Friday, March 30, 2007

---NASA Lend-Lease?, AP Claims Iraqi Cop Rampage, Saturn's Polar Hexagon 

SPACE.com -- Repair Efforts Continue on Atlantis Shuttle’s Dinged Fuel Tank
FL Today "Flame Trench" : Wednesday, March 28, 2007 11:52 AM:" Delicate work ahead on tank"
My Way News [AP]- NASA Worries About Gap in Space Flight
Let me sum this up more bluntly....NASA is engaged in risky, untried repair procedures and other ongoing practices which place the lives of flight crews in jeopardy, desperately trying to stay on schedule to “complete” the “Space Station” by 2010 so that they can turn it over to the Russians, and whomever they happen to be politically and militarily allied with at that time.
In an even more bizarre display of managerial and political lunacy, the “gap” in U.S. manned spaceflight is expected to be 4 years instead of 2 years, in part because they have to rob the development budget for the spacecraft intended to replace the Shuttle in order to “complete” the “Space Station”!

My Way News - Shiite Cops Reportedly Rampage Vs. Sunnis
At least according to the AP, which has learned its lesson about attaching actual names to its sources...
“...officials said.”
“...according to police and a local Sunni politician.”
The hospital official, who spoke on condition of anonymity...”

Cassini-Huygens: News-Press Releases-2007: "Cassini Images Bizarre Hexagon on Saturn"
Actually, it was first seen by the Voyager spacecraft, but this is a much more detailed view from Cassini 26 years later. Saturn’s north polar vortex has six neat, almost equilateral sides. There doesn’t seem to be an obvious explanation.....
Then there’s the other obvious question....does this mean that Saturn’s atmosphere is turn-based?


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