Bandits out of the Sun, as they said in WWII movies.NASA more then likely would know something is coming unless they were asleep at their jobs again.
I haven't watched a WWII movie but I have been in a war.Bandits out of the Sun, as they said in WWII movies.
Was it not only a decade or so ago that we had two close asteroids in one 24 hour period?
As I remember it, one was only seen after it was already gone by - a bandit asteroid!
Hi TimHi all!
My name is Tim and I'm a retired Naval Officer and current federal employee.
I never worked with NASA directly, but I have strong family ties. My recently deceased uncle was a frogman who joined NASA out of the Navy in the late 1950s. He became an engineer during his time there (GI Bill) and had some really cool jobs. The coolest job was as one of the divers that jumped from the helos when the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo capsules splashed down to assist in getting the astronauts in the rafts and to secure the capsule to the helicopter to lift it back to the carrier. While giving my family a tour of the Johnson Space Center, he introduced me to many of the original astronauts and into the famous Mission Control facility. I was 7 or 8 years old at the time, and 50+ years ago, so I don't remember it as well as I'd like, but I do remember the excitement of meeting my childhood heroes!
His daughter, my cousin, became a liaison officer between the US and Russian space programs; she spent a lot of time traveling back and forth to the Cosmodrome.
Through them, primarily my uncle, I became a space nerd. I work now with the Wallops Island Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on improving how they deliver rocket boosters and other components to the site.
"Matrian snake...Matrian snake...you make my guts...quiver and shake."Hello everyone. As my name implies, I am a matrian snake. I'm very happy to be here.
I spend most of my time studying in university and generally doing matrian snakey things. My most prized possession is my Gene Kranz-approved NASA vest, but I hope to add more swag in the future.
My name is Robert Montemurno. I am 73 years old and I am a member of the health science community here in New Jersey. I was in private practice for 40 years in orthodontics and have been teaching at Rutgers School of Dentistry for the last 15 years. I consider myself a space advocate, and I am interested in all the sciences, as they still to this day inspire me. I especially love astronomy and follow the scientific findings of Hubble and the many space telescopes making discoveries at different electromagnetic wavelengths. I am hoping I live long enough to see the scientific discoveries from the James Webb and the 20-meter Telescope! Opposition to the TMT has been strong, so I want to ask a question: Concerning the 30 Meter Telescope.......has anyone thought to ask the native Hawaiians in opposition, if the 30 meter Telescope could replace one (or two) that exists there now? I'm sure this was done, but, if not, it would at least open further discussion on the subject of placing the TMT where it is desired...Hi folks, Stevie here!
Wanted to pop in and say hello to you fine people! I’m one of your new Community Managers. My background is in Scifi online games, I’ve been working with CCP Games on EVE Online and off since 2007. I was also part of the launch team and CM for VR rift launch title EVE: Valkyrie, worked with Star Citizen at UK meets and Insomnia Gaming Festival, which is a fun gaming event here in the UK.
In my spare time I enjoy streaming games, watching scifi and collecting supergirl merch. I’m also an ambassador for SpecialEffect, the gamers charity. SpecialEffect work with people with disabilities, developing controller set-ups, eye tracking tech and working with developers on accessibility in games (which is also a passion of mine).
I’m really looking forward to working on these forums, and chatting about Space and sci-fi in its many forms. I really enjoy working with passionate communities, and am 'over the moon' (Lol) to be able to be working with you folks.
Feel free to reply with anything you’d like me to know about you! If you wanna reply with your coolest bit of Space Swag, that would be awesome!
This is me in my Space Industries NASA jacket, which I love more then anything.