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  • IA-04: Nick Ryan looking for a Republican to run against Steve King

    02/13/2016 5:24:53 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Bleeding Heartland ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | desmoinedem
    Representative Steve King is among the leading Iowa Republicans basking in reflected glory from Ted Cruz’s big win in the caucuses. His endorsement in mid-November was a catalyst for Cruz’s rise in the Iowa polls. He ran interference when Cruz came under attack for his stands on the ethanol mandate and an amendment to a 2013 immigration bill. (SNIP) Donations from around the country would pour in if he faced a real threat in this year’s primary. (SNIP) Nevertheless, a primary with Ryan backing some challenger to King could become quite a spectacle. Plenty of wealthy establishment types loathe Cruz...
  • Challenger: The Untold Story Part 1 of 10

    01/28/2016 8:38:04 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | National Geographic Channel
    A Lone Morton Thiokol Engineer tried to convince NASA and Thiokol management that their booster rocket is flawed. Both NASA and Thiokol ignore his warnings.The next day The Space Shuttle Challenger explodes over Florida and the Rogers Commission is formed to find out what exactly happened.
  • “Obviously a Major Malfunction”

    01/28/2016 9:25:23 AM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 14 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | Andrea Shea King
    I was working with NASA as a public information officer attached to the press site at Kennedy Space Center. My job that morning was to deliver pre-launch commentary at the communication console inside the Launch Control Center at the Cape. I began my shift at the microphone at about 3am, about the time the tanking operations got underway when millions of pounds of pressurized hypergolic fuels were being pumped into the behemoth at Launch Pad 39-B as the seven astronauts breakfasted before suiting up for the big event.
  • The story behind Reagan's famous Challenger speech

    01/28/2016 8:50:30 AM PST · by bigbob · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1-28-16 | Tribune Wire Report
    Images from Jan. 28, 1986, are seared into the memories of former schoolchildren, teachers, parents, and pretty much any American now older than 30 - the Challenger space shuttle, meant to carry school teacher Christa McAuliffe into orbit, reduced to a snaky tunnel of smoke in the sky near Cape Canaveral. In the years that followed, a lot would come out about a disaster watched in countless classrooms across the nation: about faulty O-rings, about dangerously cold temperatures, and about how five crewmen, an engineer and a New Hampshire teacher meant to represent NASA in its finest hour became the...
  • Family members of Challenger victims to mark 30 years since shuttle disaster

    01/28/2016 4:12:21 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2016 | Associated Press
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – As families of the lost Challenger astronauts gather with NASA to mark the space shuttle accident's 30th anniversary, there's a new voice to address the crowd. June Scobee Rodgers -- widow of Challenger commander Dick Scobee and longtime spokeswoman for the group -- is passing the torch to daughter Kathie Scobee Fulgham. [....] The event will honor the Columbia Seven as well, along with the three Apollo 1 astronauts killed during a launch pad test on Jan. 27, 1967. NASA also plans observances at Arlington National cemetery, Johnson Space Center in Houston and elsewhere.
  • Challenger 7: 30 Years Ago

    January 28th marks 30 years since the Challenger Disaster. Seems so long ago, yet it is one of those days people never forget. School was out that day, probably because of bad weather, and I remember watching on television the news showing the explosion over and over. I will never forget. We didn’t give up on spaceflight that day, but I wish more would have seen the real promise of the Final Frontier. Instead, many in government still see it as another “get-elected-for-a-few-years” opportunity. The vision of government sees only through the next election cycle, not seven generations hence. There...
  • Leading The Charge: Twice As Many Horses As Tanks In British Army

    07/17/2015 5:14:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies ^ | 2015-07-13
    Amid ongoing changes to the British Army under the banner of austerity, the bemusing statistic of four legged firepower outweighing the heavy metal variety persists. Recently, the Conservative Defence Minister Lord Astor admitted: The Army currently has 485 horses, serving in the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery, the Household Division and at the Defence Animal Centre." The last time horses were used in a combat role by the British Army was World War I, when a million were sent to the frontline and only about 62,000 survived. During World War II, General Orde Wingate and...
  • On 29th anniversary of Challenger disaster, NASA's day of remembrance

