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  • Buzz Aldrin Took Holy Communion on the Moon. NASA Kept it Quiet

    01/27/2019 5:52:47 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 46 replies
    History Channel ^ | JUL 31, 2018 | ERIN BLAKEMORE
    When Apollo 11‘s Eagle lunar module landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had to do something hard: Wait. They were scheduled to open the door of their lunar lander and step onto the unknown surface of a completely different world. But for now, their mission ordered them to take a pause before the big event. And so Aldrin spent his time doing something unexpected, something no man had ever attempted before. Alone and overwhelmed by anticipation, he took part in the first Christian sacrament ever performed on the moon—a rite of Christian...
  • Moon discovery: Ancient 4-billion-year-old relic found on lunar surface [possible Earth rock]

    01/25/2019 10:44:41 AM PST · by ETL · 20 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Jan 25, 2019 | Chris Ciaccia | Fox News
    A chunk of Earth that could be 4.1 billion years old and is described as the planet's "oldest rock," may have been found and dug up on the Moon by Apollo astronauts, according to a new study. The possible relic was discovered and dug up in 1971 and scientists believe that it was sent off Earth, thanks to a powerful impact, possibly an asteroid or a comet. After colliding with the Moon (which at the time was three times closer to the Earth than it is now), it mixed with other lunar surface materials. "It is an extraordinary find that helps paint...
  • 6 Amazing Artifacts with Ancient Greek Mythology Scenes Discovered in Bulgaria

    01/07/2019 10:59:01 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Archaeology in Bulgaria ^ | April 12, 2018 | Ivan Dikov
    #1. This Ancient Thracian Aristocrat's War Helmet Depicting Trojan War / Iliad Scenes 1st - 2nd century AD, Brestovitsa, Central South Bulgaria Discovered: 2013 A very rare war helmet of a Thracian aristocrat from the 1st-2nd century AD featuring motifs from the story of the Trojan War - made world famous through the Iliad by Ancient Greek poet Homer - was discovered during emergency excavations in Southern Bulgaria in 2013. The Thracian war helmet was found in an Ancient Thracian tumulus (burial mound) known as Pamuk Mogila in Bulgaria's Brestovitsa, and was shown to the public for the first time...
  • Apollo 8 crew reads from the Book of Genesis (fifty years ago tonight Christmas Eve 1968)

    12/24/2018 5:09:44 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 21 replies
    NASA courtesy of YouTube ^ | December 24, 1968 | Frank Borman, James Lovell, William Anders
    The closing of the Christmas Eve broadcast from lunar orbit by the crew of Apollo 8. Bill Anders, Jim Lovell, and Frank Borman taking turns reading from the first chapter of the Book of Genesis.
  • Apollo 8: First Around the Moon [50th Anniversary of Launch TODAY!]

    12/21/2018 10:44:21 AM PST · by SES1066 · 31 replies
    Space.com ^ | 09/18/18 | Elizabeth Howell
    Apollo 8 was the second crewed mission of the Apollo program and the first mission to bring humans to the moon. The six-day mission lifted off on Dec. 21, 1968, with its crew of Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders. The flight included a day orbiting the moon, during which the astronauts took the "Earthrise" picture — one of the most iconic photographs ever taken of our planet.
  • Apollo Conspiracy? NASA Invites Skeptic Steph Curry to See Moon-Landing Evidence

    12/12/2018 8:24:03 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 73 replies
    Space.com ^ | Mike Wall
    It's possible that Curry was joking. But, if he was being serious, NASA would like to help the two-time NBA MVP and three-time champion see the light, as The New York Times reported yesterday. "There's lots of evidence NASA landed 12 American astronauts on the moon from 1969-1972. We'd love for Mr. Curry to tour the lunar lab at our Johnson Space Center in Houston, perhaps the next time the Warriors are in town to play the Rockets," NASA spokesman Allard Beutel told Space.com via email. "We have hundreds of pounds of moon rocks stored there, and the Apollo mission...
  • 'Apollo to the Moon' No More: Air and Space Museum Closes Gallery

