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Monday, April 19, 2004
It's a vacuum, so it's really clean...

Wednesday, April 21, 2004
It'll be doing the time warp...

Friday, April 23, 2004
Infernal machines...

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April 19, 2004: Al: The Russians just launched a Soyuz, the Chinese launched a micro-satellite, and the shuttle program is gearing up again. Looks like things are really heating up in space! Kepler: Actually, since space is a vacuum, it can't really contain any heat. Al: I thought I'd asked you not to say things like that. Kepler: However, if these "things" were in direct sunlight, they would heat up, so technically you'd be right. April 21, 2004: Kepler: NASA just launched "Gravity Probe B," which is trying to prove that a massive spinning body will twist time and space around it, a time shifting phenomenon known as "frame dragging." Mitch: ...time shifting... frame dragging... Kepler: Yep! Mitch: Doesn't Tivo do that? Kepler: Please leave now. April 23, 2004: KHAN: It burns you up, doesn't it? Kepler: What's that? KHAN: Satellites, probes, rovers... all the good space exploration is being done by robots! Machines! And you're stuck here in your flimsy body, looking through a telescope for your "exploration." In fact, I can jack my electronic brain straight into the Mars Rover. It's like I'm there! Look!! That rock looks like a bunny! Kepler: Shutup! Shutup!!