Tests Continue For Cargo Ship Departure

ISS CREW MAKES FINAL PREPARATIONS AND TESTS TO PROGRESS CARGO SHIP FOR RETURN TO EARTH

Three Expedition 48 crew members worked on a variety of science experiments and tests today before this weekend’s cargo ship maneuvers. On the ground in Kazakhstan, another set of crew members is getting ready for a two-day trip to the International Space Station next week.

The east coast states of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts are pictured from the International Space Station.
The east coast states of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts are pictured from the International Space Station as tests continue.

Commander Jeff Williams worked on the 3-D Printing in Zero-G experiment inside the Destiny lab module’s Microgravity Science Glovebox. Ground controllers also remotely operated the experiment creating a pair of 3-D objects. NASA is demonstrating the ability to manufacture parts in space using a 3-D printer on the International Space Station.

A Russian cargo ship, Progress 62, will back away from the Pirs docking port Friday morning before redocking 34 minutes later. Progress 62 will depart for the final time Saturday evening, re-entering the atmosphere a few hours later for a fiery destruction over the Pacific Ocean.

The redocking maneuver will test an upgraded telerobotically operated rendezvous system (TORU) installed last year inside the Zvezda service module. Cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin will test the new TORU and manually guide the cargo ship back to its port during the test. Normally, a Progress resupply ship performs automated rendezvous and docking maneuvers, but the TORU is used in the event of an emergency.

Three Expedition 48-49 crew members are in the final days before a July 6 launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to the space station. After launch, veteran cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin and first time astronauts Kate Rubins and Takuya Onishi will take a two-day ride to the station testing the new systems inside their upgraded Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft.


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3-D PRINTING IN ZERO GRAVITY

ISS Preps Cargo Ship for Earth Return While 3-D Printing Experiments in Zero Gravity Are Conducted

3-D Printing experiment in zero gravity is being conducted aboard ISS (International Space Station) while the crew readies the Progress 62 cargo ship for departure to earth on Saturday.

The Progress 62 cargo craft arrived at the International Space Station Dec. 23, 2015, and docked to the Pirs docking compartment.
The Progress 62 cargo craft arrived at the International Space Station Dec. 23, 2015, and docked to the Pirs docking compartment.

ISS crew Commander, Jeff Williams gathered the 3-D Printing payload hardware and set up the gear in the Destiny lab’s Microgravity Science Glovebox. The 3-D Printing in Zero Gravity is a demonstration experiment seeking to determine if a 3-D printer can work in outer space. In-space manufacturing may enable future crews to be less dependent on cargo missions for supplies.

Skripochka checked equipment that is part of an experiment to determine the location of micrometeoroid impacts on the International Space Station.

The duo started the day closing the hatch to the Progress 62 (62P) cargo ship and conducting leak checks. The 62P will undock from the Pirs docking compartment early Friday then redock 34 minutes later. The redocking will be done manually to test an upgraded telerobotically operated rendezvous system installed in the Zvezda service module. The 62P will finally undock Saturday night and re-enter Earth’s atmosphere for a fiery destruction less than four hours.


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ISS CARGO SHIP MANEUVERS

ISS Crew Prepares for Cargo Ship Maneuvers Before Earth Return

The Progress cargo ship is being prepared for its return to earth. The ship has been retrofitted with new technology to aid in future docking maneuvers.

(From left) Expedition 48-49 crew members Kate Rubins, Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi pose for a portrait in front the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft they will launch in July 6. Credit: NASA/Alexander Vysotsky
(From left) Expedition 48-49 crew members Kate Rubins, Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi pose for a portrait in front the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft they will launch in July 6. Credit: NASA/Alexander Vysotsky

A pair of Expedition 48 cosmonauts are getting a Progress cargo ship ready to undock and redock Friday morning before its ultimate departure Saturday night. The maneuver will test an upgraded telerobotically operated rendezvous system installed in the Zvezda service module after the Progress docked in December.

The Progress 62 (62P) resupply ship will undock from the Pirs docking compartment, back away to a distance of about 200 meters, then move back toward Pirs and dock 34 minutes later. Finally, the 62P will complete its mission Saturday night when it undocks for good and burns up over the Pacific Ocean less than 4 hours later.

Commander Jeff Williams checked out the Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) inside the Destiny lab module. The MCA checks the quality and components of the International Space Station’s air. Williams also swapped out batteries on a device that listens for and detects air leaks among the background noise of the station’s systems and hardware.

Back on Earth, the next crew members to launch to the station familiarized themselves with their Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft. Veteran cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin and first time astronauts Kate Rubins and Takuya Onishi are at the Baikonur Cosmodrome scheduled to launch July 6 to begin a four-month mission on the station.


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GIZA PYRAMID COORDINATES AND LIGHT SPEED

Giza Pyramid Earth Coordinates and Numeric Relationship to Light Speed in Meters are the Same! Coincidence?

Many have claimed the Giza pyramids, largely known as the Great pyramids of Egypt, were of extraterrestrial origin. Some very interesting research has resulted to make this determination.

In this article, we will detail some of the research, announcements and determinations on this subject. Why do light speed numbers coincide exactly with the coordinates of the Giza pyramid? We hope to shed light on this determination. We are not attempting a pun, here.

One of the most convincing announcements came from John Charles Webb, Jr. He claimed the calculation of light speed of 299,792,458 meters per second is identical to earth map coordinates of the great pyramid of Latitude N-29.9792458! Is this a stretch of math? Is this an amazing coincidence? What follows is information for the reader to decide what is accurate or a stretch of facts.

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Dennis LeRoux of UFO Spotting, Netherlands is a trusted web source of Universal Digest. He has provided two graphics (Dutch and English) seen below. They point out the reference to light speed and the coordinates of the Great Pyramids of Giza including Google Earth:

The images above are quite convincing and do accurately point out the sameness of numbers. What follows are pros and cons on the subject.

We will start first with a YouTube video created by J. Dobbs on June 26, 2011. This is one of the pro versions:

Webb is portrayed in a negative light in skeptico.blogs.com from June 11, 2005. Again, there is no pun intended, here. The website, Skeptico, claims Webb is a wack who made outrageous claims about the pyramids and other determinations. Let the reader digest and determine what is real and/or what is outrageous.

John Charles Webb, Jr. has his own website to view, as well. It is quite simple and contains highlight links of his articles. Webb’s website, templeofsolomon.org may be for sale.

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Universal Digest strives diligently to be objective and factual in its research. The reader should make their own decisions. Comments pro or con are welcome.

 

 

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