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  • NASA Astronaut May Be Among Last to Launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome

    12/01/2018 10:25:39 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | November 30, 2018 05:44pm ET | Elizabeth Howell,
    Dec. 3, NASA astronaut Anne McClain is expected to take her first spaceflight aboard Soyuz, as every U.S. astronaut has done since 2011. But starting as early as next year, U.S. astronauts will climb on board commercial crew vehicles manufactured and launched from the United States. It's been a long journey for NASA, which has been pushing a crew program to completion... ever since the space shuttle program was retired in 2011.... Since then, NASA has had no way of flying astronauts into space from the United States. Instead, all space station astronauts have had to fly from remote Baikonur,...
  • Elon Musk says first tunnel for his L.A. transit dream will open in December. Many questions remain

    10/22/2018 11:35:52 AM PDT · by jerod · 22 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | OCT 22, 2018 | By DEBORAH NETBURN
    Elon Musk announced Sunday that the first tunnel of a proposed underground transportation network across Los Angeles County would open Dec. 10. “The first tunnel is almost done,” Musk tweeted to his 23.1 million followers shortly after 5 p.m. Musk’s Boring Co. is building the tunnel beneath the city of Hawthorne, part of his grand vision for a transportation network that whisks commuters across the county. Last year, Hawthorne officials approved the Boring Co.’s request to tunnel west from Space X headquarters. At the time, they said the tunnel had extended 500 feet. The company has said its technology...
  • SpaceX’s first BFR manufacturing facility approved by the Port of LA

    03/19/2018 6:49:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    teslarati ^ | March 19, 2018 | By Eric Ralph
    SpaceX has been given initial acquire and develop a massive vacant lot into a facility capable of manufacturing the first BFR prototypes and refurbishing the company’s reusable Falcon 9 boosters.... A request summary completed on March 6 details SpaceX’s proposal, laying out a bright future of rocket manufacturing for the abandoned 18-acre lot at Berth 240, one that might soon support “composite curing, cleaning, painting, and assembly [of commercial transportation vessels]” that “would need to be transported by water due to their size.” This description meshes almost perfectly with past discussion of BFR manufacturing plans from SpaceX executives like...
  • Young Goodman Brown (Turn Down The Lights...)

    10/31/2017 3:15:55 PM PDT · by shibumi · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 25, 2014 | Nathaniel Hawthorne
    ~Young Goodman Brown~ I have yet to hear a finer reading of Hawthorne's classic story than this version recorded by Basil Rathbone. It is moody, chilling, insightful and masterfully dramatic as Rathbone imparts his unique style to each of the voiced characters. Here you will find the essence of true horror. Not the blood and guts of a slasher movie. Nor the melodrama of Vampires and Werewolves. But the real horror that lies in the corruption of sin in the human heart. Listen - and then pray for the coming of the dawn...
  • Quakes felt across northern Nevada and in California (5.5, 5.7, 5.7 & more)

    12/28/2016 2:30:07 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 34 replies
    KOLO ^ | December 28 | Audrey Owsley
    RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada is reporting a series of earthquakes felt throughout northern Nevada and in California. The first, a magnitude 5.8, hit at 12:18 a.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2016. It hit 18 miles southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada.
  • Wow! SpaceX Lands Orbital Rocket Successfully in Historic First

    12/21/2015 8:08:25 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 78 replies ^ | 21DEC2015 | Mike Wall
    The third attempt at a historic reusable-rocket milestone was the charm for SpaceX. The private spaceflight company brought the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket back to Earth for a soft touchdown tonight (Dec. 21), pulling off history's first-ever rocket landing during an orbital launch. (Blue Origin, the company led by founder Jeff Bezos, landed its New Shepard booster successfully last month, but that occurred during a suborbital test.) The Falcon 9 blasted off at 8:29 p.m. EST today (0129 GMT on Dec. 22) from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, tasked with delivering to orbit 11 spacecraft...
  • California mother gunned down in front of 12-year-old son after chuckling at stranger on the road

    04/03/2015 4:19:58 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 51 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 4/3/15 | BY JASON SILVERSTEIN
    California mother gunned down in front of 12-year-old son after chuckling at stranger on the road: cops BY JASON SILVERSTEIN She chuckled, then she got killed. A California mother innocently laughed at a stranger on the road moments before the man shot her and her 12-year-old son, killing the woman, police said. "It appears to be random or misguided," Lt. Dave Coleman told the Daily Breeze about the cold-blooded killing. Denise Chiffon Berry, 44, was driving in Hawthorne Wednesday afternoon with her son when the boy made eye contact with three men driving by in a Cadillac, police said. The...
  • Get Cuffed for Filming Police; Your Dog Gets Upset; Cop Kills Your Dog

    07/01/2013 9:19:37 PM PDT · by Altariel · 64 replies ^ | July 1, 2013 | Brian Doherty
    Get Cuffed for Filming Police; Your Dog Gets Upset; Cop Kills Your Dog Brian Doherty|Jul. 1, 2013 7:10 pm Here's the way it is, America: annoy a cop, even doing something perfectly legal, and he might cuff you. And if your dog sees it and gets upset, he might kill your dog. Latest example in this video uploaded to YouTube yesterday from Hawthorne, California of a man filming police on the street, when they then approach and cuff him. Warning: if watching a dog die would upset you, don't watch. It looks to me like the cop was approaching the...
  • 7 Marines killed during explosion at Nevada's Hawthorne Army Depot

