Ray Bradbury Turns 83 In Style

Science fiction author Ray Bradbury has his 83rd birthday the same day as the closest approach of Mars in almost 60000 years on August 27.

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To celebrate the opposition of Mars on August 27 and Bradbury’s 83rd birthday on August 22, The Planetary Society is gathering birthday greetings from well-wishers around the world to present to Bradbury in a giant birthday card. Anyone can join in sending these greetings by visiting The Planetary Society’s web page. The deadline for birthday greetings is August 20.