Posts Tagged ‘ Nasa ’

NASA back to launching Americans

May 31, 2020
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ARRIVAL From the time of man’s beginning, I’ve mystified his soul, Providing him the challenge, What secrets I behold. In years, I am not measured, I alone transcend all time. From the ancients to the modern, Man’s future, I define. I’ve seen man’s greatest follies, His triumphs…His defeats. Saw the Wright’s at Kitty Hawk,...

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From Apollo 13 to COVID 19, American spirit lives on

April 19, 2020
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The archived weather report reads broken clouds 20,000 feet, visibility 10 statute miles, temperature 76 degrees Fahrenheit, and a southeasterly wind of 10 knots. In other words, a beautiful spring afternoon and a great day for a launch. And so it was that at 19:13 GMT (2:13 pm EST), a Saturn V rocket carrying...

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And then there were none: John Glenn, last of the Mercury 7, dies at 95

December 11, 2016
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And then there were none:  John Glenn, last of the Mercury 7, dies at 95

As a kid growing up on a Kansas farm miles from nowhere I was often kept company by brilliant night skies. And during college there were many a summer nights that I’d throw the sleeping bag in the trunk and make that drive to the old McCoy place just in time to watch that...

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While China soars to the Moon, Obama keeps America grounded on Earth

December 14, 2013
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While China soars to the Moon, Obama keeps America grounded on Earth

The wind howls round my library window, its bitter cold throwing itself against the glass constantly searching for a way to enter the confines of warmth and peace. The sky is overcast, the ridge line of trees to the north barely visible as the frozen rain paints itself onto the landscape one pellet at...

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50 years on, media “grounds” coverage of Glenn’s historic flight

February 20, 2012
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50 years on, media “grounds” coverage of Glenn’s historic flight

Fifty years ago today an anxious nation watched as a small metal cocoon sat atop thousands of pounds of pure explosives and awaited its destiny.  Inside that cocoon was a 40 year old Marine who knew that one errant spark could turn him and his machine into a pile of ashes in mere seconds...

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Atlantis, NASA, and Obama’s ‘long, downhill slide to mediocrity’

July 9, 2011
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Atlantis, NASA, and Obama’s ‘long, downhill slide to mediocrity’

When OV-104 Atlantis returns from it’s last mission in the coming days it will mark more than just the end of the shuttle program. It will mark more than just the end of an era. It will mark the beginning of the disamntling of an infrastructure that took more than half a century to...

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