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  • Russia Plans Moon Base, Mars Network by 2030

    03/30/2012 11:25:19 PM PDT · by garjog · 12 replies
    Wired UK via KurzweilAINetwork ^ | March 14, 2012 | By Mark Brown
    By 2030, Russia will send robots to the Moon to collect samples. The program will be punctuated with a manned Moon landing — 60 years after Neil Armstrong’s Apollo mission. Payback, perhaps, for losing out on the major leg of the U.S. and Soviet space race. The optimistic program also lays out plans for active exploration of other planets in the solar system, and ideas for a follow-up to the International Space Station: The ISS is only funded until 2020.
  • Russia and Europe plan a manned mission to Mars

    Europe will carry out the first manned mission to Mars together with Russia. Head of the European Space Agency Jean-Jacques Dordain stated this when he visited the International Aviation and Space Salon, MAKS-2011, now under way in Zhukovsky near Moscow. He gave no timeframe, but head of the Russian Space Agency Vladimir Popovkin welcomed his European counterpart’s idea concerning the coordination of the future project. The dream of human beings going to Mars has a long history, and at present, mankind is very close to implement such a project. Some time ago, an interest in the planet was linked to...
  • Bush's New Space Plan Excites Russia

    01/15/2004 12:50:40 PM PST · by Paradox · 18 replies · 61+ views ^ | 15 January 2004 | Vladimir Isachenkov
     MOSCOW (AP) -- U.S. President George W. Bush's new plan to send men to the moon, Mars and beyond excited Russian space officials and designers, who voiced quick hopes Thursday for winning a lucrative share in the U.S. program and boosting the sagging status of Russia's space program.NASA has already sent its proposals concerning cooperation in moon and Mars missions to the Russian Aerospace Agency, said deputy chief Nikolai Moiseyev, acording to the ITAR-Tass news agency. Moiseyev did not give details of the U.S. proposals, but said that Russia has plentiful know-how to share. Bush's plan could be a chance...
  • Russia hopes nuclear ship will fly humans to Mars

    10/29/2009 7:07:52 AM PDT · by tricky_k_1972 · 34 replies · 1,096+ views
    Forbes ^ | Oct 29 08:01 AM US/Eastern | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    MOSCOW -- Russia should build a new nuclear-powered spaceship for prospective manned missions to Mars and other planets, the nation's space chief said in remarks released Thursday.Anatoly Perminov first proposed building the ship at a government meeting Wednesday but initially didn't explain its purpose.He said in remarks posted Thursday on his agency's Web site that the nuclear spaceship should be used for human flights to Mars and other planets. He said the project is challenging technologically, but could capitalize on the Soviet and Russian experience in the field.Perminov said the preliminary design could be ready by 2012. He said it...
  • Russia's Dark Horse Plan to Get to Mars

    05/23/2009 5:05:38 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies · 828+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | 5/21/09 | Jamie Oberg
    The Fobos-Grunt mission might pave the way for humanity's first permanent space base—on Phobos, Mars' bizarre moon.Mars has been nothing but bad luck for the Russians. They have launched 20 probes to the planet since 1960, and all either failed or suffered from severe technical problems. But soon—as early as this October—Russia will attempt to reverse its fortunes with one of the most ambitious unmanned space missions ever. Instead of aiming straight for Mars, the Russians are going after Phobos, the larger of its two little satellites and one of the oddest objects around. Their probe, called Fobos-Grunt (“Phobos...
  • Russia Enters 'Space Race' To Build Moon Base

    08/31/2007 3:09:55 PM PDT · by blam · 54 replies · 1,679+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-31-2007 | Graeme Baker
    Russia enters 'space race' to build moon base By Graeme Baker Last Updated: 5:57pm BST 31/08/2007 Russia has revived another Cold War rivalry by entering a new “space race” with America to build a permanent base on the Moon. The moon from Moscow's Novodevichy Monastery Anatoly Perminov, the head of the space agency Roskosmos, said Russia would organise a manned lunar mission by 2025 and would be ready to build an “inhabited station” between 2027 and 2032. From there, cosmonauts could strike out on a long-planned mission to Mars as early as 2035. “According to our estimates we will be...
  • Russia plans flight to Mars and development of space tourism

    08/04/2005 11:19:43 AM PDT · by jb6 · 69 replies · 1,143+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 04/ 08/ 2005
    MOSCOW, August 4 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will start an experimental program for preparation for flights to Mars in 2006, said Anatoly Perminov, head of the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos. "The agency is not planning a manned flight to Mars until 2015, although we will start an experimental program at the Institute of Medical and Biological Research next year," he told the Voice of Russia state-controlled radio station. "An international six-men crew will conduct a simulated 500-day flight to Mars." Perminov said Russia would send a probe to Phobos, one of Mars' two moons, to test launch, landing and take-off...
  • Russia Plans 500-Day Mock Mars Mission

