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Flight Day #13 :: 755


#755 Quintilla (1908 CZ), Main-belt Asteroid, Discovered 1908-Apr-06 by Metcalf, J. H. at Taunton; named for Feminine Italian first name, chosen because no other planet had a name beginning with Q so far; [+] Cinqku, lanterne, tetractys, and quintiles are examples of variations of the Cinquain type of five-line image form. Other quintain forms can be in the style of English quintets, individual French cinquains, individual Quintillas, five line blank or free verse; How to Write a Quintilla.

AQ 755 = HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE = I'M LOOKING AT MYSELF REFLECTIONS OF MY MIND = IMPOSSIBLE (AND NOT VERY WORTHWHILE) TASK = PHOEBIS SENNAE BUTTERFLY PUPATES-EMERGES = THAT ISN'T PROGRESS. IT'S BEYOND PROGRESS = THE "BOOK IV" MEANS FREEDOM TO ALL. IT'S THE LIGHT = THREE UNALTERABLE ASPECTS TO CULTIVATION = USE FACTS TO SHOW THE SUBJECT'S IMPORTANCE.

NASA: STS-118 Crew Prepares for Landing :: The seven-member STS-118 crew is preparing for its return to Earth aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour after a successful stay at the International Space Station. The crew completed tests this morning of Endeavour’s systems and engines that will be used for re-entry and landing. Other preparations include stowing equipment and a 30-minute deorbit briefing. The crew will also have some off-duty time to prepare for Tuesday's landing opportunities. In other activities, crew members took time out of their schedule at 11:46 a.m. today to field questions from Canadian schoolchildren from the La Ronge, Saskatchewan, area. Endeavour’s first landing opportunity on Tuesday is at 12:32 p.m. EDT at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., with the deorbit burn occurring at 11:25 a.m. A second opportunity is available at the Florida spaceport at 2:06 p.m. The deorbit burn would occur at 1 p.m. Three opportunities are available Tuesday at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The first calls for landing at 3:37 p.m., with the deorbit burn at 2:30 p.m. The second calls for the deorbit burn to occur at 4:06 p.m. and landing at 5:11 p.m. The third opportunity would have the deorbit burn at 5:43 p.m. and landing at 6:48 p.m. + STS-118 Landing Ground Tracks | + NASA's landing blog will begin live coverage 21-August @ 7:30am PDT

Endeavour Cleared for Landing :: Mission managers announced today that Space Shuttle Endeavour is cleared for landing. The decision came after a thorough review of imagery and data collected during late inspection of the orbiter on Sunday.


The Expedition 15 and STS-118 crewmembers assemble in the Destiny laboratory on the International Space Station to greet and answer questions from news media representatives on the ground. ISS crewmembers on the front row, from the left: astronaut Clayton C. Anderson, flight engineer; along with cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin, commander; and Oleg Kotov, flight engineer, both with Russia's Federal Space Agency. STS-118 crew members on the middle row, from the left: astronauts Alvin Drew, Barbara R. Morgan and the Canadian Space Agency's Dave Williams, all mission specialists, along with Scott Kelly, commander. STS-118 crewmembers on the back row, from the left: astronaut Charlie Hobaugh, pilot, along with astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Tracy Caldwell, both mission specialists.

AQ 1127 = ORBIT #202 :: C-BAND RADAR ACQUISITION OF ENDEAVOUR THROUGH MILA : 21-AUG-2007 @ 11:19 AM CDT = A MATTER TO BE DECIDED BY THE SWORD IF A MAN MADE AN ADVERB OF A CONJUNCTION = CORE MESSAGE: NASA EXPLORES FOR ANSWERS THAT POWER OUR FUTURE = THE PATHS OF HE' AND VAU ARE THE SEPARATIONS WHICH THIS STAR UNITES = WHO PILOT THE SHIP OF RA ADVANCING ONWARDS TO THE HEIGHTS OF HEAVEN!

#1127 Mimi (1929 AJ), Main-belt Asteroid, Discovered 1929-Jan-13 by Arend, S. at Uccle; named for Wife of Eugène Delporte; 1127 Mimi and 1145 Robelmonte had their proposed names swapped by error [+]; Belgian astronomer Sylvain Arend also discovered 1573 Väisälä [+][+]; Mimi (Love Me Tonight, film, 1932), one of the signature songs of Belgian-French actor & singer Maurice Chevalier; Mimi (words by Lorenz Hart; music by Richard Rodgers) My left shoe's on my right foot, My right shoe's on my left. Oh! listen to me Mimi, Of reason I'm bereft! The buttons of my trousers, Are button'd to my vest; Oh! listen to me Mimi, Mere passion's in my breast!; mimi-zuku (eared owl; mimi = 'ear'); Mimi name given by NASA to a flaky rock on Mars, in February 2004 during exploration of the Gusev crater site and is part of a set of features dubbed the "Stone Council". It was an object of study for the "Spirit" Mars Exploration Rover.

AQ 1145 = THE PLAYFUL WORLD: HOW TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMS OUR IMAGINATION.

#1145 Robelmonte (1929 CC). Main-belt Asteroid, Discovered 1929-Feb-03 by Delporte, E. at Uccle; named for Robelmont, Luxembourg, birthplace of Sylvain Arend; 1127 Mimi and 1145 Robelmonte had their proposed names swapped by error; Belgian astronomer Eugène Delporte also discovered 1388 Aphrodite; [+] The municipality of Meix-devant-Virton (2,718 inhabitants, 5,420 hectares) is made of the former municipalities of Gérouville, Meix-devant-Virton, Robelmont, Sommethonne and Villers-la Loue [...] Robelmont (written Robermont until 1850) was probably founded by someone called Robert (Roberti Mons); Robermont google satellite map; [+] p534. Roberti Mons, eccl., 27 B.— Robelmont (Belgique, prov. de Luxembourg, c? de Virton).

AQ 757 = ORBIT #202 :: KSC LANDING : STS-118 ENDEAVOUR : 21-AUG-2007 @ 12:32 PM EDT.

Home Run, i mean... Godspeed STS-118 Endeavour

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