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  • Paul Ryan Talks Space Exploration, Accuses Obama of ‘Dismantling’ the Program [Ryan "Unleashed"]

    09/22/2012 9:57:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 21, 2012
    Sep 22, 2012 Paul Ryan Talks Space Exploration, Accuses Obama of ‘Dismantling’ the Program ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s a topic Paul Ryan hasn’t discussed before on the campaign trail, but at an event today Paul Ryan unleashed on President Obama on the issue of space exploration, saying he has “presided over a dismantling of the space program over the last four years.” “We are near the space coast, I think it’s important that we have a space program that has a clear space mission, a space program that we know where we are heading in the future, and a space...
  • NASA's Bolden: criticism of agency’s direction ‘undermines nation’s goals at a very critical time’

    09/20/2012 2:43:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 19, 2012
    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden dismissed rumors that the future of U.S. space exploration is in jeopardy and rejected speculation that his agency has no plans for future human spaceflight. “Those who perpetuate that myth only hurt the space program,” Bolden told businessmen, academics and journalists Tuesday afternoon at the National Press Club. “Such talk undermines our nation’s goals at a very critical time,” he said. “The truth is we have an ambitious series of deep space destinations we plan to explore and we are hard at work exploring the hardware and the technologies to get us there.” ....“If you look...
  • Mars Curiosity Descent-Ultra HD 30 FPS Smooth-Motion Resolution So High Unable to Record Images

    09/15/2012 4:22:08 AM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 20, 2012 | NASA
    While you might have seen the Curiosity Landing Video filmed in HD it was recorded at 25 FPS which was not quite as high definition as this one recorded at 30 FPS. I wanted to post some images of the video but the resolution is so high I couldn't get photobucket to record the images. That's how good the resolution/clarity of this video is. Definitely worth looking at at 30FPS
  • Rep. ROHRABACHER (1999) -- How the Clinton Administration brought the Taliban to power

    09/28/2001 7:01:18 PM PDT · by Nita Nupress · 43 replies · 2,520+ views
    Senate testimony | April 14, 1999 | Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
  • (400) Trees coming down so space shuttle can roll in LA (dozens of MLK trees saved)

    09/04/2012 11:01:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 9/4/12 | AP
    <p>LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles is trading the trees for the stars -- and not everybody's happy about it.</p> <p>Crews on Tuesday are chopping down hundreds of pine, ficus and other trees along the streets where the space shuttle Endeavor will roll next month.</p>
  • In Memoriam: Two Rare Interviews of Neil Armstrong

    09/02/2012 3:19:05 PM PDT · by MSSC6644 · 22 replies
    The Guardian Online ^ | May 23, 2012 | Alex Malley
    Here are two different interviews of Neil Armstrong. The cited interview is much longer and was done just this year. The second is from 1970. Short and very informative re: what he saw on and from the Moon. I found them fascinating and wanted to share with my FRiends. Enjoy and thank the Lord for allowing us to "know" a man like Neil Armstrong.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Apollo 11 Landing Site Panorama

    08/30/2012 9:18:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | August 30, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Have you seen a panorama from another world lately? Assembled from high-resolution scans of the original film frames, this one sweeps across the magnificent desolation of the Apollo 11 landing site on the Moon's Sea of Tranquility. Taken by Neil Armstrong looking out his window of the Eagle Lunar Module, the frame at the far left (AS11-37-5449) is the first picture taken by a person on another world. Toward the south, thruster nozzles can be seen in the foreground on the left, while at the right, the shadow of the Eagle is visible toward the west. For scale, the...

    08/28/2012 6:20:39 AM PDT · by shortstop · 72 replies ^ | 08/28/12 | Bob Lonsberry
    As long as mankind is a species of sentience and technology, as long as history is kept and read, the name of Neil A. Armstrong will be known. It will be Columbus and Magellan and Armstrong, each leapfrogging the other in the innate human impulse to explore, remembered as long as man remembers. Whether man walked out of Africa or was kicked out of Eden, he went where he’d never been, and his descendants did the same until the earth was peopled and the heavens were challenged. Some walked across the Bering Strait, others rowed through the nothingness of the...
  • Obama Honors Neil Armstrong With Picture Of Himself

    08/27/2012 4:43:09 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 27, 2012
    Neil Armstrong: The first man to walk on the moon in the heady days of American exceptionalism has passed away, preceded in death by the U.S. space program with his heirs now hitching rides on Russian spacecraft. We all mourn the passing of Neil Armstrong at age 82, the first man to walk on the moon as commander of Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969. A graduate of Purdue with a degree in aeronautical engineering, his academic career was interrupted when he was called to duty with the U.S. Navy in 1949 and flew 78 combat missions in Korea. He...
  • Solyndra In Space?

