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Yikes, These hair-raising moments are the first video footage from renowned rock climber Alex Honnold’s ascent of the 3,000-foot wall of El Capitan—without a rope. On June 3rd, Honnold became the first person ever to free solo climb this famous rock face at Yosemite National Park, California.

Babylon 5 is Free to Stream!

My favorite science fiction TV show is now free to view on the internet. www.go90.com is a website that streams older TV shows and they have the entire run of Babylon 5 online now. This does not seem to include the half dozen TV movies, but that’s okay. The show holds up remarkably well for a 20 year-old show and is worth watching for the amazing performances by Peter Jurasik as Londo and Andreas Katsulas as G’Kar, not to mention the great writting of J. Michael Straczynski.

Babylon 5 on www.go90.com

Upcoming Film

I think the rash of NASA and space related films the last few years may come from a longing in this country for a time when, as a nation, we had higher priorities. The American Space program was, in my opinion, one of our country’s finest moments, and I’m thrilled we are finally getting around to telling stories like this.”Hidden Figures” tells the story of three African American mathematicians and scientists who worked in the space program. And particularly the story of Katherine Johnson the physicist who calculated flight trajectories for the Mercury program. I love stories of people who helped build something greater than themselves.