“Susan Jane Helms (born February 26, 1958) is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut. She was the commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic); and commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Helms was a crew member on five Space Shuttle missions and was a resident of the International Space Station (ISS) for over five months in 2001.” More about Susan Helms on Wikipedia
Susan Helms was blocked for a promotion by Democrat senators. “A report appearing in The Air Force Times details how four-time space shuttle veteran and the current commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Space located at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California had been nominated by President Barack Obama to become the vice commander of Space Command.” Read the Story Here
Curiosity Mars Landing
The Mars Curiosity Rover used retro rockets and a sky crane to lower the rover onto the surface of mars.
The Face on Mars
The face on Mars is a weird looking mountain, not a structure.
“Panspermia is a hypothesis proposing that microscopic life forms that can survive the effects of space, such as extremophiles, become trapped in debris that is ejected into space after collisions between planets and small Solar System bodies that harbor life.” More at Wikipedia
“Samuel Chao Chung Ting (born January 27, 1936) is an American physicist who received the Nobel Prize in 1976, with Burton Richter, for discovering the subatomic J/ψ particle. He is the principal investigator for the international $1.5 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment which was installed on the International Space Station on 19 May 2011.” More at Wikipedia
The Space Shuttle
Chris Hadfield has flown on the Atlantis Space Shuttle, the Endeavor Space shuttle and the Soyuz Spacecraft.
Chris Hadfield was an F18 pilot
W. M . Keck Observatory
“The twin Keck Observatory telescopes are the world’s largest and most scientifically productive optical and infrared telescopes. Each telescope weighs 300 tons and operates with nanometer precision. The telescopes’ primary mirrors are 10-meters in diameter and are each composed of 36 hexagonal segments that work in concert as a single piece of reflective glass.” From the official Keck Observatory Website
In Galileo’s time, the consensus was that the Earth was the center of the universe.
Chris Hadfield did not heckle at a showing of the movie Gravity. This was a satirical article, not real… https://www.thebeaverton.com/2013/10/chris-hadfield-ejected-from-movie-theatre-for-loudly-heckling-gravity/
Watch Gravity on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2qRfUPv
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