Tag: NASA

First, Best Images of Pluto | NASA

First, Best Images of Pluto | NASA

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent back the first in a series of the sharpest views of Pluto it obtained during its July flyby – and the best close-ups of Pluto that humans may see for decades. Surreal.  It is difficult for my mind to […]

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Saint Valentine Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II. He was apprehended, and sent by the emperor to the prefect of Rome, who, on finding all his promises to make him renounce his faith ineffectual, commanded him […]

Power of Myth pt1

Power of Myth pt1

The post is for primarily for me… Power of Myth Episode 1: The Hero’s Adventure  (first broadcast June 21, 1988 on PBS) About Campbell, hero types, hero deeds, Jesus Christ, the Buddha, movie heroes, Star Wars as a metaphor, an Iroquois story: the refusal of […]

One small step for a man

One small step for a man

One great leap for mankind.  July 21, 1969.  Men walk on the moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first human to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on […]

Apollo 11, The Eagle

Apollo 11, The Eagle

On July 16, 1969, an event that captivated the world.  Apollo 11 launched the first mission that landed humans on the moon. The primary objective of Apollo 11 was to complete a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961: perform […]


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