Sunday morning was quiet. I picked up bagels and read the newspaper. Watched some Olympics.
This day in history "On this day in 1958, the U.S. Congress passes legislation establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a civilian agency responsible for coordinating America's activities in space. NASA has since sponsored space expeditions, both human and mechanical, that have yielded vital information about the solar system and universe. It has also launched numerous earth-orbiting satellites that have been instrumental in everything from weather forecasting to navigation to global communications.
NASA was created in response to the Soviet Union's October 4, 1957 launch of its first satellite, Sputnik I. The 183-pound, basketball-sized satellite orbited the earth in 98 minutes. The Sputnik launch caught Americans by surprise and sparked fears that the Soviets might also be capable of sending missiles with nuclear weapons from Europe to America. The United States prided itself on being at the forefront of technology, and, embarrassed, immediately began developing a response, signaling the start of the U.S.-Soviet space race."
Thanks to budget cuts, the race is over. Our manned space exploration is at a stand still. No shuttle program, no replacement.
An early dinner and then Luke and I go to Sayville. We have not been there for a few weeks.
We luck out, and catch 19 nice sized crabs, 5 large kingfish, and a bunch of throwbacks. We even catch a spot, typically not found this far north. We catch them when we fish in Maryland.
So, when we get home at 9pm, we proceed to cook the crabs. Luke helps to filet the fish. He does a very good job and really like to skin them.
We watch the Olympics while feasting on freshly cooked crabs. Some leftovers for tomorrow.
Dinner tomorrow will be fish and crabs, unless Luke has the rest of them for breakfast.
Photo of the day "Kingfish"
P.S. Luke is becoming quite the fisherman. I really think he's hooked....