For sale: Apollo launch pads, slightly used …
Three mobile platforms built in 1967 for moon missions and later used for Space Shuttle launches have ended up on NASA’s version of Craigslist, Britain’s Daily Telegraph reports. Each is about 2 stories high and weighs 8.2 million pounds. Pick-up only.
Meanwhile, SpaceX is hiring. The private company has a list of job openings on its website.
You don’t need to go into orbit to get a job, says Matthew Yglesias in Slate, but relocating wouldn’t hurt. In the metropolitan area of Yuma, Ariz., the unemployment rate is 31.8 percent. That’s not a typo. In Bismarck, N.D., it’s a tiny 2.8 percent. Yglesias wonders why two decades ago more than 20 percent of Americans were mobile. Last year, it was just 12 percent. The unemployed could improve their job prospects simply by moving, he argues.
Republican in the White House
Sunny, the Obamas’ new dog, appears to have been purchased from a good Republican family in Michigan, New York magazine reports. The White House has offered few details on the Portuguese water dog but the breed usually costs $2,000 per pup.
Compiled by M.S. Scully. An excerpt from the print version of This Just In for Aug. 23, 2013. This Just In appears in the A-section of the Tribune-Review every Tuesday and Friday.