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Aug 30 15 6:47 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.

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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/http//www.nasa.gov/about/index.html

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#1022 [url]

Aug 30 15 10:10 PM

Cool, Susie! You are a font of knowledge!

I have a photo taken of one of those cutouts at NASA where it looks like astronauts but my DH and I have our faces poking through the holes. I had it on my bulletin board at school. When I taught 2nd grade, the kids believed that DH and I were astronauts. When I switched to 5th grade, the kids didn't buy it anymore. Cynics!

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Aug 31 15 1:04 AM

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Thanks all for the well-wishes! Dankeschön Carol!!

I killed my feelings with - no, not tequila. Er. With ibuprofen and coffee, actually. Last night I kept waking up from sweats, and at 4 in the morning a thunderstorm which continued until 6.30 ended the night. Yuck. So, it was a LOT of coffee today.
And I completed French Tart's http://www.lavenderandlovage.com/2012/10/organic-october-and-autumn-suppers-bonfire-chilli-with-beef-chocolate-and-pumpkin.html#comments which was a huge hit with MIL. Now I'm awaiting moderation of my comment.
The past days I completed:
Marissa's http://stella-marisa.livejournal.com/339612.html
Lori's http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/sauce-spread/rub/j-bar-h-fajita-seasoning.html
Mikekey's http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/strawberry-avocado-salsa-19474
Mike's recipe is on recipezazz, so it will take until tomorrow to have the review published, I suppose.
I don't know about Marissa's site, though. I wrote a comment but can't see anything, not even a note about awaiting moderation. 

Loved all your challenges, ladies!!

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Aug 31 15 6:12 AM

Hi Team,

We are seeing some problems with reviews not posting on JAP.  Please be sure that you double-check to be sure the review is showing before you leave the recipe.  And, please don't forget to check back on Zazz and any of the blogs to be sure the review has posted. 

It would be very disappointing for the team to lose valuable SI's, etc., because a review is not showing.

Thanks - keep up the good work!

 


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Aug 31 15 6:32 AM

Nancys Pantry wrote:
Hi Team,

We are seeing some problems with reviews not posting on JAP.  Please be sure that you double-check to be sure the review is showing before you leave the recipe.  And, please don't forget to check back on Zazz and any of the blogs to be sure the review has posted. 

It would be very disappointing for the team to lose valuable SI's, etc., because a review is not showing.

Thanks - keep up the good work!


 

Nancy... Can you see my JAP review? It showed almost immediately for me. Not that it would actually count for SI's (corn is the only ingredient), but as my required. image

http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/side/vegetable/spicy-texas-grill-roasted-corn.html?p=1

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Aug 31 15 7:51 AM

rosie316 wrote:

Nancys Pantry wrote:
Hi Team,

We are seeing some problems with reviews not posting on JAP.  Please be sure that you double-check to be sure the review is showing before you leave the recipe.  And, please don't forget to check back on Zazz and any of the blogs to be sure the review has posted. 

It would be very disappointing for the team to lose valuable SI's, etc., because a review is not showing.

Thanks - keep up the good work!




 

Nancy... Can you see my JAP review? It showed almost immediately for me. Not that it would actually count for SI's (corn is the only ingredient), but as my required. image

http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/side/vegetable/spicy-texas-grill-roasted-corn.html?p=1

Hi Rosie image

I don't see it! : (














Just kidding - it's there! : )


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Aug 31 15 8:29 AM

Posted the following in the Texas BBQ thread:
Tonight we enjoyed Coffee Cayenne Meat Rub on some steaks. The menfolk ate it up!

I didn't make it, the boys did. I'm still really sick. They said it was good!
I'll knock out my Tex-Mex recipe later this week when I'm feeling better.

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Aug 31 15 9:56 AM

Reporting two completions for Texas 
http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/side/vegetable/cucumber-salad-for-texas-bbq.html by Mikekey
http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/main-course/other-main-course/georges-luckenbach-saturday-night-jambalaya.html by BabyKato
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I posted in Texas BBZ and beyond; I checked to see that they were posted. Nancy, you are a great. big...






















tease!

Last Edited By: Linky Aug 31 15 10:03 AM. Edited 1 time.

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Aug 31 15 11:26 AM

Mia in Germany wrote:
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Thanks all for the well-wishes! Dankeschön Carol!!

