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[Originally posted January 27, 2013.] I have no idea what the significance is, if any, of the fact that all three of NASA's tragedies, which took the lives of 17 astronauts, occurred on the ...
by GrafZeppelin127
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Jan 28, 2015 at 09:51 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Ladies and gentlemen, county number #1! Yes, this is a reset of the project, something I really want to get back into. I even started a new blog separate from here and will cross reference all my ...
by NetminderElite
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Sep 14, 2014 at 02:16 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
But first I have a question. Do you like being part of the planning? Would you prefer I make all the plans and just let you know where to go and when to show up?
by susans
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 09:08 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
A year ago I wrote this diary to commemorate the anniversaries of three spaceflight disasters, all occurring within the same week on the calendar, in which 17 brave men and women gave their lives to ...
by GrafZeppelin127
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 06:26 AM PST with 7 Recommends
I have no idea what the significance is, if any, of the fact that all three of NASA's tragedies, which took the lives of 17 astronauts, occurred on the calendar within six dates of each other. This ...
by GrafZeppelin127
Comment Count 42 comments on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 09:06 AM PST with 88 Recommends
Welcome to J Town! A gathering place to promote posts and projects, chat about the news, check on the weather (and brag about yours!) and waste spend a little time. Bring your music, your news ...
by JanF
Comment Count 176 comments on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:00 AM PDT with 41 Recommends
I think NASA made a grievous error in not flying over Rocketdyne on Endeavour's final mission to Los Angeles. The place where the main engines on every orbiter put in LEO were designed and built is ...
by crankycurmudgeon
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 02:57 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
The Space Shuttle Enterprise went on public display today at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. And, as if on cue, the complaints about New York getting a space shuttle while ...
by GrafZeppelin127
Comment Count 46 comments on Thu Jul 19, 2012 at 08:41 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Ran across this and thought the DKos community may want to see this. I remember being a senior in high school and working in the library for a morning class period and watching this on a tv. Very ...
by SQD35R
Comment Count 25 comments on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 02:33 PM PST with 12 Recommends
135 missions, and no longer counting. The space Shuttle program may have ended on July 21, 2011, but our fascination with space exploration did not—at least not this writer’s. As an early baby ...
by gloriasb
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Aug 08, 2011 at 06:34 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
I had just awakened this morning and looked at the clock on the bedside table - 5:42 am. As I lay there wondering why the sleeping pill I had taken the night before only yielded 5 hours of sleep, I ...
by atinydancer
Comment Count 60 comments on Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 08:56 AM PDT with 78 Recommends
What with the shuttle having made its last flight, there is a way you can get a sense that humaned (manned is sexist) space flight is a dead end proposition that has no long term place to go.
by Gregory Paul
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 07:16 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Interesting juxtaposition in the news... 42 years ago today, the first moon landing took place. Tomorrow, the last American Space Shuttle mission into outer space lands and will not return.
by daddybunny
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 08:37 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
I quote Daniel Boorstin, The Image , 1962, page 37. Boorstin discussed pseudo-events (contrived events) television and the Graphics Revolution (the multiplication of images and recording ...
by maracucho
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Jul 14, 2011 at 09:13 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
As the space shuttle Atlantis has lifted off for the final time I am with a heavy heart. As a child I grew up wanting to be an astronaut...like many childhood dreams it never came true. More below ...
by Mark E Andersen
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 10:14 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
I'll always remember where I was on April 12, 1981. At my grandmother's house in Clinton Township, Michigan, sitting on the floor of her living room, watching the TV as the first space shuttle ...
by Hatrax
Comment Count 50 comments on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 09:11 AM PDT with 39 Recommends
Hey, everybody. It's Friday evening, so it must be time for a Block Party . ...
by BlackSheep1
Comment Count 87 comments on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 02:00 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
On Endeavour's last flight into space ever, NASA was able to get something never before accomplished: photos taken from a departing Soyuz capsule of the International Space Station with the ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Jun 08, 2011 at 03:06 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
As an English child of the '50's, I was in awe of American culture. England was still trying to pick up the pieces of a shattered infrastructure and struggling with an post-war economy that seemed ...
by zappedpyramid
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue May 31, 2011 at 08:04 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Just a quick link to NASA video of the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. From NASA: Countdown Resumes at T-...
by DerAmi
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon May 16, 2011 at 05:02 AM PDT with 17 Recommends