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Friday, January 17, 2003
We’ve been browsing this excellent page on the Alfa Romeo Montreal, about as comprehensive as fan sites for a a single car can be. What we hadn’t appreciated that the prototype was first shown at Expo 67 in Montreal, hence the name (the production model debuted at Geneva in 1970). Coincidentally, Christopher Church pointed us to 99000's Moshe Safdie links. Safdie, the archetypal obsessive architect, is best known for created Expo 67's celebrated Habitat (more galleries and links: I, II, III, IV, and V).

Flying from Puerto Rico to Atlanta a few weeks ago, we passed above what was clearly the Kennedy Space Center. The first clue was the coastal site, with broad highways linking clearings that, from the air, looked like they could be launch sites. Although wary of doing a von Daniken, what clinched the theory was the sight of the Vehicle Assembly Building, with the long, broad track for the Crawler-Transporter to take the rocket (and now the shuttle) to the launch pads. A thrilling sight of a familiar, yet forbidden place. Happily, it took about 30 seconds to clarify this on the web. This satellite image shows the VAB at top left. More satellite thumbnails. More VAB images: I, II, III.

Elsewhere. Galleries of space related things (e.g: portable life support system). A free spaceflight simulator. Bellybuttons in Brussels. Music from video games. Image of the day.