Orion Test Flight Successful – We Are Going To Mars!

If you are a space geek like me, you were glued to the NASA channel this morning and witnessed the successful maiden test flight of Orion after yesterday’s scrub. She splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 11:29 am Eastern Time today, December 5, 2014 and as I watched the live video feed showing the capsule bobbing passively atop the waves, it hit me – we really are going to send people to Mars!

Orion Lift Off December 5, 2014

Photograph of Orion Lift Off Courtesy Of NASA

As an avid reader of sci-fi since I was knee high to the proverbial grasshopper, I have never had a doubt that one day mankind would really venture into space, past the Moon, one day to Mars, then perhaps to Jupiter’s moon Europa and eventually beyond, traveling to new solar systems and galaxies. I feel blessed this morning that this space adventure is happening during my lifetime. Have you ever had shivers of joy at the mere thought of something so grand and promising? I have, and today I am smiling because I am in the front row to watch something I always knew would happen someday. This test flight of Orion, America’s new spacecraft, has opened the door to wondrous things.


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New Mars Face in NASA Photos July 28, 2013

Mars Face Discovered In NASA Photos, July 28, 2013, UFO Sighting News.
Posted by ScottCWaring at Monday, July 29, 2013

Date of sighting: July 28, 2013
Location of sighting: Mars Surface
NASA photo: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA17081.jpg

This is a highly detailed face of a species of alien whose face resembles half sheep and half human. Look carefully and you will see the upper and lower lips, chin, jaw, cheeks, eye, nose, nostrils, and long flowing hair.

Last year I found a similar sheep-human face on Mars, look at photo below to compare.

For some reason its a difficult thing for people accept when they first see them, but understand this is not my first but just another face of thousands I have found and only published about 60 of them to date because only the higher detail ones can withstand the skeptics reviews.

You will never hear NASA even consider such a face exists, not even acknowledging the face at Cydonia, but instead when they went back to take a photo of it…the new photo was blurry and had been smoothed out with photo shop programs. The Cydonia photo taken 10 years earlier was high detail and easy to make out its features. NASA has an agenda…to hide alien life until the point that the United States Military has gotten the weapons from the aliens that they want…which by the way the aliens wont give them. LOL, so its up to us, the people to crack NASA wide open. Check out the video I made today below. SCW

Video, more photos and full story: UFO Sightings Daily

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Mars comet strike in 2014?

Mars could be at risk of comet strike in 2014

By Ian Steadman 27 February 2013

Astronomers have realised that a comet discovered last month appears to be on course for a close flyby of Mars next year — and uncertainty in its projected path means that it could hit the Red Planet.

C/2013 A1, discovered by Robert McNaught at Siding Spring Observatory in Australia, was spotted on 3 January out between the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn. After digging into data from other observatories, astronomers were able to reconstruct its orbit going back 74 days. Projecting that forward, it became clear that it would fly pretty close to Mars sometime on 19 October 2014 — which means there is a slight chance of it impacting the planet, according to astronomer Ian Musgrave. Now, further observations have increased that chance (though it’s still not very likely, before anyone starts panicking about the fate of the Curiosity rover). Continue reading

Abstract Artist known for colorful glyphs

Acclaimed Washington artist Tom Green dies of Lou Gehrig’s disease at 70

Jonathan Newton/THE WASHINGTON POST - Artist Tom Green in his home studio on November, 3 2011 in Cabin John, Md.

By Michael E. Ruane ~ The Washington Post

Tom Green, the acclaimed creator of colorful and inventive abstract art and a longtime teacher at Washington’s Corcoran College of Art and Design, died Sept. 3 at his home in Cabin John.

He had been suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, and died in his living room amid a regular Monday gathering of local artists and friends, his wife, Linda Green, said. He was 70.

Mr. Green, who taught at the Corcoran for 40 years before retiring in 2009, was influenced by the Washington Color School that emphasized abstract, geometric paintings in bright colors.

He is perhaps best known for his large paintings of colorful “glyphs” — big, curving, figures that resemble letters from a mysterious alphabet. His paint-spattered home studio was filled with them, and the American University Museum hosted an exhibition of Mr. Green’s work last year.