    01/28/2015 9:26:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    A wreath-laying ceremony was planned at Arlington National Cemetery, to be followed by remembrance events at several NASA locations, including the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The tributes also honor the three astronauts -- including the first American spacewalker, Ed White -- who were killed on Jan. 27, 1967, when a fire broke out in the Apollo 1 capsule during a pre-launch test, and those aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia, which in 2003 broke apart upon reentry from space and streaked across the sky over Texas engulfed in flames. The seven members...
  • Hell Hath No Fury Like the 707-Horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

    07/02/2014 4:58:02 PM PDT · by CapnJack · 36 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | July 2014 | ANDREW WENDLER
    Muscle cars are all about the numbers, and Dodge has just issued a triple-digit warning to the rest of the ponycar herd. Packing 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 Hellcat engine is the very stuff Saturday night legends are made of. But dont take our word for itwatch Dodge brand boss Tim Kuniskis set the record straight in the exclusive video below. Installed in the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, this wild engine has the loftiest power figure of any V-8 engine in Chrysler history. To put it numerically, the Hellcat brings 45 more...
  • Dan Frei, attacked on immigration, calls Lee Terry's flier a bald-faced lie

    05/10/2014 6:45:11 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | Maggie O'Brien
    The Republican contest for the 2nd District House seat took a nasty turn Thursday as Rep. Lee Terry's opponent accused the eight-term congressman of lying on a campaign mailing. Terry's mailing, sent to voters earlier this week, displays a photo of GOP challenger Dan Frei between pictures of President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, both Democrats. Dan Frei supports spending your tax dollars to provide free health care for 11 million illegal immigrants, Terry's mailing says.
  • John Boehner Boasts How He'll Cruise to Re-Election, Ram Amnesty Thru, and Won't Repeal Obamacare

    03/05/2014 3:56:55 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    For some reason Gee Oh Pee 'leader' John Boehner decided to tell the truth to his the local (Cincinatti Enquirer) newspaper back home in his OH-8 district -in contrast to the tripe he usually feeds the rest of us.   And that truth is just as bad as any contstitutionally-aware patriot may have imagined: not only is he detached and arrogant -laughing off serious primary challenges from J.D. Winteregg and saying the floor vote for Speaker "won't even be close"- but came right out and told them he won't be putting any effort into repealing Obamacare. Rather, AMNESTY for illegal aliens is his top priority-  "get it...
  • Meet Johnny Boehner's 2014 Primary Challenger- Ohio Entrepreneur ERIC GURR

    02/04/2014 9:38:38 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 45 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Lifelong OhioanEric Gurr -a 48-y.o. student of history who's campaigning as a 'Conservative Republican'- was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio. He attended the University of Cincinnati, has been registered as Republican his entire adult life, and is currentlythe CEO of Best and Brightest inc. a computer consulting firm based in West Chester, Ohio. He's married and has three children and two grandchildren, who all reside in Liberty Township. Ohio. Amusingly, Eric is a second cousin to George Washington. (9x removed)... And check him out on the issues: he's pro-life, anti-Obamacare, and against unhelpful foreign entanglements like Libya...
  • Beyonce in trouble with NASA over use of Challenger disaster audio on 'XO'

    01/01/2014 10:41:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    NME ^ | December 30, 2013 1 | staff
    Beyonce has landed herself in trouble with NASA after deciding to sample an audio clip taken from the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster on her new track XO. The song, which features on the singers eponymous new album, begins with a six-second clip taken from the accident, in which Steve Nesbitt NASAs public affairs officer at the time states, Flight controllers here are looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction. The Challenger exploded shortly after lift off on its 86 mission, killing all seven people on board. The Hollywood Reporter states that representatives from NASA...
  • Beyonc Slammed for Sampling Shuttle Tragedy on New Album

