This week we celebrate the International Day of Human Space Flight. April 12th, 1961 was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin. On April 7, 2011 the General Assembly of the United Nations declared April 12th as the International Day of Human Space Flight “to celebrate each year at the international level the beginning of the space era for mankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals and increasing the well-being of States and peoples, as well as ensuring the realization of their aspiration to maintain outer space for peaceful purposes.”
Also on April 12th, 40 years ago, the first space shuttle flight occurred with the launching of Space Shuttle Columbia from Kennedy Space Center. I remember being in school and having the TVs brought in so we could watch! Check out this video and get goosebumps like I did HERE
We also celebrated the accomplishments of our members after Saturday's meeting with the C.A.T. Show. See the article in this newsletter about some of the wonderful things we saw. We've always known that we have a huge talent pool related to props, sets and costumes, and there are so many other amazing skills and ideas, too!
Tonight is the April installment of TC Trek Trivia, and you're all invited to join my team. The theme is United Federation of Cool Cats. I love these theme teasers because they always get me thinking - what could it mean!??? Let me know ASAP if you want to join the team and I'll send along the link.
Finally, we have a fun opportunity for those who like to make stuff. Click HERE for the Facebook event: Cutting Board Class @ Barley John's. We discussed doing this last year, but it got cold before we could set it up! On June 6th at 1pm, the class will take place on Barley John's patio. You get to learn about types of woods, pick your colors, and design your own board. They go back with the woodworker to be finished and then are delivered back in a few weeks. I will pick up the boards for anyone that wants me to, and get them to you. You can also enjoy a Barley John's beer or other beverage during the class. There are limited spots due to seating, so check it out now.
See you around the galaxy!