MOON. [GMT-4 NEW YORK]

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silver glow at night

shadows shrink back in the brush

a chill in the air


MOON. [GMT+1 LONDON]

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IN CONTEXT OF HANNAH’S PROPENSITY FOR CHEESE

Jon: I’d capture the moon for you.
Hannah: Hm… I’d rather have you hunt it.
Jon: Fine, I’d kill the moon for you.
Hannah: Damn right.


MOON. Bonus Video!

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MOON. Bonus Eat!

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Denny’s, USA.


MOON. Bonus Destination!

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THE JURASSIC TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM

LOS ANGELES, USA

“An educational institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the public appreciation of the Lower Jurassic.”

Here they feature a memorandum hall for all the Soviet cosmonaut dogs.

On November 3, 1957, just 30 days after the first ever man-made object entered into earth’s orbit, the Soviet Union launched a second “artificial moon.” Born aloft by a proto-Vostok launch vehicle to an altitude of 934 miles, Sputnik II was not only substantially larger than its predecessor, but also differed in so far as its payload was not just limited to instrumentation and telemetry, but included a living being—the first ever earth-born creature to leave our planet and enter into the cosmic vacuum.

This first earth-born creature to leave the earth was, of course, the famed Laika (barker), whose flight commanded the attention of the entire world. Between 1959 and 1961, 10 more dogs in six separate missions followed Laika’s courageous example culminating in the flight of Zvezdochka (daughter of the stars), who, in the mute company of Ivan Ivanovich, a human mannequin, made a single orbit flight in final preparation for April 12, 1961, that historic day, when, proven tenable by the dogs, Yuri Gagarin was launched into space in the first human extra-terrestrial flight. The dogs of the space program were all female, mixed breeds found on the streets of Moscow. Selected for their size and temperament, the chosen dogs underwent extensive training by behaviorist Gregor Garzenko to enable them to withstand the tremendous noise, extreme motion, and severe forces of a Vostok rocket launch as well as to help them become accustomed to the pressurized suits and capsules necessary for extra-terrestrial travel. While Laika, as well as four subsequent canines and a rabbit, did not return from their travels, the majority of the missions were spectacularly successful. Belka (Whitey) and Strelka (Little Arrow), accompanied by 40 mice, two rats, and a number of plants, became the first beings to safely return from space after 17 orbits of the planet. Strelka later gave birth to a litter of six healthy pups, one of whom was presented to the young Caroline Kennedy by Nikita Kruschev as a gift from the Soviet peoples.

 


MOON. [GMT+2 POLAND]

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(NOT SO) MANY MOONS AGO…

The sign reads “TO THE BUNKER.” In the communal gardens of many communist-built block houses, the tops of underground bunkers can still be seen.


DIGIT. [GMT-8 LOS ANGELES]

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“Digital”


DIGIT. [GMT-4 NEW YORK]

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The gum smacking and nail clacking continued as separate beats. They very thoroughly embodied the cashier’s being. Her temperament, interests, pet peeves, were transmitted through her personal Morse code to those in the vicinity. They knew not to mess with her. Her fingers were capped with golden nails: one-and-a-half inches long with silver star decals. The stars were set into flight, careening wildly with every gesture, falling with every bored propping up of the head.