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Aug 30 15 1:45 AM

And more on the way! Just hope it gets over the mountains to the fires.

We are having high winds also and lights have flickered a few times so I am going to shut down the computer and come back later.

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Aug 30 15 6:49 PM

image"What was once the furthest outpost on the old frontier of the West will be the furthest outpost on the new frontier of science and space. Houston, ... with its Manned Spacecraft Center, will become the heart of a large scientific and engineering community. During the next 5 years the National Aeronautics and Space Administration expects to double the number of scientists and engineers in this area, to increase its outlays for salaries and expenses to $60 million a year; to invest some $200 million in plant and laboratory facilities; and to direct or contract for new space efforts over $1 billion from this Center in this City."—John F. Kennedy, Speech at Rice University, September 12, 1962

image Lyndon B. Johnson Space CenterThe Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Manned Spacecraft Center, where human spaceflight training, research, and flight control are conducted. It was renamed in honor of the late U.S. president and Texas native, Lyndon B. Johnson, by an act of the US Senate on February 19, 1973.It consists of a complex of one hundred buildings constructed on 1,620 acres in the Clear Lake Area of Houston which acquired the official nickname "Space City" in 1967. The center is home to NASA's astronaut corps and is responsible for training astronauts from both the U.S. and its international partners. It has become popularly known for its flight control function, identified as "Mission Control" during the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo–Soyuz, and Space Shuttle program flights.

imageThe Johnson Space Center is home to Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center (MCC-H), the NASA control center that coordinates and monitors all human spaceflight for the United States. MCC-H directs all Space Shuttle missions and activities aboard the International Space Station. The Apollo Mission Control Center, a National Historic Landmark, is in Building 30. From the moment a manned spacecraft clears its launch tower until it lands back on Earth, it is in the hands of Mission Control. The MCC houses several Flight Control Rooms, from which flight controllers coordinate and monitor the spaceflights. The rooms have many computer resources to monitor, command and communicate with spacecraft. When a mission is underway the rooms are staffed around the clock, usually in three shifts.

Approximately 3,200 civil servants, including 110 astronauts, are employed at Johnson Space Center. 
NASA's astronaut training is conducted at the Johnson Space Center. Astronaut candidates receive training on shuttle systems and in the basic sciences which include mathematics, guidance and navigation, oceanography, orbital dynamics, astronomy, and physics.=12px[26] Candidates are required to complete military water survival prior to beginning their flying instruction. Candidates are also required to become SCUBA qualified for extravehicular training and are required to pass a swimming test.

Learn more: http//spacecenter.org/

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Aug 30 15 10:51 PM

oooh yummy!

All are from Texas BBQ & Beyond ~

dinner last night was http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/side/other-side-dish/pinto-beans-5.html by Kathy D/LIG

brunch today is pure happiness:  http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/breakfast/meat-breakfast/bbq-bacon.html?p=50 by Nancy's Pantry & http://www.food.com/recipe/corn-with-lime-sage-butter-466035 by (oh wow!) Nancy's Pantry!

This is a messed up week but I'll get some stuff made for Tex Mex. Probably burgers because that's dd's request for her last at home meal before she goes to Italy for semester 1.    Then I make a stupid quick trip to Maine Friday night.  

xo Bethie

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