    08/27/2012 7:43:39 AM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 13 replies
    Open Market ^ | August 27th, 2012 | Rand Simberg
    Here we go again. It’s unfortunate that so many supposed conservatives are opposed to competitive markets in spaceflight, to the point that they embarrass themselves with ignorant rants against the Obama space policy, one of the very few things that the administration has gotten sort of right. This time, it’s at Big Government, by someone named George Landrith, and it would be an embarrassment to the late and justifiably revered Andrew Breitbart, who started that web site. To address all of the ill-informed nonsense unfortunately requires a good old-fashioned fisking (warning: long post to follow):
  • Sunday Music - Armstrong

    08/26/2012 7:53:22 AM PDT · by TonyfromOz · 9 replies
    PA Pundits International ^ | 26th August 2012 | TonyfromOz
    With the passing of Neil Armstrong, arguably one of the most celebrated of all the Astronauts, and with a name nearly everyone recognises, we are all of us saddened at the passing of a gentle and unassuming man, who always said that he was just doing his job. In 1971, one of the most well known Australian Country singers, Reg Lindsay, released a song dedicated to Neil Armstrong. The song, written by John Stewart from The Kingston Trio, was a huge hit here in Australia, crossing over into the mainstream Popular Music Charts and making it into the Top Ten,...
  • Neil Armstrong: A Great American, A Devout Christian

    08/26/2012 2:26:23 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 41 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 25, 2012 | JP
    Neil Armstrong went to be with the Lord yesterday. He was a great American. He was a devoted Christ follower. Of course, you wouldn’t know about Armstrong’s Christian faith from the obituaries published by such bastions of liberal journalism as the New York Times and Washington Post. They didn’t consider it worthy of comment. Nor would you know that Armstrong loved the Lord from the perfunctory tribute offered by President Obama, who mentions Christianity only when it serves his political purposes (like defending his support for homosexual marriage). But Armstrong’s life story cannot be told without mentioning his walk with...
  • Neil Armstrong

    08/26/2012 10:36:50 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 21 replies
    26 August 2012 | moonshot925
    A great American hero has died. RIP.

    08/25/2012 5:31:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Black Book ^ | 08/25/2012 | Jessica Wakeman
    Whoopsies. Someone is getting spanked over at the NBC News right now. While publishing the news that astronaut Neil Armstrong passed away today at age 82, the headline writer accidentally wrote "Neil Young" had died. Fret not, Neil Young is alive and well and probably off getting stoned somewhere. A bad error? Like Jeremy Lin's "chink in the armor" bad? Yes … but it is not difficult to see how errors like this occur in a 24/7 news cycle when every outlet is competitively rushing to be the first one to report breaking news. (Whether they're first to report right...
  • Neil Armstrong, 1st Moonwalker, Undergoes Heart Surgery

    08/08/2012 9:43:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 45 replies ^ | 8/8/12 | Tariq Malik
    American icon Neil Armstrong, the first man ever to walk on the moon, was recovering from heart surgery Wednesday (Aug. 8), with well-wishes pouring in from NASA. Armstrong, who celebrated his 82nd birthday Sunday, underwent cardiac bypass surgery on Tuesday after a health checkup, according to, which stated that the celebrated astronaut is doing well.
  • Obama Remembers Neil Armstrong with a Big Picture of… Himself

    08/26/2012 6:54:53 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 76 replies
    Soopermexican blog ^ | 8/25/12 | Soopermexican
    When I heard Neil Armstrong had passed away, it took me a while to hit me fully. I saw people send messages of remembrance and commemoration, and decided I should do my own, to show how much respect I have for a real American hero: el SOOPer@SooperMexican Neil Armstrong represented American hope, pride and excellence. And he took us to the moon. Godspeed on your trip through the heavens. 25 Aug 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite It is nearly literally the least I could do for someone that symbolized American greatness so thoroughly, and in so many aspects. You know what I didn’t...
  • SpaceX: Solyndra in Space

    08/26/2012 10:17:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    Big Government - Breitbart ^ | August 24, 2012 | George Landrith
    Despite the news and pictures from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, America's once great space program is on life support because we no longer have a serious manned space exploration program....And the Obama Administration's unimaginative and amateurish vision for space exploration -- even if successful -- will not revive the dying program. It merely follows the disturbing pattern of the Solyndra scandal, funneling tax dollars to Obama donors and fundraisers. [SNIP] ....SpaceX collects tax dollars so that it can learn how to build and develop something that other companies were doing a generation ago. It is curious that SpaceX is now...
  • From 2010: Neil Armstrong Criticizes Obama Space Plan

    08/26/2012 7:58:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    NPR ^ | May 12, 2010 | NPR Staff and Wires
    The first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, went before a Senate hearing Wednesday afternoon to question President Obama's new vision for the future of human spaceflight. Armstrong told lawmakers that he worries about the possibility that NASA would lose its edge in spaceflight, if it spent years without its own way of flying astronauts. "If the leadership we have acquired through our investment is simply allowed to fade away, other nations will surely step in where we have faltered," said the Apollo 11 commander. "I do not believe that this would be in our best interests." Armstrong...
  • A Small Step for One Man

    08/25/2012 9:34:41 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 17 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | August 25, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The death of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, takes place in the shadow of the death of the space program. Last year Armstrong had called the dismantling of the space program under Obama, leaving behind a shadow space agency: "embarrassing and unacceptable". Armstrong had proposed not only future investments, but along with other astronauts had sensibly proposed retaining the space shuttle program until they were ready, instead of scrapping the shuttle program and distributing viable shuttles to museums. Armstrong was critical of the Bolden regime at NASA that had stripped the space agency of its best people...
  • Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at age 82, NBC News has learned

    08/25/2012 12:14:39 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 282 replies
    Twitter | 08/25/12 | Kevin Davis
    Saw this on Twitter.. But is true Neil Armstrong has died..