Posts Tagged ‘NASA’
The wonderful Sandy Penny has added a new page to the Wake Up Now site. It lists vendors and what they will be offering. That doesn’t include speakers that will also have their own vendor tables to sell books (or whatever), answer questions and chat.
I just realized today at the meeting that we are now less than 2 weeks away from the conference. I am both excited and nervous – more excited though. Of course, I will be there, but not until afternoonish and on into closing time. There may be a few extra surprises, but we will have to see if those pan out.
BTW, if you are planning on attending, purchase your tickets online now because they are going to jump in price at the door.
Yep, you won’t want to miss the June guest editorial and you will find it here.
It has been over 10 years since I was at the space museum, but when I was there I notice a strange thing that has stuck in my mind ever since. In one of the display cases was a crystal pyramid. It was just sitting there and seemingly had nothing to do with what was being displayed, no tag describing why it was there, just sitting there as decoration or for some unknown reason.
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. (AP) – NASA engineers have completed work on a 92-acre launch complex that will serve as the test site for abort flight tests of the Orion crew exploration vehicle.
That is the spacecraft that is planned to take astronauts back to the moon.
The complex at White Sands Missile Range will allow NASA to test the system that will pull the vehicle’s crew to safety if there’s an emergency on the launch pad or during the opening minutes of flight.
Personnel from the missile range will provide support services, including logistics, infrastructure, data collection, operations and management during each simulated launch. The site includes a launch pad, ground support equipment and an assembly building.
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