I killed my feelings with - no, not tequila. Er. With ibuprofen and coffee, actually. Last night I kept waking up from sweats, and at 4 in the morning a thunderstorm which continued until 6.30 ended the night. Yuck. So, it was a LOT of coffee today.
And I completed French Tart's http://www.lavenderandlovage.com/2012/10/organic-october-and-autumn-suppers-bonfire-chilli-with-beef-chocolate-and-pumpkin.html#comments which was a huge hit with MIL. Now I'm awaiting moderation of my comment.
The past days I completed:
Marissa's http://stella-marisa.livejournal.com/339612.html
Lori's http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/sauce-spread/rub/j-bar-h-fajita-seasoning.html
Mikekey's http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/strawberry-avocado-salsa-19474
Mike's recipe is on recipezazz, so it will take until tomorrow to have the review published, I suppose.
I don't know about Marissa's site, though. I wrote a comment but can't see anything, not even a note about awaiting moderation. 

Loved all your challenges, ladies!!

Could you let me know if these recipes are for Texas BBQ or Tex Mex.

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Aug 31 15 11:55 AM

GRRRR...

Nancy... You are a meanie! I dozed off and woke up to see your post! I was about gonna scream that I could see it and you couldn't.
LMAO... You pulled a good one on me! (Now I can laugh about it). image

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Aug 31 15 1:28 PM

threeovens wrote:

Mia in Germany wrote:
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Thanks all for the well-wishes! Dankeschön Carol!!

I killed my feelings with - no, not tequila. Er. With ibuprofen and coffee, actually. Last night I kept waking up from sweats, and at 4 in the morning a thunderstorm which continued until 6.30 ended the night. Yuck. So, it was a LOT of coffee today.
And I completed French Tart's http://www.lavenderandlovage.com/2012/10/organic-october-and-autumn-suppers-bonfire-chilli-with-beef-chocolate-and-pumpkin.html#comments which was a huge hit with MIL. Now I'm awaiting moderation of my comment.
The past days I completed:
Marissa's http://stella-marisa.livejournal.com/339612.html
Lori's http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/sauce-spread/rub/j-bar-h-fajita-seasoning.html
Mikekey's http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/strawberry-avocado-salsa-19474
Mike's recipe is on recipezazz, so it will take until tomorrow to have the review published, I suppose.
I don't know about Marissa's site, though. I wrote a comment but can't see anything, not even a note about awaiting moderation. 

Loved all your challenges, ladies!!

Could you let me know if these recipes are for Texas BBQ or Tex Mex.

Sorry, Tex-Mex!
Mikekey's recipe's review has appeared by now, but FT's recipe is still awaiting moderation.

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Aug 31 15 6:36 PM

imageLady Bird Johnson

Notably well-educated for a woman of her era, she proved a capable manager and a shrewd investor. Her goal of a career in media was deferred when a friend in Austin introduced her to Lyndon Baines Johnson, a young up-and-coming political hopeful working as an aide to Congressman Richard Kleberg. Lady Bird recalled having felt "like a moth drawn to a flame".
On their first date, which was breakfast the next morning at the Driskill Hotel and a long drive in the country, Johnson proposed. Lady Bird did not want to rush into marriage, but Lyndon Johnson was persistent and did not want to wait. Lady Bird accepted his proposal 10 weeks later. The couple married on November 17, 1934. 

When Lyndon decided to run for Congress from Austin's 10th district, Lady Bird provided the money to launch his campaign. She took $10,000 of her inheritance from her mother's estate to help start his political career.  Next, she bought a radio station and then a TV station, which soon made them millionaires. As First Lady, she broke new ground by interacting directly with Congress, employing her own press secretary, and making a solo electioneering tour.

As First Lady, Johnson started a capital beautification project to improve physical conditions in Washington, D.C., for both residents and tourists by planting millions of flowers. Her beliefs regarding the importance of national beautification can best be summarized in her statement that "where flowers bloom, so does hope." 

Johnson was a lifelong advocate for beautifying the nation's cities and highways  and the Highway Beautification Act was informally known as Lady Bird's Bill. She was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest US civilian honors.

"One of America's great First Ladies, she claimed her own place in the hearts and history of the American people. In councils of power or in homes of the poor, she made government human with her unique compassion and her grace, warmth and wisdom. Her leadership transformed the American landscape and preserved its natural beauty as a national treasure."
Gerald Ford ............Congressional Medal of Honor ceremony

On December 22, 1982 (her 70th birthday), she and actress Helen Hayes founded the National Wildflower Research Center west of Austin, Texas, as a nonprofit organization devoted to preserving and reintroducing native plants in planned landscapes. In 1994, the center opened a new facility southwest of Austin on La Crosse Avenue. It was officially renamed the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. 

Texas Wildflowers are now a tourist attraction in there own right and we owe much to Lady Bird Johnson. 
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