"NASA workers at the agency's Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, wearing clean room 'bunny suits,' prepare the Low-Density
Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test article for shipment later this month
to Hawaii. LDSD will help land bigger space payloads on Mars or return
them back to Earth." Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltec .... click photo for a larger image
"NASA's LDSD test is designed to investigate breakthrough technologies
that will benefit landing future human and robotic Mars missions, as
well as aid in safely returning large payloads to Earth. The NASA LDSD
test over the Pacific Ocean will simulate the entry, descent and landing
speeds a spacecraft would be exposed to when flying through the Martian
atmosphere. During the test, a large saucer-shaped disk carrying an
inflatable inner-tube-shaped decelerator and parachute system will be
carried to an altitude of 120,000 feet (37 kilometers) by a giant
balloon. After release from the balloon, rockets will lift the disk to
180,000 feet (55 kilometers) while reaching supersonic speeds. Traveling
at 3.5 times the speed of sound, the saucer's decelerator will inflate,
slowing the vehicle, and then a parachute will deploy to carry it to
the ocean's surface."
"A mission overview briefing about [the] upcoming flight test of the
Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) experiment will be provided to
reporters attending a media day on Monday, June 2, at the U.S. Navy's
Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii. The public can
watch the briefing via live streaming, at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT/8 a.m.
People are welcome to use these blog posts for research purposes. However, I certainly don't write them to make things easier for students (and others) who are often tempted to 'copy and paste' original writing, and present it as their own writing. In most cases it needs to be re-written in their words, and I would expect an entry in the references of the document - as is normal practice. If they include quotes (in quotation marks) please ensure that there is a reference to the original author.
Visits by Continents North America -- 58.4% Asia -- 12.7% Europe -- 12.3% unknown -- 10.9% Oceania/Australasia -- 4.1% South America -- 1.0% Africa -- 0.6%
Visits by Countries United States -- 50.1% unknown -- 10.9% Canada -- 8.2% India -- 7.3% United Kingdom -- 7.0% Australia -- 2.7% New Zealand -- 1.4% Singapore -- 0.9% (plus 101 others...)
Statistics and analysis by 'Site Meter'
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... the salesmen are con-men.
By the way, don't believe anybody who says that di-hydrogen monoxide is toxic. 'Di' means two, and 'monoxide' means one oxide. So, H2 and O ... H2O (water).
Global Temperatures Since 1979 :-
Please note the authors of the graph say the trend curve should not be construed as having any predictive value whatsoever.
Graph by Dr Roy Spencer and Dr John Christy, University of Alabama, Huntsville.
Graph picture :- http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/UAH_LT_1979_thru_Aug_2012.png
Blog page :- http://www.drroyspencer.com/2012/09/uah-global-temperature-update-for-august-2012-0-34-deg-c/
Global Temperatures Since 1979
Graph picture :- http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/UAH_LT_1979_thru_Oct_2012_v5.5.png
Blog page :- http://www.drroyspencer.com/2012/11/uah-v5-5-global-temp-update-for-october-2012-0-33-deg-c/
Natural Warming During Last 10,000 Years :-
Graph picture :- http://iceagenow.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Easterbrook-Natural_global_warming.jpg
Blog page :- http://iceagenow.info/2010/05/temperatures-were-warmer-than-today-for-most-of-the-past-10000-years/
"Created by Cuffy and Clow in 1997, and based on Greenland ice core records, this chart shows global temperatures for the past 15,000 years."
"Temperatures have been warmer than today for almost all of the past 10,000 years."
“ 'Natural global warming much more intense than modern warming has occurred many times in the geologic past without CO2 change,' said Easterbrook."