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Flight Day #9 :: 751


we're at version M on the schedule, this is version K. ENDEAVOUR / ISS CREW WAKE UP @ 04:36 AM CT.

from NASA's Shuttle page this morning: STS-118 crew members will hold class in space and transfer cargo between the International Space Station and Space Shuttle Endeavour today. Preparations for a possible spacewalk to repair a small ding in Endeavour’s thermal protection system tiles will also occupy a considerable part of today for the crew. Mission managers have not decided that a repair spacewalk will be needed. But to prepare for that possibility, the crew members will begin to get ready to do the repair, should managers determine that is necessary. The managers did decide to move the flight’s fourth spacewalk from Friday to Saturday. If the repair isn’t done, that spacewalk will see installation of two antennas and removal of one, installation of a stowage stand for the shuttle’s orbiter boom sensor system and other tasks. Mission Specialists Barbara Morgan and Alvin Drew participated in an education event this morning with students at the Challenger Center for Space Science Education in Alexandria, Va. [also: Barbara Morgan Ham Radio Pass w/ McCall-Donnelly School District (where she used to teach i think)].

#751 Faina (1913 RK), Main-belt Asteroid, Discovered 1913-Apr-28 by Neujmin, G. at Simeis; named for Faina Mikhajlovna Neujmina (1876-1949), the wife of astronomer G.N.Neujmin. She worked as calculator at Simeis department of Pulkovo Observatory in 1923-1933 [+]; Russian astronomer Grigory Neujmin also discovered asteroids 762 Pulcova, 916 America & 951 Gaspra; co-discovered 57P/du Toit-Neujmin-Delporte [+]; asteroid #1129 Neujmina named in his honor; English Etymology: A Select Glossary Serving as an Introduction to the History of the English Language, Frederick Lutz, Friedrich Kluge, p78 :: foam sb. ME. fome OE. fám = OHG. feim : base faima- for an earlier *faina- = SKR. phêna, OSLOV. pena 'foam'.

AQ 751 = AN INSULT TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM = AND THIS AETHYR IS VERY HARD TO UNDERSTAND = DEALER DEALS SUBDECADANCE QUEENS TO LIMITED, INC. = FROM THE POV OF Y2K, OF COURSE, 2001 NEVER HAPPENS = GÖDEL'S PROOF OF HIS INCOMPLETENESS THEOREM = HYPERSTITIONAL CIRCUITRY MALFUNCTION = INDEED, THE MONKEY JUMP CAN SEEM UNSTOPPABLE = PAUL VAN DYK FT. PETER HEPPNER - WIR SIND WIR = PRE-1948 CONTRACTUAL REMEDY AGAINST THE CROWN = SILENTLY THE SENSES ABANDON THEIR DEFENSES = THE ALEATORY POINT OF DESEXUALISED ENERGY = THE REPERCUSSIONS FROM AN AMERICAN STRIKE = WHAT A LOVELY FICTION, IF ONLY IT WERE TRUE.

also: Faina = "shining" [+]; Faina = "joyful" [+]; Catastrophism: Man, Myth and Mayhem in Ancient History and the Sciences :: Other comets display asteroidal orbits, e.g. comets Arend-Rigeaux and Neujmin-1. These comets possess stable orbits avoiding close approaches to Jupiter, and when first discovered they had cometary comae. 28P/Neujmin 1 :: G. N. Neujmin (Simeis Observatory, Crimea, Ukraine) discovered this object on a photograph exposed on 1913 September 3.98, during a routine search for minor planets. The object was stellar and of magnitude 10.0. It was announced by Neujmin as a new minor planet [...] On September 7, J. O. Backlund (Pulkovo Observatory) announced that Neujmin's minor planet was actually a comet; 1913 discovery the first known close approach to Earth (0.55 AU), 2nd occurred 10-Aug-1984 @ 0.87 AU, 3rd occurs 11-Sep-2039 @ 0.79 AU.

