Dead Drop: July 16

CAPTAIN KIRK DEFECTS TO KLINGONS:  Well, almost. Ninety-year-old actor William Shatner has a new show on the RT network (formerly known as “Russia Today.”) Russian State TV watcher Julia Davis says that that the first episode was titled “The Truth Behind Why We Lie,” which, she quite accurately points out, is spot on for a show on RT.

“THIS OUTER SPACE MAY NOT BE BIG ENOUGH FOR THE TWO OF US” No, we’re not talking about Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos – but the US and Russia. Slate reports that Russia is threatening to leave the International Space Station (ISS). The rub may be American sanctions placed on Russia which has raised the ire of the Russian space agency Roscosmos. The Russians are also considering establishing a joint lunar base with the Chinese – and China has recently launched its own manned space station.  Still, Moscow makes a lot of money running their No-Air BNB – so threats to pull out may just be bluster.

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