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  • NASA won't cancel Psyche asteroid mission, targets October 2023 launch

    10/29/2022 6:59:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    The Psyche spacecraft was supposed to launch toward its namesake, a bizarre metallic space rock in the main asteroid belt, between August and October of this year. But issues with Psyche's flight software made it impossible to hit that window... Psyche will still launch atop a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, as previously planned. 2022 liftoff would have delivered Psyche to its asteroid target in early 2026. But a 2023 launch requires a different trajectory, pushing the arrival back to August 2029... NASA's Janus smallsat mission, which is designed to study two separate binary...
  • Two facts about the Mars mission that people don't know

    04/28/2022 9:50:46 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 31 replies
    Someone who works at NASA | 28 April 2022 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The Mars program is being held up (and costing way too much) for two reasons: 1. Enviro-wackos in NASA who have enough influence to demand redundant sterile systems on the spacecraft to MAKE SURE we do not send a harmful microbe to Mars on the trip. Never mind that the atmosphere there would kill said microorganisms, negating any gratitude from anything on Mars for the effort to prevent exposing it/them. 2. Many of the parts and assemblies, by demand from the racially pure leftists involved in the project, must be ordered from women/minority/approved (not white male) companies and that is...
  • Texas mother, daughter killed as human smuggler crashes into them while evading law enforcement near border

    12/13/2021 3:34:51 PM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12, 2021 | Peter Aitken
    Police have identified the victims of a car crash Saturday involving a human smuggler as a mother and daughter from Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) confirmed the mother, 59, and daughter, 22, were locals from Mission. The alleged smuggler ran a stop sign while fleeing from police and T-boned the victims’ vehicle. He also allegedly had six illegal immigrants in his vehicle, all of whom are now in custody. One of the immigrants flew through the windshield upon impact, but survived. Officers have not yet released the pair’s identities, but did confirm they were the only deaths...
  • Gabbard: Our Leaders ‘Lost Sight’ of the Mission in Afghanistan

    10/04/2021 5:56:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2021 | Trent Baker
    Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), a United States Army Reserve officer, on Sunday weighed in on the U.S. withdrawal out of Afghanistan. According to Gabbard, the mission in Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks was effective in defeating al-Qaeda. She added that what went wrong was the nation’s leaders “lost sight” of the mission there.
  • Mission Bell stolen from Soquel and Dakota avenues in Santa Cruz

    08/28/2021 9:41:44 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    KSBW ^ | August 28, 2021 | Chris Hagel
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — According to Santa Cruz Police chief Andy Mills, the Mission Bell at Soquel and Dakota has been stolen. The bell went missing before there was to be a removal ceremony for it on Saturday by the Amah Mutsun tribe and the city on Saturday.
  • Alien Life –“Clues May Lie Buried in Kepler Mission Data”

    07/11/2021 9:04:20 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    Daily Galaxy ^ | 7/11/2021 | Maxwell Moe
    “The Kepler and K2 missions just keep on giving!” Harvard astrophysicist, David Latham told The Daily Galaxy. “Operations ended more than three years ago when the spacecraft ran out of fuel, but we continue to mine the data archives for celestial gems.” “We know the spacecraft’s retirement isn’t the end of Kepler’s discoveries,” said Jessie Dotson, Kepler’s project scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. “I’m excited about the diverse discoveries that are yet to come from our data and how future missions will build upon Kepler’s results.” “The Search for Planets is the Search for Life”...
  • Is Kamala Harris's "Root Cause" mission to Guatemala and Mexico crashing and burning? [She was greeted by protestors, waving signs saying "Kamala go home!" and "Trump won." That's for starters....]

