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It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that, according to the New York Times, NASA will now review astronaut screening. Of course, the other two New York papers are not quite so tasteful in their coverage of the story:


They’re both pretty good, I have to say. I’m personally partial to “Dark Side of the Loon”, if only because one of the etymologies of the word “loon” is from “loony”, which is from “lunatic”, which itself is

from Old French lunatique, from late Latin lunaticus, from Latin luna ‘moon’ (from the belief that changes of the moon caused intermittent insanity).

Not to mention Pink Floyd references are always cool.