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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Space Shuttle and Space Station Photographed Together

    06/08/2011 3:26:26 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies · 1+ views
    NASA ^ | June 08, 2011 | (see photo credit)
    [Credit: NASA] Explanation: How was this picture taken? Usually, pictures of the shuttle, taken from space, are snapped from the space station. Commonly, pictures of the space station are snapped from the shuttle. How, then, can there be a picture of both the shuttle and the station together, taken from space? The answer is that during the Space Shuttle Endeavour's last trip to the International Space Station two weeks ago, a supply ship departed the station with astronauts that captured a series of rare views. The supply ship was the Russian Soyuz TMA-20 which landed in Kazakhstan later that day....
  • Sea Shepherd Update: Valentine’s Day in the Southern Ocean

    02/14/2010 8:34:03 PM PST · by at bay · 32 replies · 653+ views
    Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ^ | February 14, 2010 | Paul Watson
    Sea Shepherd Update: Valentine’s Day in the Southern Ocean The crews of the Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker celebrated Valentine's Day by painting the Research sign on the side of the Nisshan Maru with red paint. The paint represented the blood of the whales, exposing the bogus nature of so-called research by the Japanese whaling vessels. The word "research" is in English and not Japanese, because the Japanese fully understand that the whaling is a commercial operation. It is only the West that the Japanese whalers are trying to fool. The Japanese whalers have not killed a whale for...
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch Live Thread (7/15/09 6:03 p.m. EDT)

    07/14/2009 6:28:26 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 76 replies · 2,857+ views
    07/14/09 | Kevin Davis
    I hope the weather is good....
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Tonight- Live Thread [2:28am early Tues]

    03/10/2008 9:13:27 AM PDT · by RobFromGa · 67 replies · 1,005+ views ^ | March 10, 2008 | Dave Mosher
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's space shuttle Endeavour is on track to light the predawn Florida sky ablaze early Tuesday as it rockets toward the International Space Station (ISS) with seven astronauts on board. Led by commander Dominic Gorie, Endeavour's STS-123 crew will install the first piece of Japan's three-part Kibo laboratory, assemble a monstrous, two-armed Canadian robot and deliver a suite of on-orbit experiments during their mission. The shuttle is counting down toward a planned 2:28 a.m. EDT (0628 GMT) launch on Tuesday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Gorie and his crew plan to spend...
  • The Emanuel Brothers' Mel Bonding

    08/03/2006 2:56:50 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies · 681+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | August 3 | Jeffrey Lord
    Thank you, Mel Gibson. Who would ever think that a drunken, anti-Semitic rage from a gazillionaire movie star would go right to the core of the Democratic Party's problems? Meet the Brothers Emanuel. Brother Ari is a partner in the Hollywood talent agency Endeavor, a leading liberal light in the film community. Brother Rahm is the former Clinton White House aide turned Democratic congressman from Chicago. As luck would have it, Rahm is also the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
  • Force Protection is a Joint-Service Endeavor, Army General Says

    06/16/2006 4:41:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 169+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 16, 2006 – Ongoing efforts to provide better protective gear for soldiers also benefits other servicemembers, a senior Army officer said at a House Armed Services Committee hearing here yesterday. "The Army's Number One concern is force protection," the service's chief force-development official Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Speakes told Capitol Hill legislators. In fact, Army research teams, he said, have developed and fielded better body armor, improved helmets and enhanced vehicle protection systems. Yet, "we're a member of a joint team," Speakes said. For example, Army efforts to develop better body and wheeled vehicle armor, he said, benefits...
  • Hating America's Success

    10/12/2004 8:43:03 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies · 800+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | October 12, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "The creation of the United States of America is the central event of the past four hundred years." Thus does Walter A. McDougall of the University of Pennsylvania begin the first volume of his acclaimed new American history, Freedom Just Around the Corner (HarperCollins).Not surprisingly, this central event has evoked a wide range of opinions. Tens of millions of immigrants have voted with their feet to slough off prior allegiances and join the boisterous experiment that makes "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" its official goal.The result has been an astounding success. "We dominate every field of human endeavor...
  • Why Does Man Feel Justified With His Dictates Upon God?

    10/06/2004 9:19:14 PM PDT · by Radio Bible Guy · 2 replies · 392+ views
    Don Hicks (Radio Bible Guy). ^ | October 6, 2004 | Don Hicks
    When is it “OK” for an innocent bystander to be brutalized at the whim of a common thug? Amid the collection of worldviews we endeavor to rationalize in our pluralistic cultural, brutalizing ones neighbor and stranger alike is still repugnant to most. Who among us, whether atheist, Christian, or secular humanist will praise and commend the actions of a judge who in the name of love and understanding does not penalize the lawbreaking thief, rapist, and murderer. Why is it so difficult for the average person to apply this simple example of reality to God? If the Creator God...
  • Rethinking The Alliance

    08/27/2004 8:24:55 AM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies · 523+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 27, 2004 | Dariush Shirazi
    Many on the left, most visibly Presidential contender John Kerry, often claim that the "coalition of the willing" is weak and that participation from the international community has been minimal if anything. Opponents of President Bush use such claims in order to discredit the legitimacy of this noble endeavor for freedom. It may not be such a bad idea to look at the state of our coalition, not in an effort to attack President Bush, but rather to conduct a healthy reassessment and critique of the coalition and our allies. Several weeks ago, Michael Rubin returned from the Coalition Provisional...
  • Drudge: Saudis Will Allow Use of Bases

    12/28/2002 1:48:33 PM PST · by jern · 34 replies · 304+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | NY Times via Drudge
    Saudis Will Allow Use of Bases Saudi Arabia has told American military officials that the kingdom would make its airspace, air bases and an important operations center available to the United States in the event of war with Iraq, the NEW YORK TIMES is reporting in Sunday editions.. MORE...
  • Shuttle's robot arm struck during repair work

    11/13/2002 4:01:38 PM PST · by RightWhale · 2 replies · 202+ views ^ | 13 Nov 02 | WILLIAM HARWOOD
    Shuttle's robot arm struck during repair work BY WILLIAM HARWOOD STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS "SPACE PLACE" Posted: November 12, 2002 Engineers installing an access platform in the shuttle Endeavour's cargo bay for work to repair an oxygen leak inadvertently hit the ship's 50-foot-long robot arm today, tearing the fragile space crane's protective thermal insulation. Whether any other, possibly more serious, damage occurred is not yet known. The issue will be discussed at a management review Wednesday. Endeavour's countdown to an early Monday launch was called off Sunday night when engineers discovered one of two systems that feed oxygen...