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  • Obama’s Asteroid: The decline of NASA and the senseless priorities of our government (P.J. O’Rourke)

    06/01/2013 11:02:47 AM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 10, 2013 | P.J. O'Rourke
    Recently I spent some time surrounded by people who are smarter than I am, who are braver and more committed to human progress, who know more about science and technology, more about business and industry, and more about budgets and expenditures. This is an experience Congress and the White House should have. Except Congress and the White House have this experience every day. And me too, but at least I know when itÂ’s happening.It was happening with unusual intensity last month in Colorado Springs at the 29th National Space Symposium. This is the biggest and most important annual worldwide gathering...
  • Jeff Bezos Resurrects Lost Apollo 11 Engines From Ocean Floor

    04/12/2013 6:30:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Mashable ^ | March 20, 2013 | Amanda Wills
    The exploration team used Remotely Operated Vehicles to find the engines, which sat on the ocean floor, more than 14,000 feet below sea level. Bezos described the experience as "otherworldly," noting the engines' burial site was eerily similar to space: a feeling of microgravity and a seemingly endless black horizon. After decades of exposure to the ocean's harsh conditions, the engines are corroded, and many are missing the original serial numbers. This will make the identification process more difficult. Bezos will work with NASA to restore two of the F-1 engines' hardware and prevent further corrosion. They will eventually go...
  • NASA tests vintage Apollo 11 rocket engine for ideas for new US missions

    01/24/2013 5:34:29 PM PST · by Islander7 · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | AP
    A vintage rocket engine built to blast the first U.S. lunar mission into Earth's orbit more than 40 years ago is again rumbling across the Southern landscape. The engine, known to NASA engineers as No. F-6049, was supposed to help propel Apollo 11 into orbit in 1969, when NASA sent Neil Armstrong and two other astronauts to the moon for the first time.
  • STENNIS TEST STAND TO SEND ASTRONAUTS BACK TO THE MOON

    05/29/2009 7:15:50 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 42 replies · 1,028+ views
    SUN HERALD ^ | May 29, 2009 | J.R. WELSH
    STENNIS SPACE CENTER — A massive steel structure jutting into the sky not far from Interstate 10 is sending the world a message: NASA is taking the next step in hurtling humans back to the moon. Structural work was recently finished on the giant A-3 test stand. Now, things are moving further along in the construction phase. In April, Steel Erector Inc., of Lafayette, La., put the final steel beam on top of the towering test stand and bolted the beam in place, bearing the signatures of project team members. “We’re now 235 feet closer to going back to...
  • Science could soar with world's most powerful rocket

    11/24/2008 4:45:09 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies · 1,981+ views
    New Scientist ^ | Tuesday, November 25, 2008 | David Shiga
    A high-level panel of experts has praised the idea of sending NASA astronauts to visit a nearby asteroid and recommends ambitious robotic missions that will be made possible by next-generation rockets. But the panel also warns that these missions could carry big price tags... When the Ares V rocket makes its first planned flight in 2020, it will be able to lift larger and heavier payloads than any existing vehicle. It will be able to launch objects stretching more than 8 metres across and haul dozens of tonnes of cargo into space on a single flight. For example, it can...
  • Boeing's 747 Large Cargo Freighter Development on Plan

    02/25/2005 8:23:17 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 90 replies · 2,905+ views
    Boeing.com ^ | Feb. 22, 2005 | Staff
    SEATTLE, Feb. 22, 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today said development of the 747 Large Cargo Freighter is proceeding according to plan and the modified freighters will be ready to support final assembly of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2007. "We have a top-notch team of engineers working to design what will be one of the most unique airplanes flying," said 787 Vice President of Manufacturing and Quality Scott Strode. "This kind of modification is an engineer's dream. It's an extremely challenging project, and it's essential to the success of the Dreamliner." Boeing announced last week the critical "swing...
  • Saturn 5 Blueprints Safely in Storage

    01/08/2004 2:20:33 PM PST · by Dead Dog · 237 replies · 748+ views
    space.com ^ | 13 March 2000 | By Michael Paine
    Saturn 5 Blueprints Safely in Storage A NASA official has denied a claim made by a book author that blueprints for the mighty Saturn 5 rocket used to push Apollo astronauts to the moon were lost. The denial came in response to a recent story in SPACE.com that reported on a claim John Lewis made in his 1996 book, Mining the Sky, that he went looking for the Saturn 5 blueprints a few years ago and concluded, incredibly, they had been "lost." Paul Shawcross, from NASA's Office of Inspector General, came to the agency's defense in comments published on CCNet...
  • Obama Administration Lifts US Ban on Muslim Brotherhood Leader

    01/28/2011 5:59:11 PM PST · by txgirl4Bush · 144 replies · 1+ views
    IsraelNationalNews ^ | January 28 2011 | Avi Yellin
    The Barack Obama administration has decided to lift a ban preventing Muslim Scholar Professor Tariq Ramadan from entering the United States. Ramadan, an Egyptian currently living in Switzerland, is a leading member of Europe’s Muslim Brotherhood branch and the grandson of the movement’s founder Hassan al-Banna. The Muslim Brotherhood is the parent organization for Hamas and some of the groups that recently merged into al-Qaeda, including Ayman al Zawahiri’s Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Ramadan was invited to teach at the University of Notre Dame in 2004 but the George W. Bush administration revoked his visa, citing a statute that applies to...
  • Jimmy Carter: Abuse of Women? Blame the Catholics and Southern Baptists

    12/12/2009 1:43:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 110 replies · 2,872+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/11/09 | John-Henry Westen
    MELBOURNE, December 11, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an address to a gathering sponsored by the World Parliament of Religions (PWR) last Friday, former US President Jimmy Carter has once again blamed traditional religion, particularly Southern Baptists and Roman Catholics, for "creating an environment where violations against women are justified."It is a theme that Carter has successfully used to garner media attention for several years.  Although in a July column in The Observer Carter admits to "not having training in religion or theology," in his address to the PWR Carter appeals to his authority as someone who has "taught Bible lessons...