[amsat-bb] Castor and Pollux (trivia)
David - KG4ZLB
kg4zlb at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 29 08:37:52 PDT 2009
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.
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