Ground Control to Major Tom… now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare


Whether you want to be Ground Control, Major Tom, or Sandra Bullock in Gravity, you’ll like this little USB light from ThinkGeek.  The Astronaut USB Light looks like a suited astronaut out for an extravehicular activity.  The cable is posable, so you can have him floating above your desktop to provide light where you need it.  You turn the light on/off by lifting or closing his helmet.  It’s perfect for the Space Jockey of any age.  It’s $19.99 at ThinkGeek.  It’s the last day for Christmas delivery from ThinkGeek; the shipping may cost more than the light, though.

(References to David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and Robert A. Heinlein’s Space Jockey short story, as well as Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity movie.)

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