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RBSP, Atlas V Await Launch on Pad 41

RBSP, Atlas V Await Launch on Pad 41

The rollout of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes spacecraft began on schedule at 8 a.m. EDT, reaching the pad at Space Launch Complex-41 at 8:35 a.m. Preparations are beginning to fuel the rocket’s first stage with about 25,000 gallons of RP-1, a highly refined kerosene. The fueling operation is scheduled to begin at noon and takes 45 minutes to complete.

The launch weather forecast has improved to only a 30 percent chance of not meeting the weather criteria for liftoff at 4:07 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24. Scattered clouds are forecast, with a temperature at launch time near 78 degrees and a light southwest wind. Tropical Storm Isaac will not be a factor if launch occurs on Friday or Saturday.

To learn more about the RBSP mission, visit or find out the latest news via NASA’s RBSP social media sites at, and

Atlas V – RBSP

Web Portal Explains All About Energy

The U. S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) maintains a Web portal that talks about energy topics in plain language. “Energy Explained” includes topics such as where gasoline comes from, what determines the price of electricity, how much renewable energy the United States uses and much more. The site allows easy navigation among six major energy topics: what is energy, use of energy, energy and the environment, nonrenewable energy sources, renewable sources and secondary energy sources. Visit the site today at and learn more about something that touches us in many ways every day.

Symphony of Science “We Are All Connected”

Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan

“We Are All Connected” was made from sampling Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, The History Channel’s Universe series, Richard Feynman’s 1983 interviews, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s cosmic sermon, and Bill Nye’s Eyes of Nye Series, plus added visuals from The Elegant Universe (NOVA), Stephen Hawking’s Universe, Cosmos, the Powers of 10, and more. It is a tribute to great minds of science, intended to spread scientific knowledge and philosophy through the medium of music.

science is real

I’m sitting in the bus, and these two people are talking about how they wished that some of that technology on Star Trek would come true. Like the lapel button you can push to talk to someone. I simply replied “I want one of those communication devices that you can talk to anyone anywhere. Oh we have those, it’s called a cell phone. And your button, it’s called blue tooth headset.”

This started with my watching of F@x Ooz about “Do you believe Global Warming is real?”

Seriously?? Do you believe that Science is real? I mean that’s the question you’re asking. Are you real? Only the people that “Believe” that global warming isn’t real are the same people that “believe” computers are run by black magic inside.

Seriously people, we live in the modern age. If Science is real, then Global Warming is real. If you don’t believe that, get out of my society and go back to the trees that you belong in!