[+] The foam-damaged heat-shield tiles on the belly of the shuttle Endeavour do not represent a Columbia-class threat of catastrophic failure during re-entry, the chairman of NASA's Mission Management Team told reporters today. John Shannon said the issue is more a matter of whether post-landing repairs might be needed that could delay Endeavour's next flight or whether it might make more sense to stage a relatively simple spacewalk repair job to give the shuttle additional margin during re-entry. "We're not talking about catastrophic damage," Shannon said. "But if I have to pull off five or six tiles (after landing) and put a doubler on some structure, replace a rib or anything like that, that's going to increase my turnaround time between (flights) and I'd like to avoid that if possible, if I have an EVA that I think is easy to execute. Now all of that assumes we come back and show that we would have localized heating that could cause some damage underneath and we haven't done that yet." Asked a second time about the threat represented by the tile damage, Shannon said "this is not a catastrophic loss-of-orbiter case at all. This is a case where you want to do the prudent thing for the vehicle."

current events: Peru earthquake, Qahtaniya bombings, South Asian flooding, Flossie-Erin-Dean, &c, including Dow Jones' current swan dive from 14000s, to 13000s to 12000s.

[+] AQ 783 = HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND POWER TRANSFER UNIT = A LONG CHAIN OF EVENTS AND A PRECISE CIRCUMSTANCE (AQ-456 JOINING WORLDS TOGETHER).

[+] AQ 456 = JOINING WORLDS TOGETHER = SILLY SONGS WITH LARRY = WORLDWIDE LAUNCH SCHEDULE.

[+] AQ 932 = I NEED TO TELL YOU SOMETHING ... I DON'T GOT A BELLYBUTTON.

AQ 433 = I DON'T GOT A BELLYBUTTON = FOUR CHAMBERS OF THE HEART (AQ-332 ATRIUM OF THE HEART) = LUCK FAVORS THE PREPARED = NASA IS UP TO THE CHALLENGE = SPACE AND HUMAN SURVIVAL (AQ-256 SYLVIA ENGDAHL) = THE FOUR UNITED REGIONS.

AQ 643 = 6:32 PM 08/15/2007 :: WILL STS-118 ENDEAVOUR LAND SAFELY? = THE LEOPARD SHALL LIE DOWN WITH THE KID (Isaiah 11:6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them) = A LADY DOESN'T WANDER ALL OVER THE ROOM = ABSENCE OF MEMORY, WILL, AND IMAGINATION = BLOCK THE DESIRE TO MANIPULATE MEANING = FORCES RULING THIS EARTH AT PRESENT = HOW CAN YOU TRULY ESCAPE YOURSELF = I WAS HOLDING STILL WITH ALL MY MIGHT = OCTIPEDIS CANCRI TERGA SINISTRA TIME (AQ-821 FEAR THOU THE ILL-OMENED BACK OF THE EIGHT-FOOTED CRAB) = PARTISANSHIP, POLEMICS AND POLITICS = STRUCTURAL PATTERN OF LABRADORITE = THE BEST BLOOD IS OF THE MOON, MONTHLY = THE HERMIT - THE LOVERS - THE MAN OF EARTH = THE UNCONSCIOUS KNOWS NO NEGATION = UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK, COAT OF ARMS.

 •  AQ 821 = FEAR THOU THE ILL-OMENED BACK OF THE EIGHT-FOOTED CRAB (AQ-643 OCTIPEDIS CANCRI TERGA SINISTRA TIME) = BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING = MOSCOW INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY = PHANTOM RENDEZVOUS WITH AN IMAGINARY TARGET (AQ-70 MPAD).
[+] We also recall the scorpion that Artemis sent to kill Orion and his dog (for this story see 6.Love, where the scorpion and dogs also appear). The dog is Sirius, the Dog Star or Star of Isis (the central star of 16.Star). Similarly, Hera sent a crab to bite Heracles on the foot when he was trying to slay the Lernean Hydra, and Propertius warns (Jung ACU 343): Octipedis Cancri terga sinistra time. (Fear thou the ill-omened back of the eight-footed crab.) Cancer the Crab is associated with danger, with illumination and, because it sheds its shell, with rebirth (Biedermann s.v. crab; Gad 282; Jung, ACU 342). Another reason the Crab symbolizes rebirth is that the heliacal rising of Cancer signals the flooding of the Nile and the beginning of a new year (Jung, ACU 343). Yet the Crab is an ominous new beginning, for Cancer holds the summer solstice, when the Dog Star is at its highest point and the Sun begins his retreat, and after which the darkness encroaches more on the light each day (Gad 282; Jung, ACU 343). The Chaldean astrologers say a new world begins when all the planets return to Cancer - the "dark night of the cosmos" (Walker 124). The crab is a symbol of the qualities required to escape from the unconscious sea. Like it, we must have a tough shell to resist the dissolving power of Ocean's bitter water. However, such a hard shell will eventually restrict change and growth, so progress requires that it be shed and that we face danger as a psychological foetus with our new, soft inner shell. (Nichols 316; O'Neill 389)

