September 30, 2016
commentary, geek, Personal, Pictures
jimmiejoe, NASA, space age, visalia
Curiosity takes a selfie. On Mars.
Today, we (deliberately) crash-landed a space probe on a comet. The Rosetta probe was “gently” crashed into the comet 67P, on which a specifically designed lander had soft-landed on November 12, 2014. I was watching ESA/NASA TV when the loss-of-signal event indicated the flight had ended with the probe impacting the surface of the comet.
I am one month older than the space age.
September 22, 2016
9-1-1, Humor, Personal
9-1-1, 9-1-1 stories, 911 dispatch, accents, dispatch, language barriers
I’ve been a dispatcher for 22 years. You’d think by now I could understand any deputy or officer say any name, no matter what. Well, you might think so, but you’d be wrong.