman for us. We were in love with every rocket, we desperately wanted it to blast off successfully. We would give our hearts and souls to see it flying.”
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Science and Intrigue

This is Albert Szent-Györgyi. You probably haven’t heard of him (unless you clicked on Google’s doodle today). He’s the man credited with discovery of Vitamin C and citric acid. But there’s much more to his story.
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The Soplata Airplane Sanctuary

Among a stand of trees near Newbury, OH sits a little collection of junked aircraft. Walter Soplata, the son of Czech immigrants, began buying surplus aircraft in 1947 while working at a company in Cleveland that scraps such aircraft. He is a true Toasterhead because he couldn’t bear the thought of these magnficent machines being dismantled and reprocessed into pop cans and carabiners. So, he started buying the rarest ones and transporting them to his back yard.

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