2023 Week 7 – Lock-n-Load
Feb 27, 2023 – I just realized this post was still sitting in the Drafts folder!
The last two posts have had a lot of food content in them so I’ll start this one with just one piece of food news. According to Eater, In-N-Out is expanding eastward and opening up an office outside of Nashville, TN to oversee “expansion”. My son & I tried In-N-Out on a trip out west several years ago and while we both enjoyed it, we liked Del Taco better.
Given all thats going on in the world these days, I found it very interesting an Air Force General sent his troops a memo telling them to get prepared to go to war with China in 2025.
“I hope I am wrong. My gut tells me will fight in 2025,”Gen. Mike Minihan in a memo sent to the officers he commands and obtained by NBC News.
Gen. Minihan feels the upcoming 2024 elections are going to be a distraction where China will invate Tawain & provoke a war. I sure hope he’s wrong!
Here’s a link to a fun video about Keystone at the Crossing, the Fashion Mall at Keystone and the Bazaar (YouTube would not let me embed it into the post). The facility was opened prior to the completion of final leg of 465 in October, 1970 between Keystone and Shadeland Avenues. You can (kind of) see the 465 construction in the background of the arial shots. I visited it before it’s demolition in 1986 and only remember the wood paneling and the stairs everywhere (so many stairs)… Evidently the mall even had a Disco called Lucifer’s.
And finally… Speaking of history, it’s been 20 years since Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart during re-entry creating the largest crash site ever on record. The following is a very well produced video shoing what happpened.
Dark Side of the Moon
Found this video on Reddit that shows the other side of the moon. The side we don’t see looks a lot different! This would make an awesome screen saver…
The full rotation of the Moon as seen by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter:
Project Apollo – 8,400 Images from the Apollo Program
I’ve always been fascinated with the Space Race and the more I read about it the more I want to learn. The fact we were able to send so many men into space (and bring them BACK) with what would now be considered primitive technology is amazing.
I ran across this link a while back & thought I’d share. These are previously unreleased images (8,400 in all) of the Apollo Project uploaded to Flickr.
After reviewing the pictures if you get really ambitious you can try piloting a Online Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) Simulator yourself. Good luck!
From NASA – Astronaut’s Photography Manual
Although somewhat simple and dated this manual is a relic of the space age that’s coming to an end.
I’m sure photography in the vacuum weightlessness of space has it challenges, especially when orbiting around the earth at 15,000+ MPH. With that kind of speed your lighting is going to constantly change and you really need to understand your camera.
A lot of the images we associate with space travel were taken with Hasselblad equipment it remains the main tool for ultra serious photographers.
If you’re interested in learning more about exposure settings and composition this 40-page manual is worth checking out.
Astronauts urine clogs space station water recycler
NASA is finding it is not just mechanical glitches that make the International Space Station a tough place to operate. Engineers trouble-shooting a problem with the station’s $250 million water recycling system, which processes urine into clean water for drinking, believe the cause is a high concentration of calcium in the astronauts’ urine, which clogs the system. [MORE]
We Choose The Moon
The John F. Kennedy Library & Museum has an incredible interactive website that details the Apollo Space Mission. We Choose The Moon covers the first mission to the moon. From pre-launch radio chatter to the return trip, its all here. Great educational site for kids!