    06/07/2021 6:57:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2021 | Monica Showalter
    For some, the aircraft malfunction of Kamala Harris's jet on her first flight abroad as Joe Biden's vice president to get at all those root causes to "solve" the border surge was kind of an omen.After all, the jet malfunction could have gone undetected, or been put there by some Democrat insider, happening just as anonymous Democrat operatives are moaning aloud to the press about their dread of Harris becoming the next Democratic presidential candidate. One wonders if Harris recalls the aircraft accident that took down former Clinton Commerce Secretary Ron Brown. It's speculation, of course, based on the miasma...
  • Carmel Mission Restoration Comes in Time for its 250th Anniversary

    04/28/2021 1:42:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KSBW ^ | Apr 27, 2021 | Ariano Jaso
    Crews continue to restore the Carmel Mission Museum after the restoration project started in November 2020. They're renovating and repairing the courtyard in front of the famous Basilica, which was restored back in 2013. Stephanie Zelei, executive director of Carmel Mission Foundation, talked to KSBW about the work that's being done. "Remedying the drainage issues that are affecting the foundation of the basilica... We'll be fixing the cracking and the resurfacing as it looked before," Zelei said. On top of that, restoring the bathrooms, stabilizing the adobe structure and doubling the space size of the museum. Zelei says these changes...
  • Woman who addressed ricin letter to White House sent similar envelopes to law enforcement in Texas: Officials

    09/21/2020 2:14:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 69 replies
    KTLA ^ | 09/21/2020
    A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to the White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border and is also suspected of sending similar poisoned envelopes to law enforcement agencies in Texas, officials said Monday. The letter had been intercepted earlier this week before it reached the White House. The woman was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and is expected to face federal charges, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. Her name was not immediately released,...
  • Told to wear a mask at Kansas City area BBQ restaurant, man in MAGA hat flashes a gun

    07/13/2020 8:09:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 88 replies ^ | 07 13 2020 | Sarah Ritter
    Arlo Kinsey was working behind the carryout counter at RJ’s Bob-Be-Que Shack in Mission last week when a middle-aged man dressed in a red Make America Great Again hat — and no mask — walked through the door. “I asked him if he could wear a mask, since it’s what Gov. Kelly told us to do,” said Kinsey, 18, who was working shifts at the barbecue joint this summer before heading off to college. He had dealt with a handful of customers who refused to wear masks inside the restaurant despite the statewide mandate — but none like this, he...
  • 4-alarm fire destroys most of Mission San Gabriel

    07/11/2020 5:28:29 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | July 11, 2020 | Brian Rokos Nathaniel Percy
    A raging fire tore through the church at Mission San Gabriel Arcángel early Saturday, July 11, destroying almost all of the 215-year-old building that is an icon in the small Los Angeles County town.
  • Roof destroyed at San Gabriel Mission after fire broke out at 249-year-old church

    07/11/2020 8:31:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    KTLA ^ | 07/11/2020
    A fire broke out at the San Gabriel Mission and completely burned the church’s roof early Saturday, officials said. Authorities have not said what may have caused the blaze at the 249-year-old church on 428 S. Mission Drive. Video recorded before daylight shows dark smoke rising from the flames. Officials did no report any injuries. The church, founded in 1771, was the fourth of 21 missions established by the priest Junipero Serra, according to the Los Angeles Times.
  • “I have made it my mission to protect that statue”: Woman defends Emancipation monument to protesters

    06/27/2020 1:44:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 27, 2020 | Allahpundit
    The statue was supposed to come down last night. It did not, but reading through this thorough Examiner write-up of the gathering and what preceded it, you get the sense that it’s a matter of time before a serious attempt is made. The organizer of the tear-it-down group is Harvard student (of course) Glenn Foster, who leads a group called Freedom Neighborhood. According to the Examiner, the group’s advance planning for bringing down the monument went as far to involve “human shields” while the act was done. (“[W]e need white people to be willing to put their bodies between the...
  • Remarks by President Trump During SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch Briefing | Merritt Island, FL

    05/27/2020 5:10:23 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies ^ | May 27, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Kennedy Space Center Merritt Island, Florida3:47 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  I just want to say this is a very exciting day for our country.  We have been at this long and hard for three and a half years.I want to thank Elon for — who’s been a friend of mine for a very long time, somebody I have great respect for.  But this is 24/7 for you.  You’re always thinking about this.  You’re thinking about other things, too; you have plenty to think about.  But this has been your baby.MR. MUSK:  This is the top...
  • Letter of Saint Andrew Kim Taegon (martyr) to Bishop Jean Joseph Ferréol, 1846

