Was walking south on Broadway last night, noted that he and the Discovery crew were in the last 'ticker-tape-parade' _not_ held for a sports star or team. (There are letters embedded in the sidewalk, commemorating them all. Just don't cause collisions while looking down.) (Note that he did not get one for earlier space feats.)
(For trivia question of day, who was the last non-American (not counting sport players) to get one ? )
I agree, David. I remember watching that scratchy B&W broadcast on a small TV in the school library - most of the school crowded in there. My mum came to school and took me home for a better view - bless her. I feel very lucky to have been born in the analog age!
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