March 9th, 2011

cailleuch

STS-133:Discovery Landing


YouTube - STS-133:Discovery Landing

I saw Discovery land many years ago. Amazing.

"Thursday marks the final launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, the oldest of NASA's three operational orbiters and the first to be retired.

Since 1984, Discovery has flown 38 missions and will notch 39 with this week's blast-off. Thus far, the shuttle has spent a total of 352 days in space, has orbited the Earth 5,600 times, and has carried 180 people along the way, according to figures released by NASA."
cailleuch

the idiots think they have won

Just donated a bunch of buckazoids to the recall fight in Wisconsin.

From DailyKOS:

Wisconsin Senate Republicans have passed a bill stripping collective bargaining rights for state workers. This was done by removing everything except the portions concerning collective bargaining rights from the "budget repair bill." The bill passed 18-1, with all Democrats absent, and only Senator Dale Schultz voting no.

In one of the most anti-democratic procedural moves of all times, it passed out of committee only 14 minutes before it passed on the floor of the Senate. The way it was done was possibly illegal, too."