Major Astro http://kmuw.org en Richard Crowson: Safe Travels, Major Astro http://kmuw.org/post/richard-crowson-safe-travels-major-astro <p>The recent death of Tom Leahy Jr., better known as Major Astro to Kansas baby boomers, caused my mind to rocket into the past. The good major wore his astronaut jumpsuit while hosting a daily afterschool kiddie show on local TV from 1962 to 1973. Wally Gator, Touche Turtle and Felix the Cat cartoons were beamed earthward to all the little tykes watching their rabbit-eared TV sets. Many were, no doubt, clutching their membership cards to the Major Astro Club.<br> Fri, 25 Jun 2010 10:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 1409 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: Safe Travels, Major Astro