    10/11/2004 6:17:41 PM PDT · by Simmy2.5 · 12 replies · 318+ views ^ | 11 October 2004 | By Tariq Malik
    Russian space researchers will lock six men in a metal tube for more than year in an effort to mimic the stresses and challenges of a manned mission to Mars. The 500 Days experiment, under development by the Russian Institute of Medical and Biological Problems, will isolate human volunteers in a mock space station module for -- as its namesake suggests -- a complete 500 days to study how a long mission to Mars might affect its human crew. "Obviously, we're very interested in the results," NASA spokeswoman Dolores Beasley said of the long-duration study during a telephone interview. "It...
  • Russia, US can collaborate in Mars exploration: Putin

    01/26/2004 2:32:41 PM PST · by ambrose · 79 replies · 259+ views
    AP ^ | 1.27.04 | AFP
    Last Update: Tuesday, January 27, 2004. 1:03am (AEDT) Russia, US can collaborate in Mars exploration: Putin Russia and the United States can collaborate in exploring Mars, Russian President Vladimir Putin told US Secretary of State Colin Powell in talks on Monday. Congratulating the envoy on the US mission that has seen two probes land on the surface of the Red Planet in the past three weeks, Mr Putin said that Russia "has noted with interest President Bush's ambitious plans for the conquest of Mars," the Interfax news agency reported. "I believe that in this area there are things we can...
  • "Time not right" for Russia to launch Mars mission: ("We could do it. We just don't feel like it.")

    01/22/2004 6:43:00 AM PST · by presidio9 · 11 replies · 84+ views
    AFP ^ | Thu, Jan 22, 2004
    Russia possesses the technology and skills to launch a manned mission to Mars but "the time is not right" for such a venture, a senior government official said, dousing speculation that Russia might seek to match US plans to explore space. "We have all the technology and scientific skills needed (for a flight to Mars), but from the rational point of view the time is not right for such a programme," Deputy Prime Minister Boris Alyoshin told the Interfax news agency. "We too have big ambitions, but currently we are not planning concrete moves for the conquest of Mars," he...
  • After Bush speech, Russia mulls missions to Moon and Mars (...yeah right)

    01/15/2004 1:11:45 PM PST · by presidio9 · 63 replies · 585+ views
    AFP ^ | Thu, Jan 15, 2004
    In an echo of the Cold War space race, Russia said that it had the know-how to relaunch its space exploration programs, a day after Washington laid out ambitious plans to return to the Moon and press on to Mars. "We have many initiatives from researchers on organizing expeditions to the Moon and Mars," said Nikolai Moiseyev, a deputy director of the Russian Rosaviakosmos space agency. "Before the end of the year, we intend to develop a federal space program until 2015 and it is possible that such projects would be included," the ITAR-TASS news agency quoted him as saying...
  • Russia Proposes manned team to Mars

    07/05/2002 8:39:21 PM PDT · by Will_Zurmacht · 53 replies · 412+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 5, 2002 | Mara Dellaby
    Russia Proposes Sending Team to Mars Fri Jul 5, 3:58 PM ET By MARA D. BELLABY, Associated Press Writer MOSCOW (AP) - Russian space officials proposed an ambitious project on Friday to send a six-person team to Mars by the year 2015, a trip that would mark a milestone in space travel and international space cooperation. Russia's space program hopes to work closely with the American agency NASA ( news - web sites) and the European Space Agency to build two spaceships capable of transporting the crew to Mars, supporting them on the planet for up to two months and...
  • Governor Walker Believes Immigration Bill is Misunderstood; Unsure if He would Sign It

    02/25/2016 5:10:52 PM PST · by BraveMan · 12 replies
    WDJT - Milwaukee (CBS 58) ^ | Feb 25, 2016 3:53 PM CST | Christie Green
    -snip- Governor Walker said he thinks the bill is misunderstood. "Reaction to that one is simply a reaction to a couple of local governments trying to issue IDs at the individual local level, as opposed to a state wide standard. I think most states, regardless if it's Wisconsin or anywhere else preferred to have a statewide standard in terms of a state wide ID that can be used for things like voting and things of that nature," said Walker. Governor Walker said he has not seen the bill on his desk yet. And when asked if he would sign it...
  • National Poll Surprise! Cruz Tops Trump

