Saturday, February 01, 2003

Those of you whose thought processes are as twisted as mine will be relieved to learn that there have actually been six previous astronauts "from Jewish families". Moreover, at least two, David Wolf and Jeffrey Hoffman, with eight successful shuttle flights between them, have even spoken publicly about their identities as Jewish space travellers. So while 100% of shuttle disasters have involved a conspicuously Jewish crew member, it is not necessarily fatal to have a Jew aboard your spacecraft.

One takes one's solace where one can, I suppose.

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