Author of "Xmas Carol" trashes religion and chronicles the American decline. Plus gay stuff, science, writing, atheism, and baseball.
May 14, 2013
Major Tom's touchdown
Using my iPad and the free NASA app, I watched the descent of the Soyuz space capsule last night. It was bringing our troubador astronaut back to Earth. I worried all the way down, watching this flimsy-looking parachute (two, actually) that was the only thing holding the capsule in place. Brrrrr.
But it all worked out. Major Tom is back on Earth. And hey, it was really nice to watch it live. I love my iPad.