space travel

Newest Retirement Destination: Mars!

Posted on 12/30/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | TravelLooking for an exotic retirement destination? Here’s a new possibility for you: Mars. No, we’re not kidding. Billionaire Dennis Tito, the engineer-turned-investment-mogul who in 2001 became the first-ever space tourist by buying a seat on a Russian space mission, wants to find a mature man and woman to serve as as a two-person crew on a private interplanetary fly-by. According to his Inspiration Mars Foundation, Tito hopes to launch in 2017 so as to be able to take advantage of …

The “Overweight Sensation” That Was Allan Sherman

Posted on 08/16/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentI may be a goyische shiksa, but I know from Yiddish. That fact has flummoxed more than one Jewish friend in my life. “Where did you learn to say ‘Gotenyu’ [‘for God’s sake’]?” someone will ask. The simple answer: I learned it from one of my oldest friends and mentors — a self-professed “Brooklyn boy” whose ancestors fled Russian pogroms to make their fortunes in America. My Brooklyn friend was born in 1948 — two generations too late for shtetl-speak, but right on time for …