    02/17/2016 7:10:34 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 113 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 17, 2016
    In an NBC/WSJ poll released today, Ted Cruz leads Donald Trump by two points nationally. Cruz has 28 percent to Trump’s 26 percent. Rubio is third with 17 percent, followed by Kasich at 11, Carson at 10, and Bush in last place at 4 percent. “The results from the poll -- conducted after Trump's victory in New Hampshire, as well as after Saturday's GOP debate in South Carolina -- are a significant reversal from last month, when Trump held a 13-point lead over Cruz, 33 percent to 20 percent.” Donald Trump has polled first in 31 consecutive national polls since...
  • Gabby Giffords’s Protégé Surrenders, Won’t Challenge Pro-Gun Rep Again

    04/13/2015 6:50:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 4/12/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 12, Gabby Giffords’s protégé and gun control supporter Ron Barber announced that he is not going to challenge pro-gun Representative Martha McSally (R-AZ-2) for her seat in 2016.
  • Co-pilot of MH370 tried to make a call from his mobile phone AFTER the aircraft 'vanished'...

    04/12/2014 6:06:11 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 107 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | April 12, 2014 | RICHARD SHEARS and TARA BRADY
    but he 'was abruptly cut off'The co-pilot of missing flight MH370 made a call from his mobile phone as the aircraft flew low over the west coast of Malaysia. Investigators have learned that the call was made from Fariq Abdul Hamid's mobile phone as the Boeing 777 flew low near the island of Penang, on the north of Malaysia's west coast. The New Straits Times reported today that it was understood the aircraft, with 239 people on board, was flying low enough for the nearest telecommunications tower to pick up Fariq's signal. The call ended abrupty, however it has been...
  • Malaysia flight's co-pilot tried to make cellphone call-report

    04/12/2014 8:10:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Malaysia flight's co-pilot tried to make cellphone call-report Reuters 57 minutes ago KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Investigators probing the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 suspect that the co-pilot of the jetliner tried to make a call with his cellphone after the plane was diverted from its scheduled route, Malaysia's New Straits Times reported sources as saying on Saturday. The newspaper cited unidentified investigative sources as saying the attempted call from co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid's phone was picked up by a cellphone tower as the plane was about 200 nautical miles northwest of the west coast state of Penang. That...
  • Chirlane McCray Speaks About Falling In Love With A Man After Being A Lesbian

    05/10/2013 8:45:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    News One ^ | May 10, 2013 | Hannington Dia
    Chirlane McCray’s 1979 Essence essay “I Am a Lesbian,” broke boundaries, marking the first time a Black gay woman shared her sexuality openly. RELATED: Chirlane McCray Controversy Proves It’s Time To Get Out Of People’s Bedrooms Today, McCray is married to N.Y.C. Public Advocate and Mayoral Candidate Bill de Blasio (pictured right), sharing with Essence how she transitioned into a “traditional marriage.” According to McCray, her shift to a heterosexual union was natural, happening “by putting aside the assumptions I had about the form and package my love would come in. By letting myself be as free as I felt...
  • Obama's Sneaky, Deadly, Costly Car Tax

    08/29/2012 4:12:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | August 29, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    While all eyes were on the Republican National Convention in Tampa and Hurricane Isaac on the Gulf Coast, the White House was quietly jacking up the price of automobiles and putting future drivers at risk. Yes, the same cast of fable-tellers who falsely accused GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney of murdering a steelworker's cancer-stricken wife is now directly imposing a draconian environmental regulation that will cost untold American lives. On Tuesday, the administration announced that it had finalized "historic" new fuel efficiency standards. (Everything's "historic" with these narcissists, isn't it?) President Obama took a break from his historic fundraising drives...
  • Obama's Fake Family Photo

    03/29/2011 8:55:17 PM PDT · by chatter4 · 168 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | March 29, 2011 | Chatter4
    Video. Obama's Fake Family Photo. It appears that this photo of Obama and his grandparents has been photoshopped. We know that much of Obama's history is phoney-were fake photos also made to back up his fake history?
  • Obama assures Israel he's a friend

    07/23/2008 12:18:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 155+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/23/08 | Caren Bohan
    SDEROT, Israel (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama assured Israel and its U.S. Jewish supporters on Wednesday he was a friend who would not press for peace concessions that would compromise its security. Hailing Israel as a "miracle," he vowed staunch support and held only a low-profile meeting with Palestinian leaders in the occupied West Bank. Obama, seeking to allay wariness among some U.S. Jewish voters about his policy towards Israel, flew to Sderot, a town hit by rockets fired from the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, saying he hoped to bring peace but would not dictate the terms of...
  • Obama Shows Hawkish Side On Mideast Trip (MSM Cheerleaders trying to make Obama look tough)