    12/30/2013 12:39:44 PM PST · by grundle · 39 replies Morning America ^ | December 30, 2013 | CLAYTON SANDELL and GINA SUNSERI
    Beyonc has been labeled "insensitive" by some current and former NASA astronauts and their families for sampling audio from the space shuttle Challenger disaster for a love song off her newly released album. Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center Jan. 28, 1986. All seven crewmembers aboard were killed. "Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction," now-retired NASA public affairs officer Steve Nesbitt said as the nation watched wreckage fall toward the ocean on live television. Twenty-seven years later, Nesbitt's voice is heard at the beginning of the video for...
  • Obama, the Virtual Challenger

    11/05/2012 5:22:15 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/5/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Making no attempt to defend his record, he talks of what he would do in a second term. In these last days of the race, Obama counts on the news of Sandy turning attention away from Romneys October momentum, to photo-ops of himself in a monogrammed bomber jacket trying to look presidential. The more Benghazi creeps into the news, the stranger the silence from the Obama administration. But the real story is that almost all of the hope of 2008 has ended in the fear and loathing of 2012. Obama has made no real attempt to defend much of what...
  • Flashback: Flag Recovered From Challenger Wreckage Still Flying(Romney in Colorado!)

    11/03/2012 6:18:43 PM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies
    Gazette ^ | January 25, 2011 | KRISTINA IODICE
    A flag that was aboard the space shuttle Challenger when it exploded 25 years ago still flies in the Pikes Peak region, most recently Tuesday night at an Eagle Scout Courts of Honor.The flag belongs to Boy Scout Troop 514 of Monument, which loans it to troops and organizations for special events. The troop has also carried it in parades. Zach Andersons Eagle Scout ceremony Tuesday featured the flag, and he said he considered it another honor. The 17-year-old earned 43 merit badges in scouting the highest number in Troop 777. His scouting career has brought him full circle,...
  • How an 1870s Marine Expedition Changed Oceanography and Drove Eight Sailors Insane

    03/21/2012 12:24:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    How an 1870s marine expedition changed oceanography and drove eight sailors insane When was the first voyage of the Challenger? No, not the Space Shuttle the original Challenger, a sea ship that sailed in 1872. The HMS Challenger traversed the world's oceans for four years, drove some of its sailors completely insane, caused about a quarter of the crew to jump ship, and forever changed the face of ocean science. Is there a way to scroll past the nature channels without seeing one that describes the richness of the ocean and the life that teems in its depth? In...
  • Roger Boisjoly dies at 73; engineer tried to halt Challenger launch

    02/07/2012 1:43:28 PM PST · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 7, 2012 | Ralph Vartabedian
    The night before the 1986 explosion, Boisjoly and four others argued that joints in the shuttle's boosters couldn't withstand a cold-weather launch.
  • Roger Boisjoly dies at 73; engineer tried to halt Challenger launch

    02/07/2012 1:41:35 PM PST · by SunTzuWu · 3 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb. 07, 2012 | By: Ralph Vartabedian
    Link only to the L.A. Times obituary. Roger Boisjoly, a major figure in trying to halt the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger dies of cancer at age 73.,0,2248999.story
  • Exclusive Interview: Obamas Democratic Challenger on the Issues

    01/18/2012 10:32:14 AM PST · by Son House · 15 replies
    Uncovered ^ | January 18, 2012 | Darcy G. Richardson
    1. First off, what made you want to run for President in this election? Well, I was sincerely hoping that a better-known Democrat would enter the fray, a candidate of some national stature. My personal preference would have been former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, whose talents are largely being wasted in academia. We need him in Washington. I also believe that Rep. Dennis Kucinich would have been an articulate spokesman for the progressive values that so many Democrats hold near and dear, or possibly economist Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Jeffrey D. Sachs...
  • Boehner to Face GOP Primary Challenger (Send the Weeper of the House crying all the way home!)

