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Posted on 05/31/2008 11:14:27 PM PDT by JustAmy
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I will be busy all morning so I will be AWOL until at least 2:00.
Have a Terrific Tuesday!
Thank you so much !!!
As I JUST posted on another thread, it’s been SEVEN YEARS
of good luck for me! :)
We were jsut talking about how most women remember more lines from songs and rhymes than men. My theory is that women are more the teachers of/passers on of certain types of knowledge, and rhymes and songs are easier for kids to remember.
Your poems always flow so well! Thanks, NnB.
I’m not very good at remembering such things.
That’s why I keep making up new stuff.
Even as the Soviets racked up one space first after another, NASA was getting closer to the first piloted Gemini missions. Launched by a converted Titan 2 missile, Gemini was the most sophisticated spacecraft yet created. Gemini astronauts would utilize an on-board computer. And they would be able to change their orbit — something no Soviet crew had yet accomplished.
For NASA, Gemini would serve as a bridge between the relatively simple Mercury flights and the awesome challenge of the Apollo moon program.
In just 20 short months, between March 1965 and November 1966, 10 Gemini crews pioneered the techniques necessary for a lunar mission.
They made spacewalks, some lasting more than two hours. They spent a record-breaking 14 days in space — the expected duration of a lunar-landing flight — in a cabin no bigger than the front seat of a Volkswagen. (One astronaut later called the two-week Gemini 7 flight “the most heroic mission of all time.”)
They mastered the arcane complexities of orbital mechanics to achieve the first rendezvous between two spacecraft in orbit, and the first space docking. And they made the first controlled reentries into Earth's atmosphere.
And several spacewalkers had their own difficulties — working in weightlessness was trickier than NASA expected, and more than one sortie had to be cut short when an astronaut became exhausted. Despite these problems, Gemini was considered a tremendous success. It gave the United States the lead in the space race, which was about to become a moon race.
NASA Astronaut Ed White made history on June 3, 1965, when he floated out of the hatch of his Gemini 4 capsule into the void of space. The first American "spacewalk" -- or Extravehicular Activity (EVA) -- lasted 23 minutes, not nearly long enough for White. He later said the spacewalk was the most comfortable part of the mission, and said the order to end it was the "saddest moment" of his life. White was attached to the capsule by a 25 foot umbilical cord. He initially used a gas powered gun held in his hand to maneuver. After the first three minutes the fuel ran out and White moved around by twisting his body and pulling on the cord. This photograph of White's spacewalk was taken by Gemini 4 Commander James McDivitt, still inside the spacecraft.
A trial has just ended, and the reactions to the verdict could not be more different. The family of the alleged murderer celebrates the declaration of a mistrial due to a legal technicality. Meanwhile, the grieving parents whose daughter has died wonder about a justice system that would allow such a decision. As they stand weeping before a mass of microphones and cameras, they exclaim: Where is the justice in this? Where is the justice?
Weve seen this scenario played out in the news or on TV crime dramas. We instinctively long for justice but cannot seem to find it. The wisest man of his day, Solomon, faced a similar frustration and disappointment. He saw that imperfect human beings could never administer perfect justice. He wrote: I saw under the sun: In the place of judgment, wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, iniquity was there (Eccl. 3:16).
If all we trusted in were imperfect people, we would lose all hope. But Solomon wisely added in verse 17: God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
The search for justice can be satisfied only by trusting the God who is always just.
Hi Kitty, its another day now and I was just checking my pings this morning and what a sweet “goodnight greeting” you posted last night! Have a good day, sweet lady!
Thank you, Amy. My kitchen window is next to where the flag is and when I am working at the sink, I get to watch my little critters, and it makes what I’m doing more pleasant! God put a beautiful world out there for us, didn’t He?
G.B., that is just too cute!
So glad you do!
Thank you for today’s readings, Mr. Mayor! These words can help us all as we begin our day’s work or play! Mine will be work (when I tear myself away from the computer.)
Wel, atleast i didn’’t yuz whit pper for da browny recipe.
Too funny! Sounds like a great recipe, no matter what color paper it’s on!
Thank you, Dita. I was scanning through channels the other night and Carousel was playing on one of those channels that has classical movies running. Do you ever catch those movies? I didn’t watch it but they do have some great movies if you get time to watch them.
Lovely picture and words from NNB.
Haven't been able to spend much time here lately, and looks like today will not be much different, but I will check in when I can.
Have a good day, everyone. :-)
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