Space Shuttle Discovery’s Last Voyage

Thirty nine missions is pretty good for this ol’ gal.

The coolest thing about this mission is that Robonaut 2 is headed for the space station:



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30 responses to “Space Shuttle Discovery’s Last Voyage

  1. Arizona Lawmakers Push New Round of Immigration Restrictions

    Illegal immigrants would be barred from driving in the state, enrolling in school or receiving most public benefits. Their children would receive special birth certificates that would make clear that the state does not consider them Arizona citizens.

    Well that’s one to keep wages low, create an entire class of people lacking in any form of formal education with no skills whatsoever.

  2. dog's eye view

    This dog never takes shuttle missions for granted. Godspeed and bring everyone back safely.

    Believe there is just a mission or two left? And that Gabrielle Giffords’ husband will be shuttle commander for the very last?

    Now to find another frontier for exploration (in addition to space).

    Why CAN’T clean, renewable energy be the new moon mission?

  3. dnd

    “The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.3 temblor struck at 2:12 p.m. on Thursday about 80 miles southeast of Honolulu. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.”

  4. dnd

    Beck makes Qadaffi’s lunacy seem sane.

  5. dnd

    The next mission is scheduled to be the last, though they have in place a rescue mission if something goes wrong. is my favorite .gov web site.

  6. dnd

    “Why CAN’T clean, renewable energy be the new moon mission?”
    Not sexy. But it damn well better be our new moon mission. It’s a tough sell for Obama, as are all things in this charged political climate.

    I vote he poses this as an anti-terrorism measure.

  7. Really Bad Reporting in Wisconsin: Who ‘Contributes’ to Public Workers’ Pensions?

  8. dnd

    Fox news Shepard Smith get’s it right about Wisconsin:

    I have no idea how he keeps his job at Fox news.

  9. dog's eye view

    I think Shepard Smith is the only fig leaf Fox News has.

    He goes, they have lost their sole credible journalist.

    I am not sure that they have any other actual journalists? Do they?

    People who were reporters for nonpartisan papers or broadcast outlets, and write credible articles on topics they have studied?

    Don’t watch Fox News, but maybe you know??

    • dnd

      “I think that’s something you get into much later, but it is clearly a dereliction of duty and is a violation of his constitutional oath.”

      The funny thing is Gingrich knows better. Violations of the DOMA law will continue to be prosecuted as per the constitutional oath of the President. Defense of litigation of the law will not, which is not a violation of the constitutional requirement.

      Gingrich is part of the pathetic crowd that has lost the spotlight and knows the only way to nudge their way back in, if for only a moment, is outrageous bombast to the craven.

  10. Joe Scarborough: Glenn Beck Is ‘Losing It Before Our Eyes’ (VIDEO)

    well duh!

  11. You would know, I don’t watch him.


  12. In Heavy Snow, Massive Crowd Rallies in Madison

    Last Saturday’s protest was huge, with estimates of 55,000 or more. But many other reporters I’ve spoken to agree that there are even more today. The Wisconsin State Journal posted at 12:30 p.m. local time — before the rally began — that the crowd size was almost 70,000 people. I should add that it has only gotten significantly bigger since then.

    • dnd

      Chickenhawks McCain and Lieberman on State of the Union. They are in Cairo, criticizing Obama for not taking military action in Libya. Criticizing the President on foreign soil. I guess they owe the Dixie Chicks an apology.

      • dnd

        This Week round-table has four governors. Two empty-headed teabagger Republicans (Brewer & Haley) and two sharp Democrats (Patrick & HIckenlooper). The producers really stacked this one. It’s pretty cringe-worthy.

  13. dog's eye view

    Cue the Oscars.

    Rooting for Colin Firth and for Winter’s Bone to win anything! (Likely Best Supporting Actor …)

    Saw Black Swan yesterday, finally. Underwhelming.

    Saw True Grit the day before. Loved it. Hailee whatever owned that.

  14. yeah I think Firth has a lock on it too. I really liked True Grit too, actually was surprised how much I like it. never saw swan.

  15. dog's eye view

    Hello there! Wait for Swan on DVD. You can drink through it then. (It is suspenseful.)

    LOVED True Grit’s language. Charles Portis rocks. Former newspaperman who turned to writing books and avoids the spotlight.

  16. dog's eye view

    Colin Firth, Oscar winner. David Seidman, Oscar winner and former stammerer. (Who knew.)

    I am happy. Although Winter’s Bone was shut out. So far … Best Picture is ….

  17. dog's eye view

    Frank Buckles, last living American WWI vet, has died at 110. The final American soldier from The Great War.

    And then a civilian POW in the Philippines for 3.5 years during WWII.

    And then to West Virginia to live on his farm and raise his family.

  18. TempeBev

    Glad I saw “The Kings Speech” before the big night. It was awesome.

  19. dog's eye view

    Saw it twice, Bev. Really loved it.

    Did you see any of the other contenders?

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