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Red Bull, Baumgartner, NASA publicity jump

By darinlhammond, published on Oct 20, 2012

I understand that crossing certain boundaries opens our human experience to new possibilities. However, boundary crossings have both costs and rewards. I see the value in, perhaps, rescuing an astronaut from space, but I question the underlying assumption that this should be a priority in the face of other important agenda items. Even if you value space flight, what is gained with this stunt if we don't even have a shuttle program to actively get people up there? At any rate, I question the likelihood that such a rescue would be a priority.I also question the motive behind the Red Bull movie.... (more)

Tags: nasa, space, baumgartner, red bull, space jump

You Are Not - A poets revenge against cliche's

By D. Sager, published on Feb 15, 2012

...angel whose wings carried you to me from afar Your are like mischievous devils whose temptations take me from fantasy to reality You are not like a song, a tune sung over and over, children clapping their hands You are like the sounds of waves, crashing your sexuality over my beaches You are not like gentle swans, perfect beauty so many times compared You are like violent lightning, striking the lies of men and melting my soul to yours You not like the ordinary and common seen on every poet's page You are like the grandeur of space, possessing the beginning and ending of my life

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Tags: poem, truth, poet, rose, lightning, beauty, space, angel, cliche, fragrance, wings, devils, pines, waves

Anything But A Dot

By jonpercepto, published on Nov 14, 2011

Even if what is seen, viewed from one’s location in space, is clearly visible, only the surface that distance allows makes it identifiable. It is what one thinks it is: a shiny dot that glows. Approaching it will not alter perspective much unless one is traveling faster then the speed of light, allowing other characteristics of what there is to see to be closer and observable.

From space, a dot is also an accurate way to describe a location and a destination. Movement towards it will not effect its shape because the distance will still be too great to see it as anything... (more)

Tags: space, perspective, dot

NASA's New Mission - Observer

By Fortus, published on Oct 6, 2010

...technology, this world would be more than a few decades behind where we are now.

If you are old enough to remember NASA in its hayday, during the Apollo Program, you may lean toward the blank check idea. On May 25th, 1961, after a successful Gemini Mission which saw the first American in space, Alan Shepard, President John F. Kennedy set forth possibly the most ambitious goal ever to NASA and that was to land a man on the moon before the end of the decade. NASA did, July 29th, 1969 Neil Armstrong set foot on another world becoming the first human being to do so.

Since the... (more)

Tags: nasa, budget, future, mission, space, spaceflight, private spaceflight

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