In 1988, former Washington Post art critic Paul Richard described an enigmatic Green painting as “like a comic strip for Martians,” but with understanding “just around the corner . . . one train of thought away.”  Continue reading

Music – We can’t all be a Mars rover

August 17, 2012 10:00 am
Good Morning Curiosity – Wake up With the Same Songs as a Mars Rover

Hopefully, Curiosity will never wake up on the wrong side of Mars, then we’d have trouble finding her.

There’s a long history of waking up astronauts with songs. Last year, NASA archivist Colin Fries listed every song played to astronauts in the space program he could find.

Turns out, Curiosity gets wakeup songs too. The Curiosity team answered questions on Reddit recently, and one user asked: “Does Curiosity get wake-up songs every morning like the other Mars rovers got? If so, what have some of the songs been so far?” Answer: “Yup! She tends to be less cranky with a good wakeup song.”

So far, the songs have been as follows.

Sol 2: “Good Morning Good Morning” Beatles, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club

Sol 3: “Good morning, good morning” from Singing in the Rain.

Sol 5: Wagner “The ride of the valkyries” R10 Victory Song: Theme from Mission Impossible

Sol 6: “Got the Time” by Anthrax, and “Echelon” by 30 Seconds to Mars

Sol 7: The Doors – “Break on Through”, and George Harrison – “Got My Mind Set on You”

Sol 8: Theme from Star Wars by John Williams

Sol 9: “Wake Up Little Susie” by Simon and Garfunkel

Sol 10: Frank Sinatra “Come Fly with Me”

The “Sol” markers there indicate Martian days. Mars Rover Soundtrack, the site that listed the songs played to the Spirit rover that landed on the planet in 2004, explains:

The Mars rover engineering team works on Mars time. A martian day, also called a “sol”, is 40 minutes longer than an Earth day. Each martian morning as the rover wakes up they play a song related to the events of the upcoming sol. Occasionally a second or third song is played during the sol in addition to the wakeup song. This is a tradition from the manned space program. Unfortunately robotic probes are not yet capable of feeling inspiration from music, but Mission Control is.

Right, so Curiosity doesn’t have ears. And the engineers didn’t rig her with speakers to play our tunes to the aliens she meets. So the songs really ring through mission control.  Continue reading

Mars NASA Rover Curiosity Landing Party!

Less than two weeks to go. The newest Mars Rover, Curiosity, is slated to land on the Red Planet August 5, 2012 at 10:31 pm PDT [1:31 am EDT August 6th]

Detailed information and countdown clock at NASA’s Mars site http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/

Whether you stay up late into the night on the 5th…

Mars Rover Landing Party Supplies

…or celebrate the next day…

Mars Rover Landing Party Supplies

It’s an excellent excuse to host a Mars Party.

The Science Channel has scheduled a special on the landing Monday August 6th at 9:00 pm EDT. I hope it starts with CURIOSITY MADE IT! :)

This Is The Life On Mars

Life on Mars: here’s what it looks like
July 9, 2012 – 5:47PM
Nicky Phillips

A section of the NASA shot of Mars. See the full scale picture on NASA’s site Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State University
This is about as good a view of Mars most people will ever see.
NASA has released a panoramic scene, compiled of 817 images, of the Red Planet.
The images were taken by a mast-mounted panoramic camera on the US space agency’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity between December 2011 and May 2012 when the rover was stationary for maintenance during the Martian winter.
NASA described the picture as the “next best thing to being there”.

The image shows new rover tracks and an old impact crater, known as the Endeavour Crater, which can be seen just below the horizon in the right half of the picture. It spans 22 kilometres in diameter.
The rover’s solar panels and deck can be seen in the foreground.
Opportunity, which has been working on Mars since January 2004, completed its 3000th Martian day on July 2, when the US space agency marked 15 years of robotic presence on the Red Planet.
NASA’s Curiosity rover, formally known as the Mars Science Laboratory but nicknamed a “dream machine” by NASA scientists, blasted off from Florida in November and is expected to land in early August.
It is the most advanced machine ever built with the aim of roaming the surface of Earth’s nearest neighbour. The rover cost $2.5 billion to construct and launch, carries its own rock-analysing lab and aims to hunt for signs that life once existed there.


Curiosity Rover Mars Landing Party In August! August 6th is the current projected date. Who’s with me?