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  • 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 · 5 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>
  • DIY DSKY: Apollo Astronaut Keypad Being Rebooted as Open Source Replica

    01/30/2018 6:27:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies ^ | Robert Z. pelrman
    Columbus, Georgia electronics company that has recreated World War II Enigma machines and specialized in "location-based entertainment" devices has set its sights on offering the Apollo Guidance Computer's (AGC) display keyboard as an open source, Arduino-based replica ready in time for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing in 2019. ... The Apollo astronauts used the DSKY by entering two-digit commands, referred to as "verbs" and "nouns." The AGC, in turn, would execute the desired program and display the resulting data on the DSKY. S&T GeoTronics' DSKY replica can run the original Apollo spacecraft code, but if you don't...
  • Legendary astronaut John W. Young dies

    01/06/2018 1:55:03 PM PST · by jmcenanly · 27 replies
    Spaceflight Now ^ | 1/6/2018 | William Harwood
    Legendary astronaut John Young, who twice ventured into space in pioneering two-man Gemini capsules, orbited the moon and then walked on its cratered surface before commanding two space shuttle missions, including the program’s maiden flight, has passed away. NASA confirmed the death early Saturday in a posting on Twitter: “We’re saddened by the loss of astronaut John Young, who was 87. Young flew twice to the Moon, walked on its surface & flew the first Space Shuttle mission. He went to space six times in the Gemini, Apollo & Space Shuttle programs.” Tweeted astronaut Terry Virts: “Rest In peace John...
  • U.S. astronaut John Young dies at age 87: NASA

    01/06/2018 10:51:31 AM PST · by BulletBobCo · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 6, 2018 | Will Dunham
    (Reuters) - Veteran U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during one of his six missions in space, has died at age 87, NASA said on Saturday.
  • The White House Shoots for the Moon

    12/22/2017 6:05:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | December 22, 2017 | Peter Roff
    Earlier this month, President Donald J. Trump signed a space policy directive to "restore American leadership in space." To the excitement of many, this directive includes sending men back to the Moon and perhaps even Mars. The prospect of making dreams a reality once again is enthralling, something we will do, echoing a previous chief executive, not because it is easy but because it is hard. To do all this, to optimize performance and ensure a successful, modern-day space program, government appropriators must adhere to a standard set of business protocols. It is essential NASA and the White House have...
  • President Trump Directs NASA to Return to the Moon, Then Aim for Mars

    12/12/2017 1:53:20 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies ^ | December 11, 2017 | Calla Cofield
    President Donald Trump signed his administration's first space policy directive today (Dec. 11), which formally directs NASA to focus on returning humans to the moon.
  • Is there another Big Bang in our future?

    03/24/2002 5:07:44 AM PST · by 2Trievers · 62 replies · 406+ views
    Union Leader ^ | March 24 2002 | George Will
    THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation deals with the movement of things, which is important. The Department of Agriculture deals with food, which is vital. However, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration deals with the origin, nature and meaning, if any, of the universe. Attention should be paid. Space lost its hold on America's imagination after the last lunar expedition in 1972. But the really exciting research had just begun, with the 1965 discovery that the universe is permeated with background radiation which confirmed that a Big Bang had indeed set what are now distant galaxies flying apart. A famous aphorism holds...
  • PTScientists 'Mission to the Moon' to Take Care Not to Harm Apollo 17 Landing Site

    12/09/2017 8:45:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies ^ | 12/07/2017 | Robert Z. Pearlman, Editor
    A German company aiming to send robotic rovers on the first mission to return to the last Apollo moon landing site has pledged to respect and protect the historic artifacts present there. PTScientists announced it has entered a partnership with For All Moonkind, an organization that is advocating for the preservation of human heritage in space. The news of the partnership was timed to mark the 45th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Apollo 17 mission today (Dec. 7). "Apollo 17 marked the end of one chapter of exploration, but as we enter a new era of private exploration I...
  • Hundreds honor the three Apollo 1 astronauts who were killed

    01/26/2017 7:16:40 PM PST · by mware · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 26 January 2017 | ap
    Three astronauts were killed in the blaze in Cape Canaveral on January 27, 1967  Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee were trapped in their burning craft  A small spark created a blaze that burned hotter than 1,000°F (537°C)
  • The Space History Sale (incredible auction on Appollo 11 anniversary!)

    07/08/2016 10:30:05 AM PDT · by bigbob · 6 replies
    Bohhams Auctions ^ | 7-6-16 | Bonhams
    "We are pleased to be presenting our eighth annual Space History Auction to take place this year on the 47th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing, completed by Astronauts Neil Armstong and Buzz Aldrin during the Appollo 11 mission on July 20, 1069." (excerpt from the pdf auction catalog). More at the link.
  • Don Eyles Walks Us Through the Lunar Module Source Code

    07/06/2016 4:30:59 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 16 replies
    Hack A Day ^ | Jul 5, 2016 | Gregory L. Charvat
    A couple weeks ago I was at a party where out of the corner of my eye I noticed what looked like a giant phone book sitting open on a table. It was printed with perforated green and white paper bound in a binder who’s cover looked a little worse for the wear. I had closer look with my friend James Kinsey. What we read was astonishing; Program 63, 64, 65, lunar descent and landing. Error codes 1201, 1202. Comments printed in the code, code segments hastily circled with pen. Was this what we thought we were looking at? And...
  • The unrecognized decision that saved Apollo 13

    04/15/2016 5:23:58 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 138 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 Apr, 2016 | William Park
    While planning the lunar landings, Nasa had a decision to make: What route would they use to reach the Moon? It was one of many that needed to be made, but little did they know then, it would have an important effect of the survival of the ill-fated Apollo 13 crew. This Sunday, 17 April, marks the safe return of James Lovell, “Jack” Swigert and Fred Haise after almost 88 tense hours on board their critically wounded craft thanks to that stroke of luck. The drama started unfolding at almost 56 hours Ground Elapsed Time (GET), meaning it was the...
  • Lost Tapes Reveal Apollo Astronauts Heard Unexplained ‘Music’ On Far Side Of The Moon

    02/21/2016 10:04:16 AM PST · by PROCON · 130 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Feb. 20, 2016 | Lee Speigel
    The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like radio transmissions coming through their headsets, they didn't know whether or not to report it to NASA, it's been revealed. It was 1969, two months before Apollo 11's historic first manned landing on the moon, when Apollo 10 entered lunar orbit, which included traversing the far side of the moon when all spacecraft are out of radio contact with Earth for about an hour and nobody on Earth can see or hear them. As far as the public knew, everything about the mission...