“”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
We’d better enjoy what we have while we have it.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 FOOL who doesn’t know history is doomed to repeat it – and we are dealing with the ship of state of fools. BarackRead More
In another Pink Flamingo I Told You So, I told you Obama would screw NASA. Well … It looks like he has. American SpaceRead More
By now the average person many people are well aware that the shuttle program is due to be phased out. The whole program isRead More
CHUCK BOLDEN IS A GREAT PICK! I’ I have said that when Barack Obama does something of which I approve, I will say so.Read More
Atlantis blew off the pad this afternoon, in an attempt to repair the Hubble. This could be a dangerous mission. I don’t think peopleRead More
I don’t think showing off for a bunch of school kids is an excuse to patronize them and a group of brave men andRead More
If the proposals outlined yesterday are put into play, we’ve basically turned NASA into an Al Gore suck up agency. The Houston Chronicle contactedRead More
Typical Democratic you know what. The recommendation is for The One (anointed) to basically gut our future and turn it into a feel-good enterpriseRead More
Commander: Rick D. Husband, a US Air Force colonel and mechanical engineer, who piloted a previous shuttle during the first docking with the InternationalRead More
Video and text of Ronald Reagan’s Challenger Remarks: Ronald Reagan’s Challenger Remarks Broadcast at 5 p.m. EST, Jan. 28, 1986. Ladies and gentlemen, I’dRead More
“…”If either White House staff or Congress starts to get into the launch vehicle design business, we’re doomed. This is what NASA does….” MikeRead More
Evidently James Earl Obama plans to turn NASA from the world’s premier space agency into a two bit green machine where questionable and psuedo-scienceRead More
Is It Courage or Insanity? The Columbia Accident report was released today. To me, the most important part of the report is the officialRead More
HIGH FLIGHT John Gillespie Magee, Jr. Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’veRead More
I think many of us are gradually realizing the great incompetence that is The One (elect). His Transition Team dealing with NASA has greatlyRead More
I don’t have a lot of faith in anything Democrats do when it comes to space exploration. This may be due to those dark and dreadful days of the Carter Administration when NASA was cut back to basically nothing. Carter took a promising idea with a reusable vehicle and turned it into today’s shuttle program. I don’t trust Democrats and the Space Program. It’s that simple. They would rather slash science and technology in favor of hand-outs to buy more votes than actually invest in our future.Read More
PROTECTING SCIENCE I don’t mind admitting when John McCain said that he was planning a spending freeze – across the board – I gulpedRead More
WE HAVE A PROBLEM While so many other things have been going on here in the country, the problems of NASA have been sweptRead More
(or) A DEATH WATCH FOR NASA Just like everything else he does, Barack Obama is sending mixed signals when it comes to his plansRead More
FOR OR AGAINST? UPDATED: The blog, Space Politics has breaking news about the possibility of a coming Dem platform fight over NASA. “…Is thereRead More