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Celebrating Space Shuttle History Today–STS-1 Launch

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Today I am embroiled in some kind of nostalgia, we are celebrating today the launch of the first ever re-usable Rocket-ship into Space. It was an enormous undertaking for NASA and giant step for humanity in general as it was a radical departure from how we normally did Space tech.

Yours truly was just a young nerd then, with an incredibly insatiable curiosity for Technology. I didn’t become a nerd as an adult, as some of you might have read in my About page. I was inquisitive about anything tech. As a young African boy I was one of the few that was allowed into the American Embassy to watch NBC News. I was a known face there in the Embassy library, as I have devoured all the tech books at the local library, so I regularly visit the American Embassy library which was always full of new stuffs.

So I usually stay behind to watch the NBC News Nightly on Technology. I was particularly fond of news on the Building the new Space Shuttle. I watched it built from scratch to finish. And of course the joy of seeing the Lift-Off on April 12 1981. That night, right there and then I decided I would be an astronaut. Too bad that dream didn’t come true. But those are the things that influence a budding technologist in my formative years, to make me what I am today.

Thank you NASA for great inspirations and leading humanity in this Next Frontier. Keep the Wheel turning. Keep taking us where “No Man Has Gone Before”

Happy celebrations all you NASA fans!

STS-1 Launch 1981–A new Dawn
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JPL’s Dedicated App for Curiosity is in the Store

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Another day, another App. Here is NASA’s JPL releasing yet another app in the Store joining the Be A Martian App, and this time a dedicated App for the Mars Rover: Curiosity. I personally like this development as this meant we will be seeing dedicated apps for NASA wares on Mars and other parts of the Universe. Hey NASA, can we have one too for Vger, ahem, I meant Voyager 1 and 2? ;-)

Anyway, If you’ve been a Space bum like me and most of my friends you know who Curiosity is, he has been making waves since August this year on Mars. First with a Grand Entry, landing on rockets of fire, and already finding some strange objects. Ach, don’t take my word for it, just install this app and get the full details from NASA, and keep abreast of latest information too about this dear Robot. You said what I meant with ‘dear’? Well, I have personal vested interest in this robot because it took some names of earthlings to Mars and Yours truly’s name in on that list.

Here’s how JPL describes this app in the Store:

Description
NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity, landed on Mars August 6th, 2012. Explore this amazing SUV-sized rover, and learn about the tools that it will use to explore the Martian landscape.

Features
Explore NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity with touch or your mouse.
Learn about why Curiosity is a Mars Science Laboratory.
Share your love of exploration with your friends.

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If you love Curiosity and will like to more about his robots mission, please download this app immediately via the Source.

Source: Windows Store

First Temporal Anomaly Experience

Yesterday, I experienced for the first time in my life a typical Temporal (Time-space) phenomena. My car tried to occupy the same space at the same time with another car. Of course, I tried to stop it from breaking nature’s rule, but it kept going due to low-coefficient of friction on the road as a result of ice. Nature abhors breaking its rules, therefore it resolved the situation, the result is that matter was converted into energy (heat and sound) with matter coalescing into each other, and piece of cars flying off at tangential trajectories.

It was a jarring experience, but thank God I was kept safe by the belt. My internal organs however were travelling at the same speed as the car, so they had to come to halt suddenly as the car; rather discomforting. Now I know how it felt to have an accident. Its an experience I intend to avoid at all cost in the future.

–McAkins

Congratulations, yours truly goes to Mars

Well I am one of the lucky ones whose names will be sent to Mars as permanent emblem to humanity on NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover. If you can’t be there physically, be there virtually. Something of yours truly will live forever on Mars!

McAkins on Mars

And of course, the Certification of Authenticity!

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That is a genuine Certificate number, right there for you.

[Update: 2012-08-05]
NASA did the impossible today! They landed the most complex, the most heavy probe on Mars. Today, we have a touchdown of MSL, or Curiosity if you will on Mars, in what has been called a textbook EDL. With such a gigantic odd, a million things that could go wrong and 500,000 lines of code, the impossible became possible today. This is the stuffs movies are made of really. Like the EDL team said, “humanity has raised the bar today of Space Exploration” we can only be better off for it.
For me, I am just thoroughly humbled by the fact that my name will be emblazoned for life on Mars. With a Chip carrying my name on MSL sitting there for ever. When I think about it, when our grandchildren reach Mars one day, they’ll setup an emblem with our names on it as permanent testimony to humanity’s curiosity and exploration drive.

Go Team NASA. Go Curiosity! May your sojourn on Mars bring us more answers to our insatiable Quests.

Ex US Air Force Officers come clean on UFOs surveys of Nuke sites

Yes you heard it right. We now have confirmation that we are constantly under surveillance by higher beings who are concerned with our tinkering with nuclear matters. They shut down severally Nukes in US and Moscow bases.
See for yourselves the briefing:

Given this information, is it not time for governments all over the world to come clean on status. If we are at threat, they have to inform us. And they don’t have to worry about us losing our Faith. If you loose your faith because of Alien beings, then you are not worthy of that faith.