NASA Administrator Remembers Leonard Nimoy



The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Leonard Nimoy:

“Leonard Nimoy was an inspiration to multiple generations of engineers, scientists, astronauts, and other space explorers. As Mr. Spock, he made science and technology important to the story, while never failing to show, by example, that it is the people around us who matter most.

“NASA was fortunate to have him as a friend and a colleague. He was much more than the Science Officer for the USS Enterprise. Leonard was a talented actor, director, philanthropist, and a gracious man dedicated to art in many forms.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and the legions of Star Trek fans around the world.”

The Book ‘n’ Bag Bumper Draw!


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The Book ‘n’ Bag Bumper Draw!
by BigJules
I’m delighted to launch a new contest with three special prizes! Each prize will be one signed copy of The Silk Tree or Stockwin’s Maritime Miscellany or Pasha, along with a special tote and a selection of bookmarks and postcards. The first draw will be on March 4, the second on March 11 and the third on March 18. Entry is via email to – just write Book ‘n’ Bag in the subject line and please include your full postal address. You only need enter once: all entries will go into the hat for all draws.
The Silk Tree Book ‘n’ Bag Prize

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William Hill Imperial Cup Day presents star studded Cheltenham Preview


23 February 2015 – Sandown Park’s William Hill Imperial Cup Day will play host to a star studded Cheltenham Festival preview panel following the afternoon Jump fixture on Saturday, 7th March in Esher Hall and for the first time, tickets for this day are just £5 for grandstand and £10 for premier enclosure.

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