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August 6th, 2012


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06:09 am
Technology is a wonder.

I haven't watched a mission control since the Apollo days, and then it was on TV.

A few weeks back, forestcats and I walked by that control room.

My beloved was supposed to go to a lecture and watch the landing, but that fell through. Instead, I streamed NASA TV, since Verizon doesn't think it's worthwhile to have it on our cable feed, and we watched for the last half hour or so before hitting the atmosphere, until the celebrating was over.

I am in awe of watching the science fiction of my youth becoming the household items of my adulthood. Now for mankind to expand into the Solar System, exploring and colonizing!

(4 comments | Speak, or forever hold your peace)

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From:dewline
Date:August 6th, 2012 11:08 am (UTC)
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Verizon management is made of wrong on the matter of NASA-TV. So is Rogers Cable.
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From:mycroftca
Date:August 6th, 2012 01:56 pm (UTC)
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I wonder if it's because they can't make any money selling advertising time on there to local and national companies?

From:dewline
Date:August 6th, 2012 07:55 pm (UTC)
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Why don't the US feds mandate making a cable/satellite freebie of it?
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From:mycroftca
Date:August 6th, 2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
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Most likely because nobody inside the Beltway gives a damn.

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco...

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