    12/31/2011 7:53:55 PM PST · by SgtHooper · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 31, 2011 | Chad Pergram
    House Speaker John Boehner will face a challenge in the GOP primary next year, Fox News has confirmed. 26-year-old David Lewis, who does not live in Boehner's Ohio district, has filed with the Butler County Board of Elections (in Boehner's home county) to challenge the speaker on March 6. Lewis is a Tea Party loyalist who lives in Clermont County on the east side of Cincinnati. Read more:
  • Space Shuttle Challenger 25 Years Later

    01/28/2011 5:48:27 PM PST · by Biggirl · 49 replies ^ | January 27, 2011 | Steve McGough
    STS-51-L took off and flew for only 73 seconds on Jan. 28, 1986. I missed the launch -- something I think I tried to watch live back then -- because I was in a classroom somewhere on the Catholic University campus in Washington, D.C. Within minutes after the explosion, the TV was on in the lounge, the usually loud dorm quite. Where were you?
  • Friday marks 25 years since Challenger disaster

    01/27/2011 6:23:29 PM PST · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Canada,com ^ | 01.27.11
    On the morning the Challenger space shuttle made its final flight, Mark Letalien was sitting in his high school theatre surrounded by wildly cheering students as the spacecraft carrying their teacher, Christa McAuliffe, tore through the Florida sky. But 73 seconds into the historic mission, the raucous celebration at Concord High School in Concord, New Hampshire, was shattered by a teacher's yell to be quiet.
  • Touching the Face of God ...

    01/27/2011 8:36:13 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 14 replies ^ | January 26, 2011 | smithsk
    High Flight  The first time I heard this poem was watching a TV station sign off during the 1970s, such as shown in the video clip below. It was much later that I learned the story behind it and how I would be personally affected by it. In the summer and through the fall of 1940, the Battle of Britain was waging and the London Blitz demoralizing this one island nation that did break as Hitler's juggernaut was steamrolling across the rest of Europe. During such desperate times, Sir Winston Churchill gave his famous speech: Their Finest Hour Before...
  • Challenger: President Reagan's Challenger Disaster Speech - 1/28/86

    01/13/2011 8:19:56 AM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 7 replies
    Video: Challenger: President Reagan's Challenger Disaster Speech - 1/28/86 Nineteen years ago, almost to the day, we lost three astronauts in a terrible accident on the ground. But, we've never lost an astronaut in flight; we've never had a tragedy like this. And perhaps we've forgotten the courage it took for the crew of the shuttle; but they, the Challenger Seven, were aware of the dangers, but overcame them and did their jobs brilliantly. We mourn seven heroes: Michael Smith, Dick Scobee, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Gregory Jarvis, and Christa McAuliffe. We mourn their loss as a nation...
  • Vanity..A Question: (if any) Republican Congressmen/Challengers are without a Democrat oppo?

    10/08/2010 11:14:16 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 5 replies
    J.J.S. | Oct, 9, 2010 2:00A | Memyself
    ???? Maybe some are RINOS and have indpendent Conservative challengers, libertarians, or C.P. people, maybe we can still give them a run for the money if they are truely RINOS..
  • Democrats Fret Over John Dingell Race

    09/15/2010 6:43:51 AM PDT · by sjneuf · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/15/10 | Jonathan Allen
    In any normal year, a longtime powerbroker like the 84-year-old Dingell wouldnt waste a second thought on a neophyte challenger in his reliably Democratic seat. Even in bad years for Democrats, Dingells won comfortablyhe's been held under 60 percent of the vote just once in his long career. In 2008, Democrat Barack Obama won his district with two-thirds of the presidential vote. Read more:
  • President Obama is unlikely to face a Democratic foe in 2012 primary

    09/05/2010 9:39:09 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 83 replies ^ | Sunday, September 5th 2010, 4:00 AM | Kenneth R. Bazinet
    WASHINGTON - The Democratic left still smarts over President Obama's failure to deliver on some of its key issues, but has made no serious move to challenge him in 2012. Even the loudest critics among them think putting up a primary candidate would just split the party and strengthen the Republican who runs against him or her. "There is beginning to be some chatter about running a candidate from the left, but nobody wants to think that way," said Peter Daou, a liberal blogger and ex-digital media adviser to Hillary Clinton's campaign. The left's grievance list is long. They believe...
  • Dodge Challenger Freedom Commercial (George Washington in a Challenger)

    06/18/2010 8:15:08 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies · 324+ views
    you tube ^ | 6-18-10 | wobbly bob
  • Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding

