SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK – MORO ROCK

This is a view of Moro Rock. It is an iconic part of the Sequoia National Park only 45 minutes east of Visalia, CA off Route 198.

Sequoia National Park, located just 45 miles east of Visalia, California provides a multitude of attractions. Today’s article is about the trip to Moro Rock. We traveled to Sequoia National Park on a perfect day in the central valley of California. In early November, temperatures dip into the low to mid 40’s during the night… Continue reading SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK – MORO ROCK

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HISTORY OF WORLD VOLATILITY

History of new and old world images are not the same. What does this view of the world, notwithstanding its maps portend for human habitation of earth?

HISTORY OF WORLD VOLATILITY History of world volatility comes in many forms. Human civilizations created, whether present, past, or those now extinct, have been victims of volatility. Please, bear with me. I am bringing the big picture into play. As you read this article, remember we are not alone. We have never been in any… Continue reading HISTORY OF WORLD VOLATILITY

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BOOSTER FAILURE AND TRAGEDY AVERTED

Expedition 57 crew members Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos (left) and Nick Hague of NASA (right) pose for pictures in front of their Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft.

Booster failure of the second stage of the MS-10 spacecraft launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan resulted in the implementation of emergency measures to return one cosmonaut and one astronaut safely back to earth in a ballistic descent on October 11, 2018. Fortunately, it worked. LAUNCH PREPARATIONS This article recounts the events that occurred leading… Continue reading BOOSTER FAILURE AND TRAGEDY AVERTED

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LEAK ON SOYUZ REPAIRED

International Space Station Configuration as of Aug. 22, 2018: Three spaceships are docked at the space station including the Progress 70 resupply ship and the Soyuz MS-08 and MS-09 crew ships.

Leak on the International Space Station was discovered and repaired today. This article reports the situation from completion to earlier in the day. The International Space Station’s cabin pressure is holding steady after the Expedition 56 crew conducted repair work on one of two Russian Soyuz spacecraft attached to the complex. The repair was made… Continue reading LEAK ON SOYUZ REPAIRED

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