Friday, November 27, 2009 7:45:09 PM
Space Shuttle Crew Returns Home after 11-Day Mission, CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Atlantis and its crew of seven astronauts ended an 11-day journey of nearly 4.5 million miles with a 9:44 a.m. EST landing Friday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
I guess today is thanks giving too! Shuttle Crew made it back home, with a loud double sonic boom that can be heard by many across Florida. My favorite space lady Nicole Stott returned with Atlantis after 3 months in space on the International Space Station. She had her 47th birthday the other day in orbit. I sent her a message not to light all the candles, to keep from burning up the oxygen. I think I am not one of her favorite news reporters! Ha! News people will have an opportunity to talk with the crew soon. I will take my guitar and play a tune, maybe this will get me back in favor! The ladies in my country are very strong, bravely venturing into space where few have gone. Next, You girls will want to be president of the USA, OMG!!! OK I am a pig, I admit. Luv ya though. If not for my favorite woman, I would not be here, THX MOM!!!
We had a good Thanksgiving feast and some very unusual visitors (to some people), I will show them to you later today maybe. Why are none of my friends here, or my precious visitors still not using Opera Unite yet?
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 10:49:54 PM
Space shuttle Atlantis and its seven-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Friday, Nov. 27, after an 11-day mission. The two landing opportunities at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are at 9:44 a.m. and 11:19 a.m. EST.
Saturday, November 21, 2009 7:24:56 PM
False Alarm Awakens Crew
An alarm woke the crews aboard space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station at 8:36 p.m. EST Thursday. Flight controllers in Houston, Europe and Russia quickly concluded the alarm was false. An erroneous indication of a rapid depressurization led to the automatic shutdown of ventilation fans throughout the station, which stirred up dust and led to a false smoke detection alarm in the European Space Agency’s Columbus laboratory.
It took about an hour to reactivate the ventilation fans and stabilize the station atmosphere following the incident. The crews have been warned to watch out for pockets where carbon dioxide has accumulated.
The initial cause for the false depressurization indication is under evaluation. Mission control Capcom Frank Lien told station Commander Frank De Winne it might have originated with the Poisk mini-research module that docked to the station earlier this month.
The space station crew will wait until ventilation is restored before going back to sleep. The shuttle crew has already been given the “go” from teams on the ground to go back to sleep. To make up for the sleep they lost reacting to the alarm, the sleep period has been extended by 30 minutes. The new wake up time will be 4:28 a.m. EST.
Breaking News - Help On The Way
National Voice Gazette Launches Opera 10 Turbo Cruiser Rescue
Pine Level, Florida -13:12 11/20/2009- After, the big decompression scare in space, National Voice Gazette launched its private rocket plane to rescue astronauts and cosmonauts from possible distress due to the false alarm. Strapped to the belly of the Opera 10 Turbo Cruiser is a giant package of depends, rendezvous is expected later today. Regular News now continues
Thursday, November 19, 2009 1:46:04 AM
At 11:51 a.m. EST, Commander Charlie Hobaugh backed space shuttle Atlantis into pressurized mating adapter #2 on the International Space Station’s Harmony node. The two spacecraft were flying 220 miles above Earth between Australia and Tasmania at the time they docked.
The shuttle and station crews will open hatches and hold the traditional welcome ceremony at 1:48 p.m. When hatches open, astronaut Nicole Stott’s tenure as a station Expedition 21 flight engineer will come to an end as she joins the Atlantis crew.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 1:01:47 AM
By now most of you have heard that the space shuttle Atlantis is on the way to the international space Station, say a prayer that the old bird makes one more good trip and brings the crew safely back home.
Here's a little good news about the economy, I hope all of you have a job, or are independently wealthy.
October’s retail sales see an unexpected jump
Thanks to a large auto sales rebound, retail sales saw a surprise increase in October. However, larger consumer spending is still in the boiler leaving analysts to wonder if the good trend will stick. October’s 1.4 percent increase was a welcomed rise following a slower September retail showing which was projected to be even lower by the government, and many financial experts are still cautious about consumer demand in the future.
“Against a background of high unemployment, low income growth and tight credit, it seems unlikely that households will be able to spend more freely anytime soon,” Paul Dales, U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said in a research note. The Commerce Department announced Monday that retail sales jumped 1.4 percent last month.
Well, at least there is a little good news there, have a good evening