Friday, January 29, 2010

Day of Remeberance

NASA has a site dedicated to the lost NASA astronauts here.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Challenger 24 years ago

A memory from Holyoke here:
The effects of the Challenger explosion were far reaching in both location and time. It seems no matter where people were, they heard about the tragedy. HJHS teacher Kevin Asbury noted he was underwater, on a submarine when it happened. They heard via radio communication, but it wasn’t until they resurfaced that he and the other men finally saw the stories and watched the explosion.

To this day, the Challenger is still influencing the nation. When asked about their memories of the explosion, most people still stop, taking a moment to reflect on all that was lost on that day. Even those who were too young to remember the actual event learned about it in school, and McAuliffe’s face is still seen in classrooms here in Holyoke.

For some, the Challenger played a larger role than others. Clark Ginapp shared that his nephew, who was in grade school at the time of the Challenger launch, was so impacted by the event that he went on to a career at Johnson Space Center. It’s hard to tell just how extensive the effect of the explosion is on people today, but it is certainly still an event that lives on in people’s memories.

Great link here from Timelines with videos.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It's ironic the day Obama Axes Return to Moon and Apollo 1 fire

I truly want the US to get back to the Moon. Maybe this time it will be done from Private Enterprise. The Obama Administration will axe Constellation/Ares Project here. It's sad that today is the 43rd anniversary of the Apollo 1 fire on the pad that ended the life of three astronauts, Grissom, White and Chaffe. For their sake we must forge on to discovery and continue our exploring of space. If NASA won't do it, private enterprise will.

Apollo 1 Pure Oxygen Fire 1967

Apollo 1

There You'll Be: Apollo 1 Tribute

Sunday, January 24, 2010

3 Dem HCR sign on to veto EPA!

I'm amazed that three senators who sold their Health Care votes signed on with Republican Murkowski to Anti EPA. here.
Sens. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., and Mary Landrieu, D-La., on Thursday signed on as co-sponsors to a new resolution offered by Murkowski that would effectively veto the Environmental Protection Agency's formal declaration last year that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases endanger the public health and welfare.

The Senators want to use a congressional act to put a stop to the EPA's Carbon regulations:
Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she wanted to ensure the EPA could not "issue backdoor climate regulations under the Clean Air Act," a tactic she called "our worst option for reducing the emissions blamed for climate change."

Murkowski and other critics of what they call the EPA's "command-and-control approach" to regulating greenhouse gases say it is a blunt tool for cutting carbon dioxide emissions that would not apply across all sectors of the U.S. economy and cannot be tailored for different regions.

Murkowski said she wanted more time before EPA regulations kicked in -- to allow for Congress to draft and pass its own broad climate change and energy legislation. But though the House passed such a measure last year, hopes are dimming on Capitol Hill for swift passage of any similar bill in the Senate this spring.

Lies about Ice Melting

Strait from Planet Gore here:
More at Cosmic Conservative here:

Data was not verified here at Mail Online.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Object wizzed by Earth today

From Mail Online here.

It made its closest pass at 12.46pm (GMT) streaking past just 76,000 miles away, which is a third the distance to the Moon. Amateur astronomers were able to track it in the United States.

The object was discovered by MIT's Linear survey on January 10 and astronomers are divided about what it is.

Here are more video and pictures of the object from Universe Today.