Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Moon Landing Memories

Florida Today has launched Moon Landing Memories. A collection of photographs of the Apollo missions. Most are B&W but some color. Back then all were made of celluloid and not digitized. I was amazed at granny and dust seen on some. You don't see that anymore with digitization! Very historic in telling the story in pictures of the Apollo program and Moon landings.

Monday, June 01, 2009

NorKor ICBM range--Alaska

From Military.com here:
The missile being prepared for launch is believed to be an intercontinental ballistic missile with a range of up to 4,000 miles, the JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported, citing an unnamed South Korean official.

That would put Alaska within striking range.

Today, the North said again that it is being provoked by South Korea and the United States, saying that the number of spy planes operating in its airspace has risen dramatically.

"The U.S. imperialists and the South Korean puppets perpetrated at least 200 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK in May, or 30 cases more than those in the same month of last year," it said in a report in its official Korean Central News Agency.

The Ground Based Mid-Range missile Defense are housed in Vandenberg AFB and Fort Greely in Alaska. Should be fully deployed in 2011. Let's hope we don't have to use them, but if NorKor's do launch we'll be there to knock them down.
Missile Defense Agency page here.