    07/22/2008 12:42:38 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 35 replies · 178+ views
    CBS ^ | 7/22/2008 | Brian Montopoli
    Not long after he touched down at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Saturday, Barack Obama posed for pictures with three American officials, a pair of military men in uniform, and one rather imposing statue of a bald eagle. It was an ideal photo opportunity for a candidate looking to convince skeptics of his patriotism - just 37 percent of voters identified Obama as "very patriotic" in a recent CBS News/New York Times poll - and his toughness when it comes to foreign policy. And it was typical of the images that have come out of Obama's visit to the...
  • Obama Shows Hawkish Side On Mideast Trip [Puff piece time........]

    07/22/2008 10:13:28 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies · 126+ views
    Obama Shows Hawkish Side On Mideast Trip July 22, 2008 (CBS) This story was written by political reporter Brian Montopoli.Not long after he touched down at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Saturday, Barack Obama posed for pictures with three American officials, a pair of military men in uniform, and one rather imposing statue of a bald eagle. It was an ideal photo opportunity for a candidate looking to convince skeptics of his patriotism - just 37 percent of voters identified Obama as "very patriotic" in a recent CBS News/New York Times poll - and his toughness when it...
  • Denver rids parks of homeless meals; charity says DNC is to blame

    07/15/2008 1:09:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 91+ views
    The Colorado Independent ^ | July 15, 2008 | Naomi Zeveloff
    You are welcome here. That's the message that Denver officials say they hope to convey to its homeless community as the Democratic National Convention approaches. No one will be swept or bused out of the city in an effort to "clean up" Denver during the event. But some homeless advocates say that a city program makes the homeless feel particularly unwelcome in public parks, and that the city plans to empty parks of the homeless before the convention. Called Come On In, the program, which was launched in 2006, urges charities that serve outdoor meals to the homeless to move...
  • Obama team mulling speech at Brandenburg Gate

    07/06/2008 5:19:38 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 58 replies · 99+ views
    The Local ^ | 7/6/08
    Democratic US presidential candidate Barack Obama has requested permission to give an address at the Brandenburg Gate when he visits Berlin later this month, according to German media reports. Although it's still not official, various German media are reporting that Obama's team has contacted the Berlin Senate to discuss the possibility of the presidential hopeful delivering an outdoor speech in front of the famous landmark. It would likely be his only public speech during an upcoming European tour which is set to include stops in Germany, France and the UK. If permission is granted, the address would be loaded with...
  • Even ascendant Dems wary of 'liberal' label

    11/12/2007 7:38:21 AM PST · by freespirited · 32 replies · 46+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/12/07 | David P. Kuhn
    Hillary Rodham Clinton was asked this summer if she would describe herself as a “liberal.” The Democratic front-runner shied away, saying the “word” — noticeably not using the word — has taken on a connotation that “describes big government. “I prefer the word ‘progressive,’” she said. It has a “real American meaning.” Then she expanded the term to “modern progressive,” and, finally, clarified that she was a “modern American progressive.” These are heady days for Democrats. The party is favored by almost all measures in the coming presidential contest. But while Democrats are emboldened, they remain wary of the term...
  • The Risk of President Giuliani

    09/17/2007 5:58:58 AM PDT · by gridlock · 128 replies · 321+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/17/07 | Niall Ferguson
    (snip) I remember visiting the pre-Giuliani Manhattan. It was like one long episode of "Kojak." The professions then open to young New Yorkers were dealer, hood, hooker, junkie, pimp -- or bent cop. Yet by the time I moved to the city, not long after 9/11, the analysts outnumbered the psychos. "Kojak" had been replaced by "Seinfeld." A large share of the credit for that transformation belongs to Giuliani. His presidential bid is based on the notion that what worked for the world's capital city can work for the world. America, Giuliani says, must remain "on offense" to win the...
  • Dec. 8/9: Coast to Coast with George Noory thread - entertaining tinfoil radio at its best

    12/08/2005 9:40:46 PM PST · by doug from upland · 67 replies · 1,412+ views
    COAST TO COAST AM | 12-8-05 | dfu
    Yes, ladies and gentlemen. Late night radio at its whacky best. George Noory and Coast to Coast AM. I cannot do this thread every night. I don't want to do it even if I could. Who would like to take the responsibility to start this thread each night? If you cannot hear it on your local station, you can listen online at
  • Bill Clinton Caught Again

