January 27, 1967 Virgil I. Grissom, Jr. Edward H. White, II Roger B. Chaffee High Flight Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds ofRead More
The Pink Flamingo believes this may have been the most significant moment in my life. There are certain things that set the stage forRead More
I fell in love with ‘space’ when I was just a little kid. Apollo 8 launched on December 21, 1968. The next night, myRead More
There is a new biopic about Neil Armstrong staring Ryan Gosling. Sorry, I’ve heard his name, but have never seen anything he’s been in,Read More
Buzz Aldrin’s editorial was published on July 16,2009. There is one thing about Buzz Aldrin that has never changed. He, above everyone else whoRead More
This was first published on July 20, 2017. The first food and drink consumed on the surface of a world other than Earth wasRead More
“One small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” “…Apollo 11 was the first spaceflight that landed humans on the Moon. AmericansRead More
Once upon a time, a Democrat to said these words and ignited a dream that brought the United States its greatest moment. Sad, isn’tRead More
Have you ever stopped to consider what might happen in space exploration if the Koch Machine had money riding on it? Have you everRead More
Oh, The Pink Flamingo LIKES this one! It is exciting, forward, and just plain right. It is the next logical step, and a goodRead More
One of the greatest, and most humble heroes of the Twentieth Century has gone home to be with Christ. In the course of humanRead More
The art world is famous for producing tragedies. I would not refer to the Thomas Kinkade story as a tragedy, but maybe it was.Read More
What does the photo on the right and the Obama Administration have in common? The photo is of the Dumbell Nebula. Draw your ownRead More
“Fifty years ago, Kennedy opened the New Frontier. Obama has just shut it.” Charles Krauthammer One of the reasons those of us who areRead More
“The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.” Ronald Reagan Do you have a loved one who has had theirRead More
The Russians are now shaking us down to the tune of nearly $800 million to launch our rocket-less astronauts to the space station. “…NASARead More
The Pink Flamingo believes this may have been the most significant moment in my life.Read More
“…It’s not a stupid question, when you think about it. Why did Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin restrict their moonwalk to barely 100 yards?Read More
“Under NASA’s very close direction, every manned U.S. spacecraft has been built by commercial companies. In fact, 83% of NASA’s budget goes to commercial entities. Depending on commercial companies is not new. That process has included strong NASA control, oversight and safety concerns. It is a procedure developed over many years and with great care. It has worked well. Change should be made with utmost caution and only if it brings some major advantage.
What is new is placing 100% confidence in smaller, less experienced companies if the Shuttles are retired, with no backup, for extremely complex missions. I am glad to see multi-company interest in commercial space development, but at this early stage of their experience they should be phased in only after they demonstrate a high degree of competency and reliability, particularly with regard to safety concerns.” …” John Glenn
The Pink Flamingo thinks Barack Obama is a fool. Only a fool would squander our future. Idiot is revamping the Orion capsule. By revamping the capsule he is basically not only killing our return to the moon but going to Mars. Would someone please tell The Pink Flamingo what planet this freak lives on?
What the he-double-toothpick is wrong with him?
Why the heck doesn’t the freak take the money they are using on that idiotic railroad to nowhere in Florida and put it into space exploration?
From Americas Space:
“…The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has released a statement outlining the “new”, call it “new” v 2.0, NASA plan. It replaces the one that was announced on February 1st and has seen so few supporters that you could fit them all in a phone booth.
Anyone in their right mind knew when Obama was elected, NASA was in for some rough times. It is worse – our worst nightmare.
“…“I can guarantee you that there will be debate as to whether NASA needs to have astronauts,” he said. “I can just see it coming in the United States, you know. I wish it were not going to come up, but it will come up: ‘You don’t have a space shuttle, you’re not flying a vehicle, so why do you need astronauts?’ I get asked those kinds of questions all the time.”…” Chuck Bolden.
We could be looking at the beginning of the end of America’s space efforts and human space flight – America style. Of all the vile and reprehensible things the Obama Administration has proposed, this is the worst. If anything proves the man does not give a damn about our future, this does.Read More
The well oiled and highly effective machine that is the Obama Administration (note sarcasm) has decided to outsource some of our most critical NASARead More
“”We certainly don’t need to go back to the moon,” said one administration official.“ The Pink Flamingo has an intense dislike of Democrats whenRead More
Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away (South Carolina) The Pink Flamingo was insane enough to open the world’s very firstRead More
The FOOL who doesn’t know history is doomed to repeat it – and we are dealing with the ship of state of fools. BarackRead More
Did you know the Catholic Church has given more money to further the science of astronomy than any other institution in history. Hal G.Read More
Once upon a time we lived in a nation where science, technology, and patriotism melded together into one of the halcyon moments in humanRead More
“..The American space program, the greatest, grandest, most Promethean — O.K. if I add “godlike”? — quest in the history of the world, diedRead More
Why is The Pink Flamingo so vehemently opposed to the Tea Party Movement? The answer is Walter Cronkite. During the dark days of theRead More
The New Mexico Independent is trying to slaughter the reputation of a good man, Harrison Schmitt, who has had the courage to speak outRead More