The crab is known for being able to run backward or sideways, which has given us the verb "to crab." Thus the crab of 17.Moon may be advancing onto the land or retreating back to the Pelagic Deep. In the Speculum Imaginum Veritatis Occultae (1714) Masenius says that the crab "depends on the moon and waxes with it." But this waxing must occur when the crab retreats to the water, its element, for the moon is considered feminine and watery, like the crab. Indeed De Gubernatis (II.355) argues that the crab stands for the moon when it is retreating and for the sun when it is advancing. (Gad 282; Jung, ACU 342-3). If the moon dominates, then the crab moves backwards, drawn by the regressive pull of Mother Nature into the ocean of the collective unconscious (i.e. 16.Star). Such is the fate of those who lack courage, or who become mired in self-consciousness and excessive examination of their own past. (Gad 283; Nichols 284, 314; Simon 49)

When the moon wanes and the sun dominates (as the summer solstice approaches), the crab advances boldly onto the land and escapes from the Deep; it is on the path that will lead it to rebirth in the land of the sun (18.Sun). In this way instinctive patterns from the unconscious are exposed to conscious illumination, and the compulsion to repeat these patterns is discharged. Ritual is one mechanism for thus leading Tiamat's Creatures from Ocean's murky depths into the sunshine. (Gad 282-4; Walker 124)
AQ 70 = MPAD (AQ-711 MISSION PLANNING AND ANALYSIS DIVISION)

AQ 711 = MISSION PLANNING AND ANALYSIS DIVISION (AQ-70 MPAD) = CONCERNING THE USE OF THE SWORD OF GEBUHRA.

Phoenix | Pathfinder | NX class starship | Starship Enterprise | Enterprise OV-101 | Star Trek Timeline

[+] Depopulation as a primary cause of the fall of the western Roman Empire :: In the concluding lecture of "The Early Middle Ages", Dr. Daileader points out the shortcomings of the "fall" theories of both Edward Gibbon and Henri Pirenne. Instead, he points to widespread archaeological evidence of severe depopulation occuring between the 2nd and 7th centuries as the factor underming both the Roman economy and the Roman military. He stated that there was evidence of urban decay as early as 200 CE with successive footprints of towns and cities growing smaller and smaller. Although some of the urban population may have moved back to the country, studies of laws dealing with deserted lands also became increasingly more desperate from the 2nd century onward. He admits climate change and increased warfare may have played a role, but there is evidence that new diseases introduced during the second century, measles and smallpox (probably from China), were devastating even before the Bubonic plague made its first appearance in the 6th century. The resulting deurbanization severely impacted such Roman institutions as its educational systems. Although he attributed the loss of organized institutions to depopulation it still leaves the question of why there was a cessation of tutorage among the elite unless they, too, became so impoverished they could no longer afford tutors? As for Pirenne's theory of economic collapse because of disruption of trade routes by Islamic conquests, Dr. Daileader points out that current research shows that trade was still quite active through the Northern Arc via Viking traders. In fact, Daileader points out that the number of major routes (via Russia) connecting the Mediterranean with Carolingian Europe actually increased sixfold. He highly recommended Michael Mccormick's book "Origins of the European Economy: Communications and Commerce" that was published in 2001 as an excellent study of this phenomenon.

thinking about these folks & their baby got me thinking about the fall of the roman empire & children. Steyn brings up some interesting points, especially about sleepwalking & worrying about the wrong things. Barrington helped me understand what needed to be given up to think globally — thinking beyond lower-earth orbit. what gets past LEO? will we be Vulcan, or Romulan? or Ferengi, Klingon, Cardassian or Borg? how will LEO harvest the tares from the wheat? what does it mean to be human? & i finally got why it was so hyperstitionally important to call that first shuttle Enterprise.

waiting for yesterday's briefing, also looking forward to Countdown's #1 story, Our so-called Life, Our Lives, Controlled From Some Guy’s Couch. Are You Living In a Computer Simulation? it's Compelling Viewing. missed the start of the MSB, but guess who won the tv watching sweepstakes? wasn't until i went to bed after playing around w/ some gematria that i realized i missed the Countdown repeat. continuing from FD#8:

AQ 656 = STS-118 ENDEAVOUR LANDING CONFIGURATON = NONCENTRAL CHI-SQUARE DISTRIBUTION.

