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  • SpaceX releases first interior photos of its astronaut-carrying spacecraft

    09/11/2015 10:24:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies ^ | September 10, 2015 06:04 pm | By Loren Grush
    SpaceX's new Crew Dragon capsule may be reserved for astronauts traveling to and from the International Space Station — but now you can take a virtual tour of the vehicle's insides. The company just released interior photos of the spacecraft, as well as a video showing closeups of its control panels and crew seats. The images offer our first glimpse at what the finished Crew Dragon will look like. The photos show an interior that is sleek and smooth, with mostly black and white hardware. It gives off the vibe of a luxury sports car (which makes sense, given CEO...
  • Hal Lindsey Report - 3/7/14

    03/14/2014 4:18:10 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 2 replies
    The Hal Lindsey Report ^ | 3/7/14 | Hal Lindsey
    Hal Lindsey does a real good job of framing Russia's incursion into Ukraine and talks about Putin and his ambitions. Also, the weak U.S. response by Obama (Community Organizing didn't prepare Obama to deal with the likes of Putin).
  • The Tejas fighter's role in war

    12/29/2013 11:42:22 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Business Standard ^ | December 28, 2013 | Ajai Shukla
    On December 20, the Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) obtained Initial Operational Clearance (IOC), entering the Indian Air Force (IAF) fleet where regular air force pilots will fly it. After 28 years of development, the Tejas is on course to obtain its Final Operational Clearance (FOC) by end-2014, clearing it for full combat. Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is building forty Tejas fighters for two IAF squadrons. Questions are rightly raised about what combat role the Tejas could play, given that its specifications were framed decades ago. Sceptics argue that a fighter so light, with such a short operating range, would...
  • The Hal Lindsey Report 10/11/13

    10/16/2013 6:19:48 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 18 replies
    The Hal Lindsey Report ^ | October 11, 2013 | Hal Lindsey
    Hal Lindsey does a real good job of summarizing the Obama Administration scandals and spends a good deal of time on the IRS scandal. Apparently, his organization has been under audit for over 2 years and they are OK so far. Make sure you listen until the end as he has some interesting comments on the definition of what constitutes a church and its minister in the IRS eyes.
  • The PC Peril (Political Correctness and the Church)

    08/07/2013 8:10:05 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 3 replies
    Hal Lindsey Report (Video) ^ | August 2, 2013 | Hal Lindsey
    No matter how you feel about Hal Lindsey, he did a good job in the first 15 minutes of video on the threat of political correctness vs. the Christian Church. How government can use it against the Church and how damaging political correctness can be when it is allowed in the Church.
  • Does the Flag Still Wave?

    07/23/2012 5:09:52 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 9 replies
    Hal Lindsey Report ^ | 7/20/2012 | Hal Lindsey
    Does our flag still wave?
  • India's first indigenous jet was left to die young

    06/17/2011 7:11:21 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Deccan Herald, India ^ | June 17,2011 | Chethan Kumar
    India's first indigenous jet was left to die young Chethan Kumar, Bangalore, June 17, DHNS:: This day, 50 years ago, was a red letter day for the Indian Air Force’s indigenisation programme when the country’s first fighter plane – Hindustan Fighter-24, aka, Marut – took to the air for the first time. Today, 50 years later, the IAF has no indigenously built aircraft of any worth. The enthusiam that was associated particularly with Marut died a natural death because of a combination of two factors: import pressures in general and under-powered engines for the aircraft. Retired IAF officers told Deccan Herald...
  • In Siachen, Dhruv proves a world-beater (Indian helicoter)

    03/06/2011 8:09:11 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Business Standard, India ^ | March 7, 2011, | Ajai Shukla
    In Siachen, Dhruv proves a world-beater Ajai Shukla / Bangalore March 7, 2011, 0:48 IST It was a brutal test of helicopter and pilot. As the Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) shuddered towards the icy helipad on a 21,000-foot ledge overlooking the Siachen Glacier, the pilots could see wreckage from earlier helicopter crashes dotting the base of the vertical ice walls on either side. Ahead lay the Indian Army’s infamous Sonam Post, the highest inhabited spot on earth, and an extreme example of why the military so urgently wants the Dhruv, which has been customised by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL)...
  • Turbulence ahead for Indian fighter jet: analysts

    01/20/2011 3:45:30 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Turbulence ahead for Indian fighter jet: analysts (AFP) – 7 hours ago NEW DELHI — India's homegrown fighter jet, the Tejas, has finally been cleared for operations but analysts say any celebration of India's entry into an elite club of military hardware producers is premature. Initial operational approval for the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has taken 26 years -- the result of endless developmental delays, technological hiccups and massive cost overruns. First conceived as a direct replacement for the Indian Air Force's (IAF) ageing fleet of Russian-made MiG-21s -- tagged "flying coffins" for their abysmal safety record -- the...
  • India's own fighter jet Tejas to join air force Monday

    01/09/2011 8:09:31 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) ^ | 2011-01-09 | Fakir Balaji
    India's own fighter jet Tejas to join air force Monday 2011-01-09 15:00:00 Bangalore, Jan 9 (IANS) India's long-delayed, indigenously-developed, multi-role combat aircraft Tejas will join the Indian Air Force (IAF) Monday for initial operational clearance (IOC) in this aerospace hub. Considered to be the world's smallest military aircraft with a single seat, Tejas will form a 200-strong fleet for the IAF to replace the ageing Russian made MiG-21 fleet, a senior official said here. Defence Minister A.K. Antony will hand over the service certificate of Tejas to Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik to enable IAF fighter...
  • Eurojet pips GE in LCA engine bid

