I was held hostage for a short while by an agro-
astronaut, while visiting the American Air and Space Museum in Washing-
ton DC yesterday. Even Kermit the Frog and Dorothy's shoes from the Wizard of Oz were part of the experience, together with everything from man's desire to get into the air to the space missions. We watched an Imax movie of Space Station in 3D in which we floated alongside the first men and women to inhabit the new station, 220 miles above Earth. It is the story of a unique partnership between 16 nations building a laboratory in outer space, which was quite something to participate in as objects felt like they were thrown out of the screen towards us, luckily missing out heads by inches.