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Thanksgiving on an Exponential Order discussed what we all share and can be thankful for as a world community. Another aspect of global community was expanded on in In The Shadow of the Moon as Buzz Aldrin shared in his interview; upon return to Earth after being part of the first mission landing on the moon, he and Neil Armstrong returned to a heroes welcome and embarked on a 45 country tour around the globe. During that tour every country shared in the joy of the accomplishment of man landing
Scientists have long known that life can exist in some very extreme environments. But Earth continues to surprise us. At a European Science Foundation and COST (European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research) ‘Frontiers of Science’ meeting in Sicily in October, scientists described apparently productive ecosystems in two places where life was not known before, under the Antarctic ice sheet, and above concentrated salt lakes beneath the Mediterranean. In both cases, innu
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 19, the 324th day of 2008.There are 42 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Nov. 19, 1863, President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.On this date:In 1794, the United States and Britain signed Jay's Treaty, which resolved some issues left over from the Revolutionary War.In 1831, the 20th president of the United States, James Garfield, was born in Orange T
On November 19, 1794 - The U.S. and Britain signed the Jay Treaty, which resolved the issues left over from the Revolutionary War. On November 19, 1850 - The first life insurance policy for a woman was issued. Carolyn Ingraham, 36 years old, bought the policy in Madison, NJ. On November 19, 1863 - U.S. President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania. On November 19, 1919 - The U.S. Senate rejec
On This Day . . . Think itâs just another Wednesday? Consider this . . . On this date in: 1831 James A. Garfield, the 20th president of the United States, was born. (It just so happens that Pepper Martin mystery #6 might feature this president who was assassinated just three months after taking office and is buried in Cleveland.) 1863 President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. He was in Gettysburg, PA to dedicate the national cemetery there. If youâve never visited the
WIKIPÉDIAEventos históricos 461 — É eleito o Papa Hilário.1499 — Vicente Yáñez Pinzón, navegador espanhol, partiu da Espanha, tendo alcançado a costa brasileira em janeiro do ano seguinte, antecedendo a Pedro Álvares Cabral, o seu descobridor oficial.1807 — Humphry Davy escreve à Sociedade Real Britânica sobre as propriedades do elemento que acaba de descobrir: o Potássio1807 - Junot cruza a fronteira portuguesa dando início à 1ª invasão francesa.1819 — Inauguração do Museu do Prado em Madrid, E
Who Has Walked on the Moon? Well its both an amazing fact and a sad one — only 12 humans have ever walked on the moon, or any other body than the Earth before. And all 12 have been American Men. All have been white/Caucasian. The lucky ones have been: 1 Neil Armstrong 2 Buzz Aldrin 3 Pete Conrad 4 Alan Bean 5 Alan Shepard 6 Edgar Mitchell 7 David Scott 8 James Irwin 9 John W. Young 10 Charles Duke 11 Eugene Cernan 12 Harrison Schmitt [care of WIKIPEDIA] 19. November 2008Technol
November 4, 2008 at 12:39 am (Uncategorized) Dear Friends of Justice: Justice has been our business since December 1999. But only you can keep Friends of Justice in business. Friends of Justice has reached a critical moment. Our Director, Alan Bean, has made this ministry of justice his full time and exclusive professional pursuit since January of 2000. The first two years the struggle was funded by the Bean and Kiker families. Our full time director received no salary u
October 31, 2008 at 9:17 pm (Uncategorized) Thanks to Bob Allen, thousands of Baptists have been introduced to Troy Davis. Allen’s story for the Associated Baptist Press is based on my recent “I am Troy Davis” post, materials from the Friends of Justice website, and a good deal of fresh research. It is great to see the tragic plight of Mr. Davis and the work of Friends of Justice presented to a Baptist audience. Baptist criminal-justice activist applauds Ga. stay of execut
In new TV cop show Life on Mars, the main character (played by Jason O'Mara) is a modern-day officer who inexplicably time travels back to 1973 where he finds himself working in the NYPD homicide unit. In the most recent episode, while investigating the killing of a veteran back from Vietnam who turned out to be gay, the time traveling cop declared to his boss, played by Harvey Keitel, "See, I told you it was a hate crime."Obviously unfamiliar with the term that wouldn't be coined until years la