    12/04/2018 2:54:16 PM PST · by ETL · 31 replies
    Space.com ^ | Dec 4, 2018 | Robert Z. Pearlman, collectSPACE.com Editor
    For more than 40 years, the "Apollo to the Moon" gallery at the National Air and Space Museum has provided millions of visitors a close-up look at some of the key artifacts from humanity's first visit to another world. On Monday (Dec. 3), the gallery will close forever. "This was one of the original galleries built for the museum in 1976," explained curator Michael Neufeld, during a tour of "Apollo to the Moon" streamed live on Facebook from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. on Friday (Nov. 30). "It has many key artifacts that are great...
  • WHEN DID NASA GO TO POT?

    11/25/2018 3:05:13 PM PST · by DFG · 77 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11/25/2018 | Steven Hayward
    If you study the history of NASA’s Apollo program in the 1960s, one thing you come to realize is that the tight timetable to reach the moon by the end of the decade meant that NASA didn’t have time to ossify into a bureaucracy, and they did things (i.e., took risks) in those days that would never be permitted today. But you knew NASA had slipped into the maw of the administrative state when President Obama told NASA administrator Charles Bolden in 2010 that “Muslim outreach” should be a primary mission for the space agency. Well now it appears NASA...
  • Pence leaves open the possibility of nuclear weapons in space: ‘Peace comes through strength’

    10/24/2018 1:11:48 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 23, 2018 | Robert Costa
    Vice President Pence on Tuesday declined to rule out the idea of deploying nuclear weapons in space, saying that the current ban on their use is “in the interest of every nation” but that the issue should be decided on “the principle that peace comes through strength.” The new positioning comes as the Trump administration moves to potentially exit a major nuclear weapons pact with Russia and possibly bolster U.S. military operations in the heavens by forming a “Space Force.” Pence argued that the Space Force is critical for U.S. national security as China and Russia expand their presence in...
  • Alan Bean, U.S. astronaut and moonwalker, dies in Houston at 86: NASA

    05/26/2018 8:24:26 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 31 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 5/26/2018 | Gina Cherelus
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - American astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon in 1969 during the Apollo 12 mission and commanded a crew on the Skylab space station in 1973, died in Houston on Saturday, federal officials said.
  • Apollo Moonwalker and artist Alan Bean dies at 86

    05/26/2018 11:20:27 AM PDT · by DFG · 56 replies
    ABC Houston ^ | 05/26/2018
    The Apollo astronaut and the fourth man to walk on the moon, Alan Bean has died at age 86. Bean died on Saturday at Houston Methodist Hospital. "Alan was the strongest and kindest man I ever knew. He was the love of my life and I miss him dearly," said Leslie Bean, Alan Bean's wife of 40 years. "A native Texan, Alan died peacefully in Houston surrounded by those who loved him."
  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy Too Small For Deep Space, Says Boeing

    05/01/2018 7:49:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Value Walk ^ | May 1, 2018 8:11 am by | Danica Simic
    Boeing and NASA are working together in order to build the Space Launch System (SLS). The rocket is believed to be capable of transporting humans and cargo into deep space. According to reports, the rocket is estimated to be the most powerful rocket system ever built. Boeing also set up a promotional website for the rocket in which it calls out Elon Musk’s company SpaceX, calling the Falcon Heavy too small for deep space exploration. “The Falcon Heavy launch turned heads in February, but SpaceX’s rocket is a smaller type of rocket that can’t meet NASA’s deep-space needs,” the statement...
  • Sunken History

    03/05/2018 8:38:55 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    DocuWiki ^ | 16 August 2016 | Added by Harry65
    History Documentary hosted by Ewan Bailey, published by History Channel in 2012 - English narration The shipwreck of Mahdia was found by Greek sponge fishermen off the coast of Tunisia in June 1907. The shipwreck near the modern town of Mahdia is dated about the 80s BC, or even later. In a series of underwater campaigns a large number of items were recovered and placed on display at the Musée National du Bardo, Tunis. The greater parts of the sculptures were salvaged between 1907 and 1913 by French archaeologist Alfred Merlin, at that time Director of Antiquities in the Protectorate...
  • Greek State Recognizes Paganism as Religion

