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The First Ever Photograph from Space

This is the first photo ever taken from space. Shot on October 24, 1946 from a cool 65 miles up, it was taken with a 35mm camera mounted on a V-2 missile launched from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. 310 more words

The Backstory

The EU has declared war on Britain, and we only have four months to prepare

I had a very enlightening evening last night. I learned all about the Treaty of Nice (now called the Lisbon Treaty). In November, we will see the Queen sign away, in this treaty, the very last of our rights as a sovereign country and bring us into full EU federalism. 1,307 more words

Talking Stick

How To Make An American Activist with Items You Probably Already Have in Your Refrigerator....

This article was first published in October, 2013. I am reposting it here to honor the sacrifice of one woman on July 11, 2010. Editor. 2,229 more words

Cara St.Louis

The Real Hydra Threat?

Hydra. It is a word that will live in infamy. Of all the recent pop culture memes to come out of Hollywood in 2014, this was one of the biggest… for about a month, but whatever. 2,106 more words

Random Rants

What I'm Reading #15: The Man Who Sold the Moon

A few months ago, my parents took me and my son Connor on a visit to the the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.  The is the sprawling government testing ground where all of NASAs rockets are first fired.  1,398 more words


From German Tunnels to Space, Part 6–The Corruption of Clippy

In beginning of part 4 of this series, I mentioned the “magical gem,” with the gem obviously representing the benefits we enjoy resulting from space technologies.  650 more words

John Holst

Did the U.S. revive Operation Paperclip for a terrorist?

The United States seems to have granted asylum to a terrorist as it did Nazi scientists after World War II.

In the New York Times, 345 more words

War & Security