Eleven years ago today, Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated while re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere after a piece of foam insulation broke off from the external fuel tank. The foam struck the shuttles wing, damaging the ceramic tiles that dissipate atmospheric gases during re-entry. These hot gases entered the wing, causing internal destruction to the structure, resulting in the spacecraft breaking apart. Continue reading
I admit, I didn’t watch it, but after seeing this clip, maybe I should have! Continue reading
Twenty-eight years ago today, only 73 seconds after liftoff, the United States lost seven courageous explorers in the country’s first space flight accident. Continue reading
Forty-Seven years ago today, NASA lost three astronauts in the first, although occurring on the Earth’s surface, space exploration related accident. Apollo 1 was to be the first manned mission of the lunar landing program in a space race with Russia to the moon’s surface. Launch date was targeted for February 21, 1967 but never reached due to a cabin fire on the launch pad during a launch practice test. Continue reading
So, I received my first Christmas Party email invitation of the season. As you can imagine, I was ecstatic!! It was rather festive looking, so to not take away from this, I will share an image of the actual invitation: Continue reading
I do believe in private market and capitalism. I do not believe in many of the side effects that come along with capitalism: the flirtatious love affair with materialism, consumerism, gluttony, and keeping up with the Joneses. I do enjoy the freedoms of a capitalist economy, but I have aversion to placing emphasis on the selfless and frivolous collection of products. Having freedoms to buy opens innovation, buying just to buy creates consumerism. Naturally, the markets want us to buy, buy, buy. Capitalism wants to entice us into a controlling love affair, but it destroys individualism and can destroy society.
So why will I not shop on Thanksgiving or Black Friday? Continue reading