    05/07/2017 10:55:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | Philip Chrysopoulos
    Greek Pagans are granted legal status as polytheism is officially a religion in Greece, according to the Supreme Council of Ethnikoi Hellenes (YSEE). YSEE is a religious organization claiming they work to restore the indigenous religion of Hellas. The organization put out a statement saying that Greek polytheism has received legal status in Greece. Until now, Greek Pagans did not enjoy religious freedoms such as the right to buy land in order to build houses of worship nor could Pagan priests perform marriage ceremonies. Now the Greek State, through a decision of the Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious...
  • Modern pagans honor Zeus in Athens

    01/24/2007 9:42:30 AM PST · by presidio9 · 24 replies · 593+ views
    AFP ^ | 01/22/07 | PARIS AYIOMAMITIS
    A clutch of modern pagans honored Zeus at a 1,800-year-old temple in the heart of Athens on Sunday — the first known ceremony of its kind held there since the ancient Greek religion was outlawed by the Roman empire in the late 4th century. Watched by curious onlookers, some 20 worshippers gathered next to the ruins of the temple for a celebration organized by Ellinais, a year-old Athens-based group that is campaigning to revive old religious practices from the era when Greece was a fount of education and philosophy. The group ignored a ban by the Culture Ministry, which declared...
  • Pagans are reviving the polytheistic religions of the ancient Greeks,and other civilizations.

    08/15/2004 10:12:22 PM PDT · by missyme · 46 replies · 1,363+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | August 15th, 2003 | Kimberly Winston
    This year, Andrea Berman will watch the Olympics for the first time in her life. But she doesn't care who will jump the highest, run the farthest or swim the fastest. She'll be watching the games—being held this year in Greece, their ancestral home—for any mention of Zeus, Athena or Apollo. "I will watch it to see if anything even remotely resembles anything I would know as an ancient ritual and tradition," Berman said. "But I kind of have mixed feelings. On one hand it will be great to see ancient traditions represented. But on the other hand, I know...
  • Pagans fight for divine rights of old Greek gods

    09/24/2003 6:28:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies · 2,930+ views
    Scotsman ^ | September 21, 2003 | MATTHEW BRUNWASSER
    IN THE shadow of Mount Olympus the toga-clad worshippers sway to the beating of a drum as the bearded man leading the ceremony throws a pinch of grain into a torch, then circles his hand above the flames. While the group, dressed in yellow, red and blue robes, may appear to be taking part in some bewildering historical re-enactment, they are members a growing pagan movement dedicated to resurrecting the religion and way of life of ancient Greece. The pagans have gathered in a meadow near the sacred mountain where their ancestors believed the gods lived and held court to...
  • America Will Dominate the Heavens Under Donald Trump: Mike Pence

    02/08/2018 2:12:18 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 16 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2017 | Tim Marcin
    “As we once again lead in space exploration, we will continue to make the investments and presence in space to ensure the safety and security of the American people,” Pence said. “Space is vital to our national security. I saw it firsthand when I visited Schriever Air Force Base just a few weeks ago. And I can assure you, under President Donald Trump, American security will be as dominant in the heavens as we are here on Earth.” “We will beat back any disadvantage that our lack of attention has placed and America will once again lead in space,” Pence...
  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Success

    02/06/2018 1:11:17 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 176 replies
    SpaceX feed at YouTube ^ | February 6, 2018
    Apart from not yet knowing whether the core booster stuck its landing on the drone ship, the rest of the launch went perfectly!
  • Family's dog turns up 10 years after vanishing from home

    02/03/2018 5:51:21 AM PST · by beaversmom · 6 replies
    The Eagle ^ | February 2, 2018 | AP
    <p>APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — A family has been reunited with its dog 10 years after the dog went missing.</p> <p>Debra Suierveld and her family assumed their dog Abby had died after she ran away in 2008 from their home in Apollo, but decade-old sadness turned to joy on Saturday when Suierveld received word someone had found the dog.</p>