"La Vie en Rose" by Louis Armstrong still the most popular song in the Galaxy
The results of the 3000th Annual Pan Galactic Music Billboards are in, and it's no surprise. For the 45th year in a row, Louis Armstrong from Earth is everybody's favorite singer.
"If it wasn't for his sincere brilliance, we would have atomized Earth decades ago" says a fan from Andromeda 7.
Galactic stock markets fall on fears that the Earth people are doing something stupid ... again!
Many planets in the Milky Way are feeling a bit queasy tonight, praying the craziness of Earth people doesn't spread to their worlds.
Karl Ipfrom, a history professor from Betelguese, quickly summed up the Galaxy's years of frustration when dealing with Earth:
"We tried scaring them that robot Gort, but that didn't work out. Then we tried to win them over with cuteness, so we sent in E.T., and guess what? Nothing! Nada! How did that happen? Who isn't swayed by E.T.'s cuteness?? There is something seriously wrong with Earth people."
"Folks, things are about to get real", said one nervous anonymous investor boarding his Tesla Roadster Starship.
Alan Bean, part of NASA's famed Apollo program in the 1960's and the FOURTH man to walk on the moon, passed away last month at the age of 86.
FROM WIKIPEDEA: Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, the second lunar landing. In November 1969, Bean and Pete Conrad landed on the moon's Ocean of Storms—after a flight of 250,000 miles and a launch that included a harrowing lightning strike. He was the astronaut who executed John Aaron's "Flight, try SCE to 'Aux'" instruction to restore telemetry after the spacecraft was struck by lightning 36 seconds after launch, thus salvaging the mission. They explored the lunar surface, deployed several lunar surface experiments, and installed the first nuclear power generator station on the Moon to provide the power source. Dick Gordon remained in lunar orbit, photographing landing sites for future missions.
After his retirement from the space program he devoted his life to painting scenes from his time on the moon, something no other artist could capture from experience.
Below is a scene from the series "From Earth to the Moon".