(If the thought of The Pink Flamingo praising something Obama has done causes you great pain, please ignore this post.) Something very strange isRead More
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirthRead More
“…In the skies today we saw destruction and tragedy. Yet farther than we can see, there is comfort and hope. In the words of the prophet Isaiah, “Lift your eyes and look to the heavens. Who created all these? He who brings out the starry hosts one by one and calls them each by name. Because of His great power, and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.”
The same Creator who names the stars also knows the names of the seven souls we mourn today. The crew of the shuttle Columbia did not return safely to Earth; yet we can pray that all are safely home….”
February 1, 2003 Rick D. Husband William C. McCool Michael P. Anderson Ilan Ramon Kalpana Chawla David M. Brown Laurel Clark High Flight Oh!Read More
“…“…Also, one needs to note that if Senator Obama becomes President Obama, he has promised to essentially cancel Constellation and not provide funding toRead More
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 future does not belong to the cowardly, it belongs to the brave.” Ronald ReaganRead More
January 28, 1986 Michael J. Smith Dick Scobee Ronald McNair Ellison Onizuka Christa McAuliffe Gregory Jarvis Judith ResnickRead 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
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 following is an excerpt (I hope) from a book I am writing.
A decade ago one, on January 14, 2000, I experienced one of the worst moments of my life. Not only did the person I planned to marry do everything he could to hurt me, in the process he destroyed my sense of well-being and who I am.
January is a rough month. It seems to me that bad things just plain old happen in January. Wyatt Earp died in January – 1929. The space shuttle Challenger exploded in January – 1986. The Apollo 1 fire killed 3 astronauts – 1967. The space shuttle Columbia broke up in re-entry (okay it was February 1) – 2003. The worst baseball trades happen in January. It is cold. You have all those bills to pay. And life is generally miserable.
January, 2000 brought one of the worst experiences of my life. It also brought one of the most remarkable and spiritually awakening moments of my life. I learned the power of praise when the big things in life are bad.Read More
Buzz Aldrin has a tragic commentary about the Democrats destruction of our space program and the hope for our future. “…Our space partners andRead More
Is it a plane, a rocket, a shuttle, or a little of all three? (or a red herring) It sure is cute! “…The X-37Read More
This is a volcanic plume captured by Cassini’s November 21 flyby of Enceladus.Read More
We’d better enjoy what we have while we have it.Read More
H/T – The Hubble TelescopeRead More
The Pink Flamingo was wondering how long it would take for the MSM to get all creeped out because the new ABC series “V”Read More
I’ve been waiting for these shots since Voyager II’s Saturn Fly-by.Read More
The ultimate photography experience would be the opportunity to take the photograph of an erupting volcano from space!
“…Astronaut photograph ISS020-E-9048 was acquired on June 12, 2009, with a Nikon D2XS digital camera fitted with a 400 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by the Expedition 20 crew. The image in this article has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast. Lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Caption by M. Justin Wilkinson, NASA-JSC….”
Newt is looking extremely presidential! (That’s my mother talking. Of course it could be the Vicodin and a few other pain killers. She fell and broke her left elbow this morning). Of course I agree with her!
I just have the re-occuring fantasy of Newt as POTUS, a GOP House and Senate, appointing Mark Levin to the SCOTUS.
We have a little problem.
With apologies to Thomas Paine, these are times that try a rational individual’s patience!
Conservatives are out of their minds.
He is no longer pure.Read More
Once again the Dems are in the process of screwing NASA. They have a bad habit of doing this. Right now we’re being told it costs way too much money, etc. but they are willing to throw cash for klunkers to the wind, etc. We’re dealing with a bunch of liberals who don’t give a rip about our actual future, only their own power.
Douglas MacKinnon penned an Op Ed for the Washington Examiner:
“…Enjoy the last few flights of our Space Shuttle fleet. After it’s mothballed late next year, our nation, to the collective shame of our politicians, will have no U.S. capability to get our astronauts into space for quite possibly a decade or more to come. Why? Because President Obama and most Members of Congress don’t consider our human spaceflight program to be a tangible vote-getter. As simple and as destructive as that. During the presidential campaign in 2007, then-Senator Obama said he planned to pay for his $18 billion education plan by taking it out of the hide of NASA. In defending his desire to delay the Orion and Ares programs (the next generation crew spacecraft and rockets scheduled to succeed the space shuttle), he stressed, “We’re not going to have the engineers and scientists to continue space exploration if we don’t have kids who are able to read, write and compute.”…As we have all witnessed these last few months, in order to please various special interest groups, President Obama and Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, are anxious to spend (and waste) hundreds of billions of our money. Shockingly, from that obscene amount, they can’t find a tiny percentage to increase the knowledge, security, and commerce that would surely come our way as a direct result of continued U.S. preeminence in space. Too bad, because rather than continue in first place, the U.S. will eventually be last in space….”
The following WSJ article is by Buzz Aldrin, Ken Bowersox, Jake Garn, Robert Gibson, Hank Hartsfield, John Herrington, Byron Lichtenberg, John Lounge, Rick Searfoss,Read More
The follow petition is being circulated. Please, please take a little time and sign it. Our future is in space. “…Dear Senator or Representative,Read More
The Times on Line begin this very important announcement:
“…Dreams of establishing a manned Moon base could become reality within two decades after India’s first lunar mission found evidence of large quantities of water on its surface….”
Forget that, not if the base is to be built by the US. Now that we are living in the Age of Obama, and the Dems have absolute power, we’re going to be lucky if someone can launch a pea-shooter into low earth orbit. There will be no space, no science, only endless hand-outs and welfare to a group of people who will destroy our future.Read 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
I keep telling you the Democrats are a disaster when it comes to space. They are not funding the search for planet killer asteroids.Read More
Would you volunteer for a long-term space mission, multi-generational, one where you will not return? Yea, I would. Did you know that NASA isRead More