Morning Roundup: Major Tom, You Did Go to Astronaut School, Right?

It’s the last Wednesday of the month. It deserves you respect, your gratitude, but mostly importantly, it deserves a dance party. While you’re hot-footing to your best techno mix, here are your morning links.

Highlights include:

1.) Turns out that Major Tom was just a big jokester.

2.) A Dark Knight Rises prologue that you won’t want to miss.

3.) Machine embroidery for a new millenium.

4.) Writers getting star billing.

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