    10/09/2005 8:25:04 AM PDT · by yoe · 50 replies · 3,616+ views
    News Max ^ | October 9, 2005 | Staff
    Either Bill Clinton is not telling the truth now about the terrorist threat posed by Iraq during his administration - or he fibbed to the American people while he was in the White House. Clinton recently told his former staffer-turned TV commentator George Stephanopoulos that the U.S. government had "no evidence that there were any weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq. But a recent report in the The Weekly Standard headlined "Clinton Revisionism" unmasks Clinton's flip-flops over the Iraq weapons of mass destruction issue. For example, during an appearance on "Larry King Live" back in July 2003, the former president...
  • DFU SONG: Mickey Mouse Club (R-o-n-n-i-e E-a-r-l-e)

    10/05/2005 11:01:42 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 11 replies · 334+ views
    DFU SONGS | 10-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - MICKEY MOUSE - children's section Who's the prosecutor who's insane as he can be R-O-N-N-I-E...E-A-R-L-E He will soon be in a rubber room...just wait and you will see R-O-N-N-I-E...E-A-R-L-E Ronnie Earle...what a squirrel He shops for juries till one will agree Like Javert, he's certain to go down in history R-O-N-N-I-E...E-A-R-L-E Who says to his camera crew, make sure the light's on me R-O-N-N-I-E...E-A-R-L-E Who'd be chasing Moby Dick if he were out to sea R-O-N-N-I-E...E-A-R-L-E Ronnie Earle...what a squirrel He shops for juries till one will agree Like Javert, he's certain to go down in history...
  • DFU Undercover at Pre Oscar Party

    02/24/2005 7:49:40 PM PST · by Dagny Taggart · 22 replies · 1,359+ views
    DFU in Deep Cover | 2 24 05 | Dagny Taggart
    Just Heard from DFU. He is risking his life in deep cover attending a pre-oscar party called "Rock the Earth". 400 screaming left-wingers from Hollywood expected to attend. These people don't know that he will be back in Hollywood Sunday night Freeping them.
  • DFU CROSSWORD CHALLENGE No. 7 - Clinton Lie-Brary

    11/17/2004 11:16:32 PM PST · by doug from upland · 15 replies · 848+ views
    11-17-04 | DFU/computer work BkyrBayb
    NO 1 - JOHN KERRYNO. 2 - DAN RATHER AND CBSNO. 3 - LIFEGUARD TED KENNEDY NO. 4 - ELECTION NO. 5 - THE MEDIA NO. 6 - MURDERING SWINE ARAFAT ==================================================================
  • Kerry Would Have Done 'Almost Everything Differently' in Iraq

    09/01/2004 12:40:13 PM PDT · by kattracks · 105 replies · 2,026+ views ^ | 9/01/04 | Melanie Hunter
    ( - Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry Wednesday criticized President Bush's approach to the war in Iraq and the post-war reconstruction efforts, saying he would have done "almost everything differently." Speaking at the National American Legion in Nashville, Tenn., Kerry said the president had "no real plan for post-war political transition." "When it comes to Iraq, it's not that I would have done one thing differently. I would have done almost everything differently," the senator said. "I would have relied on American troops in Tora Bora, the best troops in the world, when we had Osama bin Laden in our...
  • Kerry tweaks message to reach rural America

    07/03/2004 1:40:36 AM PDT · by familyop · 18 replies · 351+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 02JUL04 | Washington Post
    CLOQUET, Minn. -- Reaching out to rural voters who overwhelmingly backed George W. Bush four years ago, John Kerry kicked off a holiday weekend bus tour through three Midwestern states Friday by asking residents here to help "bring an end to the Bush administration and march forward." Kerry lashed out at Republicans who have accused him of offering unfairly grim assessments of the economy, seizing on Friday's announcement from the Labor Department that the economy had added 112,000 jobs in June, far fewer than economists had predicted. "They say this is the best we can do," Kerry said, repeating a...
  • Howard Dean on John Kerry: "It appears that his word is no good" (NY TIMES - 2/3/04)

    05/18/2004 9:13:06 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 461+ views
    originally from NY TIMES | 5-2004 | dfu
    Howard Dean: I think electability's a real issue for him. He appears to change his mind so often. '[Y]ou saw it with No Child Left Behind, you saw it with the war, you see it with special interests, which I think is terribly damaging. It appears that his word is no good.' (Adam Nagourney, For Kerry And Edwards, Sharp Exchanges Reflect A Crucial Day Of Voting,) The New York Times, 2/3/04