    03/19/2013 1:47:25 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies ^ | March 19, 2013 |
    An explosion at a military ammunition storage facility in Nevada during a Marine Corps training exercise killed seven U.S. Marines and wounded several others, military officials said. The North Carolina-based Marines with the 2nd Marine Division were killed late Monday when a 60-millimeter mortar exploded during a live-fire training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot as they were preparing to fire it. One official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was not immediately clear whether the mortar exploded prematurely inside its firing tube or whether more than a single round exploded. The official was not authorized to speak about the...
  • Woo hoo!! The Tea Party Express II rolls into Nevada!! [FReepathon thread XI]

    10/27/2009 2:04:11 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 113 replies · 3,482+ views
    The Tea Party Express rolls into Nevada!! We'll be at Tonopah, Hawthorne and Fallon today, and Carson City tomorrow morning, and then it's back to California at Walnut Creek tomorrow night!! Conservative groups have joined forces to make this massive national effort possible. Besides the lead sponsor, the Our Country Deserves Better Committee, the Tea Party Express II enjoys support from, ResistNet, Free Republic, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, National Tax Limitation Committee, Americans for Prosperity, the Conservative MultiCultural Coalition, and dozens of local tea party groups across the country. The Tea Party Express II: Countdown to Judgment Day national...
  • CA: Hawthorne police probe use of taser on autistic 12-year-old

    03/02/2009 11:30:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,379+ views
    HAWTHORNE - Hawthorne police have launched a misconduct investigation of an officer who used a 50,000-volt stun gun on a violent autistic 12-year-old boy at one of the city's middle schools, it was reported today. Such use of electroshock weapons by police on young students is rare, but high-profile incidents have sparked fierce debate around the country over when, if ever, Tasers should be used on children. A Hawthorne police spokesman told The Los Angeles Times that the department launched its investigation in response to a complaint by the boy's parents days after the Sept. 23 incident. He said department...
  • Kids hop aboard new effort to save decaying train station

    03/17/2008 4:49:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies · 280+ views ^ | Sunday, March 16, 2008 | JENNIFER H. CUNNINGHAM
    The Easter Bunny came to the rescue of a battered Hawthorne train station that's more than a century old this weekend. More than 1,600 parents and children packed a seven-car NJ Transit train Saturday for a ride on the "Easter Bunny Train." The bunny, along with Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat and Snoopy the Dog, visited with children during the 90-minute ride from the Glen Rock-Boro Hall Train Station to Suffern, N.Y., and back again. The train made three trips. The tickets cost $9 for children and $13 for everyone else. The proceeds from the sold-out train rides will go...
  • Missouri gets new license plate

    03/08/2007 4:17:01 PM PST · by GulfWar1Vet · 4 replies · 499+ views
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | 3/08/07 | Gulfwar1vet
    We Missourians get a new plate coming the summer or fall of 2008. The people of Missouri had a choice to select one of three different designs. The majority of us seems to like the Bluebird (state Bird) sitting on a Hawthorne branch (State flower) Click on Tribune link for story.
  • Hawthorne Dominicans bring remains of founder's mother, sister home

    07/01/2006 4:03:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 288+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | June 29, 2006 | Claudia McDonnell
    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of "The Scarlet Letter" and other classics of American letters, left more than a literary legacy. His daughter Rose, a convert to Catholicism, founded the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne, who have provided free care to poor cancer patients for more than 100 years. Hawthorne and his wife, Sophia, had a deeply happy and loving marriage but were separated in death. Nathaniel Hawthorne was buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Mass., the town where the Hawthorne family had lived for some years. The widowed Sophia Hawthorne and the couple's three children moved to...
  • Boil Water Order for Several Towns after Plant Worker Found Dead in Tank (New Jersey)

    02/10/2005 10:45:08 AM PST · by TexKat · 140 replies · 4,965+ views
    WABC ^ | 2/10/05
    New York -WABC, Feb. 10, 2005) — A boil water advisory has gone out to 17 area towns this morning. All are serviced by the same water treatment tank where the body of a missing New Jersey woman was found last night. Eyewitness News reporter Ken Rosato is at the scene in Totowa with more. The medical examiner arrived at the Passaic Valley water treatment plant last night. It was clear, the news would be grim. They had found the body of a woman missing for several days. The discovery led officials to declare a boil water advisory for several...
  • People Don't Write That Way Anymore [Freeper-run magazine article]

    02/07/2005 12:27:33 PM PST · by Antoninus · 39 replies · 949+ views
    The Tarpeian Rock ^ | February 2005 | Claudio R. Salvucci
        Tastes and interests change in literature. Different themes, different styles, indeed whole different genres come in and out of being depending on the spirit of the age.     Nevertheless, there is something to be said for a “classical” style—not in a restricted sense as the style of Greco-Roman antiquity, nor any later genre which took inspiration from it—but rather a super-cultural literary style that rises up above its own genre and belongs as much to the ages as its own time period.     This is the old concept of the “Republic of Letters”—a community not of time and space...