Mark will have an article in Sunday's Houston Chronicle about the US and Chinese space programs and whether we should do joint projects.
Movie: The Manchurian Candidate is showing on TCM tonight. It's a wonderful, powerful movie, and the first time I saw it, I cried for half an hour afterward, I felt so sorry for Shaw, the main character.
I was listening to a discussion of the film before it began, and the commentator was saying that Frank Sinatra had wanted Lucille Ball to play the role that Angela Lansbury has in the film. *shudder* I have to say I'm very glad she did not star as Shaw's mother. That woman is evil.
A word of advice--If you want to see this film, watch the original 1962 version; do not watch the crappy version they made a couple of years ago. The remake gutted the original, and it loses as lot of the deep pathos that the original is filled with. It's not worth your time.