Friday, September 15, 2006

Saturday, September 9, 2006

SRBs after the launch

"The two solid rocket booster recovery ships, Freedom Star and Liberty Star, are stationed in the Atlantic Ocean about 140 miles northeast of the Kennedy Space Center (off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla.) in their mission station position. They were deployed on September 5 and arrived the next day.

"The booster recovery operation takes about six hours. The boosters are plugged, and compressed air is pumped into the interior, a procedure known as dewatering. This changes their position in the ocean from vertical and bobbing like buoys, to a horizontal position resembling logs in the water. This allows them to be towed back to Port Canaveral.

"After the ships retrieve the boosters, they are returned to the port to be prepared for shipment by train to Utah where they are readied for a future shuttle launch."

Mission STS-115 on NASA's Launch Blog

Reformation in Africa

"The European reformation wasn't just a religious revival; it
was an application of biblical truth into every area of life.
Over the course of two centuries the reformers established
educational systems, developed systems of law, advanced human
rights, and planted the seeds of scientific and technological

"In some ways the continent of Africa is today where the
Europe was then: a poor, uneducated populace ruled by a small
wealthy elite, battling the twin enemies of secularism and
radical Islam."

--Jeff Myers

Thursday, September 7, 2006

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Hardball: Malachy McCourt interview

Video: Chris Matthews interviews Malachy McCourt, the Green Party candidate for New York governor. His brother wrote Angela's Ashes.

Malachy is one of those guys for whom I probably would not vote, but to whom I love to listen. A politician with personality, he is.

Monday, September 4, 2006

CBS Evening News: Schieffer Signing Off

Video: Schieffer Hands Over The Anchor Desk
'CBS Evening News' Anchor Talks With Katie Couric About Life And Career

CBS threw more of an on-camera party for Bob Schieffer than NBC did for Tom Brokaw!

Nightly News: George W. Bush Interview

Video: Brian Williams interviews George W. Bush

Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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