    09/20/2019 6:32:13 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 9 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | September 11, 2013 | Florentius
    Andrew Kim Taegon was the first native-born Catholic priest in Korea. He was sired in a family that had supplied numerous martyrs to the glory of Jesus Christ, including his father, Saint Ignatius Kim, and his uncle, Saint Paul Chong Hasang. As a child, Andrew's intelligence impressed a French missionary priest in Korea, and he was sent by his father to Macao to learn Latin and other Western subjects. He later studied for the priesthood and would be ordained in 1844 in Shanghai. After his ordination, he secretly returned to Korea to serve the Catholic community there—a dangerous mission considering...
  • India's Chandrayaan-2 moon mission enters lunar orbit

    08/20/2019 7:16:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | August 20, 2019 | Ivana Kottasová and Swati Gupta
    India's Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday in a small but important step on its journey towards the moon. Chandrayaan-2, which means "moon vehicle" in Sanskrit, entered the orbit around midnight Eastern Time in a complicated insertion maneuver that took 29 minutes. "Our hearts almost stopped today till it completed its job," Kailasavadivoo Sivan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), told reporters at a news conference. "But still the landing is the terrifying moment... because that is a phase that we are doing for the first time," he added. If the spacecraft lands successfully, India will become...
  • Franklin Graham: Pray for Boldness Amid Opposition in Blackpool, England

    09/11/2018 3:25:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies ^ | August 6, 2018 | Franklin Graham
    Dear Friend, Blackpool, a city in Lancashire on England’s northwest coast, desperately needs a message of hope. But some in Blackpool are determined to prevent that. For a large portion of the city’s population today, hopelessness is part of everyday life. A number of churches in Blackpool and the surrounding Lancashire area have been praying for their community for several years and extended an invitation to me to come hold evangelistic meetings in September. I’m going to share the Gospel—a message that is the only hope for the world—that God sent His Son to take our sins, that Jesus Christ...
  • Scientists Propose An Asteroid Nuke Mission To Save Earth From Potential Destruction

    03/21/2018 10:47:49 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 3/13/18 | Evan Gough
    Some might say it’s paranoid to think about an asteroid hitting Earth and wiping us out. But the history of life on Earth shows at least 5 major extinctions. And at least one of them, about 65 million years ago, was caused by an asteroid. Preparing for an asteroid strike, or rather preparing to prevent one, is rational thinking at its finest. Especially now that we can see all the Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) out there. The chances of any single asteroid striking Earth may be small, but collectively, with over 15,000 NEAs catalogued by NASA, it may be only...
  • Three Green Berets Killed, Two Wounded on Mission in Niger

    10/04/2017 7:05:13 PM PDT · by luvie · 55 replies
    Fox News Network ^ | Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Fox News
    Three U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were killed and two others were wounded Wednesday in an ambush in the west African country of Niger. U.S. Africa Command confirmed that a joint patrol of Green Berets and Nigerien soldiers was attacked in the southwestern part of Niger, near the border with Mali. Officials told Fox News that between eight and 10 troops were part of the patrol. Officials told the Associated Press that the commandos were likely attacked by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. The officials added that the two wounded U.S. soldiers were taken to Niamey, the capital, and...
  • NOTICE: You Have More Tools Than Time

    08/07/2017 5:44:40 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-7-17 | MOTUS
    Life is a wandering stream…and while a bend in the stream is not the end of the stream we never know for sure what is ahead.Sometimes we simply must stop and listen to our inner voice, hoping for a revelationbut settling instead for a moment of claritythat will guide us on the rest of our journey“The days are stacked against what we think we are.” ― Jim Harrison, The Road Homewherever that may take us. MOTI notes: Creeper is taking a sabbatical from the crazy world of politics so she won’t be around much until she regains her perspective.  And...