Uzayın boşluğuna açılabilen insanın, uzaydan dünyayı inceledikten sonra ilk hedefi en yakın gezegen olan ay oldu. İnsanlar daha sonra çeşitli uzay uçuş programları ile ayı yakından incelemişlerdir. İnsansız uzay gemileri ile aya seyahat için pekçok ön hazırlıklar, denemeler ve araştırmalar yapıldı. İlk olarak 2 Ocak 1959 tarihinde Sovyetler Luna-1 isimli uzay aracını ay yörüngesine oturtmak ve bilgi toplamak için fırlattılar. Fakat Luna-1, rotayı şaşırarak ayın 6000 km uzağından geçti. Böylec
Shri G Madhavan Nair, Padma Bhushan, Chairman, ISRO Dear Sir, Warm congratulations on the successful launch of the PSLV rocket this morning carrying the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft atop it. As an Indian citizen, I trust all the plans announced by yourself and your colleagues over the last few years shall succeed in this complex endeavour. In an article “India’s Moon Mission” published in the Editorial Page of The Statesman on August 13 2006, I had expressed the hope of seeing from ISRO a th
I am shocked–shocked–that a guy who wrote a book called In Defense of Government would misdiagnose the financial meltdown as a deregulation problem, then blame libertarians for all of society’s woes. It’s odd. We libertarians can’t get either party to take our ideas seriously. But there are plenty of people on both sides of the ideological spectrum ready to blame us for the consequences of bad ideas we never endorsed. TSA agent found with $200,000 of loot he stole from your suitcase, and was s
With the son of a Skylab astronaut currently orbiting the planet, the public is being re-exposed to the history of the United States' first space station thirty five years later. Soon two books about the outpost will make their long-awaited debut while offering the first firsthand published accounts about the men who lived and worked onboard. "Around the World in 84 Days" by David Shayler is the authorized biography of Skylab 4 commander Jerry Carr. "Homesteading Space" by David Hitt, Owen Garri
Lunar Art Gallery, by Alan Bean. The only artist to have walked on the moon. So far.
Bean, Alan and Andrew Chaikin. Apollo. Shelton, CT: The Greenwich Workshop, 1998. ISBN 978-0-86713-050-8. On November 19th, 1969, Alan Bean became the fourth man to walk on the Moon, joining Apollo 12 commander Pete Conrad on the surface of Oceanus Procellarum. He was the first person to land on the Moon on his very first space flight. He later commanded the Skylab 3 mission in 1973, spending more than 59 days in orbit. Astronauts have had a wide variety of second careers after retiring from
Art that's absolutely out of this worldby Thor on Oct. 13th, 2008 Spacey artists: Alan Bean was the subject of an artistic photo taken on the moon in 1969. The former NASA astronaut now creates space art. Courtesy NASA/Charles ConradHere's an interesting story about former NASA astronaut Alan Bean and his new calling as a space artist. If you really want to check out his artwork, go to his website here to see some very cool space art. In some of his works, Bean incorporates actual tools and art
October 9, 2008 at 7:36 pm (Uncategorized) The J. McDonald Williams Institute is making Dallas a safer, more cohesive place to live. On October 16th, the Institute is hosting its Annual Conference, an opportunity for scholars, public officials and activists to learn from one another. Alan Bean of Friends of Justice will be speaking on a panel called “Community Organizing for Change and Wholeness” (the full conference agenda can be found here). If you live within driving
October 9, 2008 at 3:18 pm (Uncategorized) The first anniversary of the historic march on Jena stirred hardly a ripple of interest in the mainstream media, but has received significant attention in the regional press. This article in the Monroe paper slipped my attention when it appeared two weeks ago, but it is well worth reading. Two men celebrate the nine-week religious revival that swept through Jena last year: the Rev. Jimmy Young and DA Reed Walters. Accordingtto Rev.
‘The only artist to have walked on the Moon’ AP reports on an exhibition of paintings from Alan Bean, one of the Apollo 12 crew. “This will play the part of a herdsman.” The BBC says ‘goat condoms’ are ensuring that Kenyan herds do not breed during a drought. Wild boars on the rampage A 320% growth in Germany’s boar population is leading to attacks on pets and people and massive damage to crops, says Reuters