Saturday, 25 November 2006

Golf in space?

There has been some criticism about Mikhail Tyurin's golf shot in space. Personally I think it's great. His swing could do with some improvement however, space suit or not.

Some would say that this is a grasping, dumbed down, profiteering stunt. Which it is, of course. But it's also got the attention of millions more people than a run of the mill space mission ever would.

Set against the overblown threat of terrorism, bird flu and global warming, vacuous stunts like these give us something to gossip about on an international scale. I'd like to think it lifts our collective spirits just a little bit.

Here's the video of the shot. I think it went out of bounds.

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