    09/19/2010 8:10:26 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Business Standard ^ | September 20, 2010 | Ajai Shukla
    Eurojet pips GE in LCA engine bid Ajai Shukla New Delhi September 20, 2010, 23:35 IST Europe has an edge over the US in the tightly-fought contest to sell India a next-generation engine for the homegrown Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA). Informed sources have told Business Standard that when the bids were opened last week, European consortium Eurojet bid $666 million for 99 EJ200 engines, against US rival General Electric, which quoted $822 million. Both engines had been earlier adjudged technically suitable to power the Tejas Mark-II. Therefore, according to the ministry of defence’s procurement rules, the vendor offering the...
  • New Robot Could Aid Astronauts in Space

    02/05/2010 4:59:42 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 12 replies · 240+ views ^ | 02/06/10 | Charles Q. Choi
    The next generation of robot astronauts is on its way, and they are even faster, stronger and more dexterous than before. NASA and General Motors have unveiled Robonaut 2, a more advanced version of the original Robonaut built 10 years ago in a partnership between NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency. Its nickname, "R2," bears a striking resemblance to Star Wars' R2D2 — "a similarity we've noticed," said Ron Diftler, NASA's Robonaut project manager.
  • India's light combat aircraft to phase out Russian jets

    08/28/2009 12:30:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies · 853+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 28, 2009 | Bappa Majumdar
    India's light combat aircraft to phase out Russian jets By Bappa Majumdar NEW DELHI, Aug 28 (Reuters) - India will begin deploying its first locally made supersonic combat aircraft next year and gradually phase out its ageing fleet of Russian fighters, defence officials said on Friday. Five Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) costing about $31 million each have already been manufactured by state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and undergoing trials, while eight more will be ready by mid-2010, defence officials said. "We can say 2012 is the key for our air force when we will not only have many LCAs, but...
  • Hal Lindsey proclaims: Islam a violent religion [Right As Rain Hal Alert]

    01/11/2006 5:32:26 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 105 replies · 1,995+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Jan. 11, 2006 | Hal Lindsey
    Christian author Hal Lindsey proclaimed on national television last night that Islam is a violent religion, with many believers becoming more "radical" the more they read the Muslim holy book, the Quran. "When someone becomes devout and they begin to get really into the Quran and they begin to study what it really teaches, they become what we call a fundamentalist or a radical because the Quran itself and the Hadith teaches violence," Lindsey said on "Hannity & Colmes" on the Fox News Channel. "There are 109 verses that we sometimes call war verses ... these are the verses that...
  • Treason by any other name

    06/23/2005 4:09:11 AM PDT · by Commander Salamander · 34 replies · 1,494+ views ^ | June 23, 2005 | Hal Lindsey
    During the entire course of World War II, only 12 Americans were indicted for treason. All but five were broadcasters charged with aiding the enemy by broadcasting anti-American propaganda. One of those broadcasters was an American known as Tokyo Rose. Another, Mildred Gillars of Portland, Maine, was known as Axis Sally. At her trial, prosecutors charged that her broadcasts were propaganda aimed at convincing soldiers they were fighting for the wrong side. The treason for which she was convicted was a play called "Vision of Invasion." It was designed to scare GIs into not participating in the Invasion of Normandy....
  • Man Who Claims Brain Was Locked In Computer Charged With Threatening Doctor

    04/18/2005 3:54:45 AM PDT · by billorites · 36 replies · 1,029+ views Louisville ^ | April 12, 2005 | Associated Press
    (TERRE HAUTE, Ind.) -- A man who claimed doctors "locked" his brain in a federal computer has been locked in the Vigo County Jail on a charge of threatening a physician. Kriss L. Rehmel, 38, of Coalmont, was accused of sending letters to several people, including President Bush, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, asking them to unlock his brain, which he believes has been controlled by a computer since Sept. 11, 2001, said Vigo County Sheriff Jon Marvel. The letters claimed Dr. Michael Rader of Terre Haute was to blame. The writer said that he would...
  • Aero India Day 2, USA a major hit!

    02/10/2005 6:26:28 AM PST · by Srirangan · 429+ views
    10-2-2005, Yalhanka, Bangalore, India Day 2 of Aero India 2005, Asia's Biggest Airshow, and the star of the show was, as expected, the American contingent. The crowds, civilian and non, thronged the US pavillion after witnessing dazzling air displays by the IAF on the mornings of the first two days of the air show. Top US aviation companies are attending this mega event that takes place bi-annually at India's hi-tech capital Bangalore. Day 1 had seen the Indian defence minister inaugurate Aero India and make a pitch for India's interest in American and other western products in addition to traditional...
  • (Evil) Halliburton lobby costs see big drop under Bush/Cheney administration

    03/27/2004 6:00:10 AM PST · by rface · 3 replies · 181+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/27/2004 | Maud S. Beelman
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Halliburton, the oil and construction conglomerate formerly headed by Vice President Dick Cheney, dramatically reduced what it spent on lobbying Congress and the federal government after the Bush-Cheney administration took office in January 2001.</p> <p>During the last two years of the Clinton administration, Halliburton reported spending $1.2 million lobbying the Senate, House of Representatives, and various executive branch departments, according to records reviewed by the Globe. In comparison, during the first two years of the Bush administration, Halliburton reported spending just $600,000.</p>
  • NASA News: NASA to make "big announcement" tomorrow (possibly, life on Mars!)

    03/01/2004 7:54:36 PM PST · by ambrose · 45 replies · 734+ views
    NASA NEWS [KJL] A "space source" tells me "nasa is gonna make a *big* announcement tomorrow about having found something significant on mars. probably water; if they found, say, amino acids it would be a huge deal because it would be a strong indicator of life." Posted at 04:44 PM