    05/30/2010 9:42:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 170 replies · 4,470+ views - JERUSALEM POST ^ | 05/31/2010 07:00 | By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ
    "Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding." By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ 05/31/2010 07:00 SNIPPET: "Passengers tried to wrest weapons from soldiers, Army Radio reports; Turkish leadership in emergency meeting to discuss response to attack at sea. Passengers tried to grab weapons away from soldiers boarding the Gaza protest flotilla, starting the violence, Army Radio reported Tuesday morning, responding to accusations that Israeli commandos assaulted the ships guns blazing."
  • US senator likens oil spill to Titanic as hearings open (Gasbags grill BP execs, invoke Challenger)

    05/11/2010 9:35:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 432+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/11/10 | Olivier Knox
    WASHINGTON (AFP) A leading US senator blamed "a cascade of failures" Tuesday for a disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill and likened the crisis to the sinking of the Titanic and space shuttle Challenger explosion. Democratic Senator Jeff Bingaman, leading the US Congress' first hearing into the catastrophe, also warned against "snap judgments" like ceasing all offshore drilling or shrugging off the crisis and pursuing business as usual. "If this is like other catastrophic failures of technological systems in modern history -- whether it was the sinking of the Titanic, Three Mile Island, or the loss of the Challenger...
  • McCain in tight Arizona fight against rebel challenger

    05/06/2010 8:04:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 1,222+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/6/10 | Jordi Zamora
    PHOENIX, Arizona (AFP) Republican lawmakers hoping to return to power in November must first prevail in battles in states like Arizona, where veteran Senator John McCain is locking horns over his seat with a "Tea Party" upstart. McCain, 73, headlined the Republican ticket in the 2008 White House race, losing in the historic poll to Barack Obama. And two years later, his hopes look even dimmer in the fight for his 22-year senate career against John David "JD" Hayworth, darling of the anti-government Tea Party movement. A right-wing former congressman and radio host, 52-year-old Hayworth is thriving in a...
  • Obama's Katrina

    05/03/2010 6:10:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1,445+ views ^ | May 3, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Media Bias: As the Gulf Coast faced ecological disaster, the president yukked it up with White House correspondents. His Saturday radio address didn't even mention the oil spill. President Bush, call your office. Rarely has media sycophancy been on such sharp display as in the largely indifferent response to President Obama's own indifference to the oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The coverage has been far different from that given to President Bush's handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The White House announced Saturday morning that Obama would head to the Gulf Coast on Sunday, just a...

    02/05/2010 1:05:27 PM PST · by TruthHound · 22 replies · 2,007+ views ^ | February 4, 2010
    Daily Mail: The four-minute film, shot by optometrist Jack Moss, brings an entirely new perspective to the terrible event which killed a team of seven, including science teacher Christa McAuliffe, who had been chosen by NASA to become the first civilian in space. Video at source.
  • This is the 24th anniversary of the Challenger disaster

    01/28/2010 12:50:25 PM PST · by free1977free · 69 replies · 1,638+ views ^ | January 28 | Jennifer Ellis May
    Where were you on January 28th, 1986? Were you in a classroom watching the first teacher go into space? Do you remember how you felt when you saw the Challenger explode soon after it left the earth? CNN reports that about 17% of Americans were watching when the disaster occurred. One hour later, 85% had heard the news. It is estimated that 48% of 9-13 year-olds were watching. Teacher Christa Macauliffe was supposed to be the first teacher in space, but she never made it. She died in the explosion along with the six astronauts accompanying her. Most of today's...
  • Cornilles Enters 1st District Race against unpopular Wu

    07/18/2009 3:32:37 PM PDT · by ThePanFromJapan · 17 replies · 519+ views
    Red County ^ | 7-18-2009 | Miles Rost
    Washington County and the 1st District will be witnesses to a major showdown in the fall of 2010, as incumbent Democrat Congressman David Wu is being challenged by a Tualatin businessman for the congressional seat.
  • The Space Shuttle Tragedy's Green Connection

