This Week in the Future, July 23-27, 2012

This Week in the Future, July 23-27, 2012
Baarbarian

This week's Baarbarian illustration is an ode to one of our heroes--the first female American in space, Sally Ride. (To cheer up, we might recommend looking at this picture of a tiny marmoset for awhile.)

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