Archive | February 1, 2020




The Editor: Is space really the final frontier, LL ?

Eleventh Dimension Cat: Who knows. Here is the logo of our new Space Force.

Why, yes, the new Space Force logo does look exactly like the Starfleet Command logo

Space gets crowded.

Here is what liberalism will get you. New York wants to charge you to watch the stars/space/sky. The moon’s rate would be a dollar for each quarter showing.

New York Requires Citizens to Obtain ‘Stargazing Permit’ To Admire the Stars in Public Parks

Did you ever wonder why the Chinese are making so many advances in technology ? Our research universities are farming out research project to guess who ?

Flashback: Bill Clinton gave China missile technology

The Russians are still up there.

Here is some galactic news. I have always been puzzled why Steve and Venus have anti-gravity scooters, but XL5 uses railroad tracks for take off.

Denmar Covered Bridge

WGN 48-38-01 – Denmar or Locust Creek CB – West Virginia- built in 1870 by R.N. Bruce in Pocahontas Co. spanning Locust Creek off Denmar Rd., 1 Span, 116 ft. long, Smith trusses

This bridge is on the original road linking Pocahontas and Grenbrier counties. County voters approved $1200 for the project in July 1888. The contract was let to R.N. Bruce who completed the hemlock structure by mid-November. The West Virginia Department of Transportation website indicates that the bridge was completed in 1870. Extensive repairs were made to the roof, trusses, and floor by W.M. Irvine in 1904. It was restored again in 1968 by Order Construction Company of St. Albans, WV. It was replaced in 1990 by an adjacent span to carry vehicular traffic. In November 2001, using special covered bridge funding provided in the TEA-21 federal highway program, a $406,936 renovation contract was awarded to Orders Construction Company, Inc. of St. Albans that included removal of previously installed temporary supports and replacement of all materials necessary to restore it to a single-lane pedestrian structure.


Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo 14 Heads for Home
Image Credit Apollo 14, NASA, JSC, ASU (Image Reprocessing: Andy Saunders)

Explanation: When leaving lunar orbit in February 1971, the crew of Apollo 14 watched this Earthrise from their command module Kittyhawk. With Earth’s sunlit crescent just peaking over the lunar horizon, the cratered terrain in the foreground is along the lunar farside. Of course, while orbiting the Moon, the crew could watch Earth rise and set, but the Earth hung stationary in the sky over Fra Mauro Base, their landing site on the lunar surface. Rock samples brought back by the Apollo 14 mission included a 20 pound rock nicknamed Big Bertha, later determined to contain a likely fragment of a meteorite from planet Earth.

Tomorrow’s picture: shocking infrared