AQ 40 = CDF (AQ-659 CUMULATIVE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION, AQ-101 CHISQ) = CFD (AQ-534 COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS).

AQ 659 = CUMULATIVE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION = DO YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE SWORD.

AQ 534 = COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS = PREAMPS & COMBINERS ON 678 BULKHEAD.

AQ 678 = THE WORLD HONORED ONE TWIRLS A FLOWER.

AQ 634 = SIMPLIFIED GEOMETRIC ANALYSIS MODEL = NASA'S AERONAUTICS RESEARCH MISSION = OFFICIALLY BEEN CLEARED FOR RETURNING.

AQ 420 = SIMPLIFIED CAVITY MODEL = A SCORPIO HERO'S STORY (AQ-144 TILLMAN) = SUSTAINABLE STABILITY = ALPHA PHI RHO OMEGA STIGMA (Greek; Aphros, "foam"; GRK-1601, AQ-131 APHROS & AQ-484) = AMARANTHUS CRUENTUS L. = FINAL ELEMENT OF TESTING = MAKE OR BREAK TESTIMONY = MATHEMATICAL INDIFFERENCE = PARTIAL PHOTONIC BAND GAP (AQ-408 STRUCTURAL COLORING) = SEARCH ME WITH THIS SALT = SHOGGOTHIC MATERIALISM = THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER = WORD-ASSOCIATION TEST = ZOROASTRIAN PANTHEON.

AQ 601 = REVIEW AND EVALUATION OF APPEARANCE = WHERE WE LEARN, ROSEBUD WAS HIS SLED.

AQ 540 = SIMPLIFIED GEOMETRIC ANALYSIS (In conclusion, it is becoming more and more evident that the use of computer controlled goniophotometers offer new opportunities in measuring the appearance of many types of materials. In the past, traditional goniophotometry allowed for overly simplified geometric analysis. Full spectral-gonio measurements require so much data that time and interpretation are problems. The use of an application parameter and coordinate transformations allows for the more useful and realistic assessment of the geometric aspects of appearance. Such techniques should potentially be reducable to low-cost commercially available instrumentation in the future. --p60, Measuring the Appearance of Retroreflectors by Application-Oriented Goniophotometry, Norbert L. Johnson; from Review and Evaluation of Appearance: Method and Technique, Jay J. Rennilson, William Nick Hale) = LETTERS FROM NORTHANGER ABBEY = PERFORMATIVE DEMONSTRATION = THE FATAL FLAW IN THEIR ARGUMENT.

AQ 1190 = {#1190 Pelagia (1930 SL), Main-belt Asteroid, Discovered 1930-Sep-20 by Neujmin, G. at Simeis; named after Russian astronomer Pelageya Fedorovna Shajn; AQ-293 PELAGIA NOCTILUCA} = THEY ARE LIKELY TO NOMINATE A TOUGH, TENACIOUS, FATALLY FLAWED CANDIDATE = DOUBLE PHENOMENA ARE ONLY TWO WAYS OF LOOKING AT A SINGLE PHENOMENON = RADICALLY DECENTRALIZE INTO HIGH-SPEED EXPERIMENTAL PROCESSING MODE = SINCE I AM INFINITE SPACE, AND THE INFINITE STARS THEREOF, DO YE ALSO THUS = THE ANSWER VERY OFTEN IS TO ADD, IN THE RIGHT PLACE, THE SIMPLE WORD 'NOT' = TWO DISTANT WORLDS ARE POTENTIALLY CONNECTED BY A PLANE OF REFERENCE.

here's hoping the next president makes NASA TV an ubiquitous presence.

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