    08/06/2003 9:44:00 AM PDT · by Maria S · 11 replies · 703+ views ^ | August 6, 2003 | Jon Berlau
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, said in July that it had found the "smoking gun" that caused the space shuttle Columbia to break apart as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on Feb. 1: a piece of foam that had peeled off the external fuel tank and struck the shuttle's wing 1 minute and 22 seconds after liftoff. But many experts looking at the tragedy that killed seven astronauts say there is a deeper cause. They say that the metaphorical smoking gun should be painted green. Because of demands that the agency help to front for...
  • Triumph And Tragedy In Space

    02/01/2008 8:39:52 AM PST · by NonZeroSum · 2 replies · 83+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 1, 2008 | Rand Simberg
    The last week of January contains a number of notable space anniversaries. This year, the most prominent one is the fiftieth anniversary of the first satellite launched by the United States, Explorer I, starting our own nation’s space age. Most of us don’t remember that time, half a century ago, but the nation had been shocked four months earlier when the Soviet Union was the first to launch an object into orbit. Most hadn’t even been aware that there was a space race, but suddenly we were losing it. This was compounded on December 6th, 1957 when, in an attempt...
  • Roadside bomb pierces Challenger tank in Iraq

    04/23/2007 6:01:08 PM PDT · by jdm · 5 replies · 766+ views
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | April 24, 2007 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    A Challenger 2 tank - the [British] army's heaviest weapon - has been penetrated by a roadside bomb in Iraq, leaving the driver with serious injuries, the Ministry of Defence confirmed yesterday. It is the first time a Challenger has been damaged by an improvised explosive device in this way. The driver of the tank, who has not been named, is understood to be recovering in a British hospital after both his legs were amputated. Another soldier in the four-man crew suffered minor injuries. The incident, which has serious implications for the safety of British soldiers, happened on April 6...
  • Challenger 2 tank hit in roadside blast

    04/23/2007 2:18:02 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 727+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 23 2007 | Martin Beckford
    A heavily armoured British tank has been badly damaged for the first time by a roadside bomb in Iraq. The Challenger 2, a 62-ton vehicle which is among the best-protected tanks in the world, was hit by the device during a routine patrol in Basra. Its driver is thought to have lost both legs during the attack and has been flown back to Britain for medical treatment, while another member of the crew suffered minor injuries. The attack on the tank was followed by the death of another British soldier today in Basra. The soldier from the 2nd Battalion The...
  • Iraq bomb penetrates British tank

    04/23/2007 6:39:23 AM PDT · by Rikstir · 2 replies · 653+ views
    A British Challenger 2 tank has been penetrated by a roadside bomb in Iraq, leaving the driver seriously injured, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. A spokesman said the tank had been on routine duties in a western district of Basra when it was hit on 6 April. It is believed to be the first incident where a Challenger tank has been breached by such an attack. The driver of the Challenger has now been sent back to the UK for further medical treatment. An MoD spokesman said the Challenger tank was "well armoured but in an operational theatre it's...
  • Remembering and learning

    01/30/2007 8:07:27 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 1 replies · 169+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 01/29/07 | Dwayne A. Day
    Sometime very early in the Columbia accident investigation, Admiral Hal Gehman, the chairman of the investigation board, reportedly held up a copy of the Challenger accident investigation report. It was one of the first things he read after being named to lead the investigation. This is not the kind of report we are going to write, he told the staff. Late in the investigation I had a conversation with an Air Force officer who was working on the crew mortality part of the investigation. The officer told me how the small group working on that issue had taken a completely...
  • Can Tasini Pull a Lamont? (Will Hillary debate her NY antiwar challenger?)

    08/14/2006 6:59:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 688+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/14/06 | Geoffrey Gray
    Can Tasini Pull a Lamont?Underdog Hillary challenger thinks so, even if nobody else does; in basement HQ, he wonders why voters dont see the parallels with Lieberman. By Geoffrey Gray Jonathan Tasini is walking the wrong way down Fifth Avenue. Its just past noon the day after antiwar insurgent Ned Lamont beat stubbornly pro-war Joe Lieberman in Connecticut, and it ought to be the biggest day of Tasinis campaign yet, since hes been sounding the same themes against Hillary Clinton. Hed put this trip to the New York Public Library on his schedule, but the media didnt seem to care...
  • Challenger Is NAIAS 2006 Peoples Choice

