[amsat-bb] Castor and Pollux (trivia)

David - KG4ZLB kg4zlb at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 29 08:37:52 PDT 2009

/Trivia time!/

In Greek and Roman mythology Pollux was immortal whilst his brother, 
Castor was not (due to having different fathers you see; bit of an early 
social comment there!)

Presumably the builders of these cubesats by making them so heavy are 
trying to emulate the immortality of at least one of the brothers!

/Trivia time #2/

In the 1997 film "Face Off", the baddies played by Nicolas Cage and 
Alessandro Nivola ("who he?") are brothers named Castor and Pollux Troy 
(Damn good film too by Nic Cage standards!)

/Trivia time #3/

There is a US company called Castor and Pollux that makes pet foods 
etc.- (not sure what the connection is here; maybe if your dog eats 
their products he will live to a ripe old age!)



Ivan Galysh wrote:
> The hemispheres are about 1/2 inch thick solid aluminum. It's built to 
> be heavy.
> Ivan
> Joe wrote:
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