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Thursday: February 25, 2010

Students at Mississippi University call upon Admiral Ackbar as mascot replacement.Students at Mississippi University call upon Admiral Ackbar as mascot replacement.

Ackbar, a member of the Mon Calamari species who led the Rebel Alliance ships into the Battle of Endor, appears to be the early favorite. He has more than 14,000 Facebook fans. Websites like notatrap.org -- 'It's a trap!' was his famous line -- are promoting Ackbar's candidacy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 11:39 AM | Tags (9) | starwars | olemiss | students | college | mascot | ackbar | admiral | ajc | itsatrap |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

Yes, you too can photograph near-space for just $150 bucks.Yes, you too can photograph near-space for just $150 bucks.

Their low-cost balloon-launch platform reached 17.5 miles high, into near-space. Using the GPS phone to track its location, they found the rig 20 miles away from the launch site 5 hours later.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 8:04 AM | Tags (8) | balloon | gps | launch | mit | photography | photos | space | students |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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