    02/28/2006 3:29:05 PM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 10 replies · 386+ views
    MSN,com/auto ^ | Feb 28, 2006
    A clear leader in the voting from the start, the retro-styled Dodge Challenger was the obvious favorite among MSN Autos visitors. Dodge Challenger Concept The Challenger concept features the characteristic wide-mouth grille, the rectangular tailpipes and pistol-grip shifter. Even the Challengers black racing stripes on the hood are on the new concept. But instead of being done with paint, the stripes on the concept car are exposed carbon fiber. Dodge Challenger Photo Gallery The four-passenger Challenger concept also has six manual speeds, rather than the four speeds of the original car. The single, large rear taillight is illuminated by diffuse...
  • Ronald Reagan: "Challenger" Tragedy Address (20 Years Ago Today)

    01/28/2006 7:09:06 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 33 replies · 2,270+ views ^ | January 28, 1986
    "We'll continue our quest in space. There will be more shuttle flights...more volunteers, more civilians, more teachers in space."Video LINK: Ladies and Gentlemen, I'd planned to speak to you tonight to report on the state of the Union, but the events of earlier today have led me to change those plans. Today is a day for mourning and remembering. Nancy and I are pained to the core by the tragedy of the shuttle Challenger. We know we share this pain with all of the people of our country. This is truly a national loss. Nineteen years ago, almost to...
  • Remembering the Challenger 20 years later: Beautiful tribute by the Washington Post

    01/28/2006 9:20:10 AM PST · by nwrep · 114 replies · 3,331+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 28, 2006
    "...The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them nor the last time we saw them -- this morning -- as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye, and slipped the surly bonds of Earth to touch the face of God." -- President Reagan Addresses the Nation, January 28, 1986
  • 7 Myths About The Challenger Shuttle Disaster

    01/27/2006 9:29:40 AM PST · by John W · 125 replies · 3,618+ views
    NBC via MSNBC ^ | January 27, 2006 | James Oberg
    HOUSTON - Twenty years ago, millions of television viewers were horrified to witness the live broadcast of the space shuttle Challenger exploding 73 seconds into flight, ending the lives of the seven astronauts on board. And they were equally horrified to learn in the aftermath of the disaster that the faulty design had been chosen by NASA to satisfy powerful politicians who had demanded the mission be launched, even under unsafe conditions. Meanwhile, a major factor in the disaster was that NASA had been ordered to use a weaker sealant for environmental reasons. Finally, NASA consoled itself and the nation...
  • Random Thoughts - 012706

    01/27/2006 10:06:43 AM PST · by selucreh · 172+ views
    Friday, January 27, 2006 | Self
    Random Thoughts on January 27, 2006 - Kent Fletcher It appears today there are several factors of somewhat insignificant matters which tend to rile the feathers of folk. The major one I've seen in the last few weeks results from NOLA Mayor Ray Nagin's comments on MLK Day in NOLA, and I can't quote directly without looking hard and long, but it pivots around his statements of his longing for NOLA to be the nation's 'chocolate city'. To wit, a kinda-sorta funny sent to me this morning: Did he (Nagin) ever stop to think that: 99% of the people...
  • Remembering Challenger 20 Years Later

    01/26/2006 11:53:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 2,719+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/26/06 | Mike Schneider - ap
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Twenty years ago, space shuttle Challenger blew apart into jets of fire and plumes of smoke, a terrifying sight witnessed by the families of the seven astronauts and by those who came to watch the historic launch of the first teacher in space. The disaster shattered NASA's spit-shined image and the belief that spaceflight could become as routine as airplane travel. The investigation into the accident's cause revealed a space agency more concerned with schedules and public relations than safety and sound decision-making. Seventeen years later, seven more astronauts were lost on the shuttle Columbia, leading...
  • NASA Day of Remembrance

    01/26/2006 7:55:44 AM PST · by silverleaf · 4 replies · 190+ views
    NASA ^ | unk | NASA
    The last Thursday in January was designated as NASA's "Day of Remembrance" for fallen astronauts of the APOLLO 1, Challenger and Coumbia crews. Historical information is at the link: