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Ode to Apollo 11 and the joy of discovery

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NASA, Eat your heart out.

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Anonymous said: If Dwight Eisenhower were a politician today do you think he would still be a Republican?

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I think the better question is if Dwight Eisenhower and Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford were in politics today, would they have allowed batshit crazy extremists who have NO chance of ever winning a national election to hijack the Republican Party? 

No, they would not have allowed that.  Because Eisenhower, Hoover, Nixon, and Ford were leaders.  And the GOP doesn’t have any leaders right now.  That’s why hey have to have a 15-person Royal Rumble every four years to decide on their Presidential nominee.  That’s why they haven’t elected a President not named “Bush” since 1984 — 1984!  If JFK hadn’t been assassinated, he would have been 67 years old in 1984 — the same age Hillary Clinton will be this year.  That’s the last time the Republicans nominated someone not named “Bush” who could win a Presidential election.  And the most reasonable of the rumored 2016 GOP contenders is the guy with that same last name, too.

The question isn’t if so-and-so would be a Republican if they were around today; it is who does the Republican Party belong to?  What does it stand for?  What country does it really believe it represents?  Where is Lincoln’s Republican Party?  Where is Theodore Roosevelt’s Republican Party?  Eisenhower’s Republican Party?  Hell, where is NIXON’s Republican Party?  Because I don’t know many people who today’s GOP represents, and I’m certainly not close with anybody who represents today’s Republican Party because those aren’t the type of people I surround myself with.  The GOP had an identity that I might not have agreed with, but I respected it and Republicans could be proud of it.  They were the party which helped make Civil Rights a reality — not just with Lincoln, but by delivering the votes that LBJ needed in 1964 and 1965 to offset the Southern Democrats.  Today, if the GOP has an identity — and they don’t, I don’t know what they truly stand for, I just know what they are adamantly opposed to — it’s that they are the dysfunctional family that thinks Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Scott Walker, and Rick Santorum are viable contenders for the Presidency.

So, this is a long way of saying, yes, Dwight Eisenhower would be a Republican if he were active in politics today.  Why?  Because Dwight Eisenhower was a warrior and a true leader.  Dwight Eisenhower believed in himself, in his ideals, and in this country and the American people.  And if Dwight Eisenhower were around today, he’d take charge of the Republican Party, clear out the crazies, stand his ground, and say, "I am a Republican.  This is what the Republican Party represents.  And you — Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Scott Walker, Rick Santorum, Jim DeMint, Mike Lee, Cory Gardner, Raul Labrador, Dan Burton, David Vitter, Michele Bachmann, Tim Scott, Eric Cantor, etc, etc, etc — are NOT Republicans. Give us back our party so we can make our country work again."

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- December 17th, 1903: The Wright Brothers embarked on their historic first flight- April 12th, 1961: Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space- July 20th, 1969: Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first ambassadors from Earth to walk on the moonTake a moment to realize the impressive strides our species have made in such a short period of time. It only took human beings 58 years to go from our first flight in 1903 to sending the first person into orbit. In less than a decade after Gagarin’s historic foray into orbit, Apollo 11 was able to successfully leave the confines of our home planet, land on the lunar surface, and safely return home. Since that “small step,” astronauts have learned how to spend long durations in space. Right now, today, there are six individuals from various nations working together, studying together, and surviving together aboard the International Space Station.http://www.howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com/Doubling NASA’s budget to $37.5 billion would raise it to one percent of the total U.S. annual budget — or a penny for every tax dollar. Such funding would ensure that NASA’s initiatives, including manned and unmanned missions, continue to advance our understanding of the cosmos and produce scientific and technological breakthroughs that have tangible and positive impacts on daily life back home on Earth.Imagine what could be done with a full penny.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moa-ies4bPwWatch the video. Write Congress. Spread the word. http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

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- December 17th, 1903: The Wright Brothers embarked on their historic first flight
- April 12th, 1961: Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space
- July 20th, 1969: Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first ambassadors from Earth to walk on the moon

Take a moment to realize the impressive strides our species have made in such a short period of time. It only took human beings 58 years to go from our first flight in 1903 to sending the first person into orbit. In less than a decade after Gagarin’s historic foray into orbit, Apollo 11 was able to successfully leave the confines of our home planet, land on the lunar surface, and safely return home. Since that “small step,” astronauts have learned how to spend long durations in space. Right now, today, there are six individuals from various nations working together, studying together, and surviving together aboard the International Space Station.

http://www.howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com/

Doubling NASA’s budget to $37.5 billion would raise it to one percent of the total U.S. annual budget — or a penny for every tax dollar. Such funding would ensure that NASA’s initiatives, including manned and unmanned missions, continue to advance our understanding of the cosmos and produce scientific and technological breakthroughs that have tangible and positive impacts on daily life back home on Earth.

Imagine what could be done with a full penny.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moa-ies4bPw

Watch the video. Write Congress. Spread the word. 
http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

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Tumblr Tuesday: Beyond Earth Day
Illustrated LunarFirst there was soft grunge. Then there was passive pastel grunge. Stay ahead of the game with moon grunge.
Cosmos on TVNeil deGrasse Tyson visits every star in the universe in this 70 sextillion part series from Fox and National Geographic.
For All MankindNASA’s bright-eyed social media contributor finds space stuff floating around on Tumblr and takes photos of space stations using his iPhone.
Penny 4 NASANASA’s annual budget is only a half penny on your tax dollar. Penny 4 NASA challenges you to imagine what we could do with a full penny. A small price compared to the eight pennies you dropped on the sidewalk this week and were too lazy to pick up. 
UTC Clarence T. Jones ObservatoryNot just for Tennesseans anymore! Staff and volunteers of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga keep the public informed of all the most recent space news. 
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Tumblr Tuesday: Beyond Earth Day

Illustrated Lunar
First there was soft grunge. Then there was passive pastel grunge. Stay ahead of the game with moon grunge.

Cosmos on TV
Neil deGrasse Tyson visits every star in the universe in this 70 sextillion part series from Fox and National Geographic.

For All Mankind
NASA’s bright-eyed social media contributor finds space stuff floating around on Tumblr and takes photos of space stations using his iPhone.

Penny 4 NASA
NASA’s annual budget is only a half penny on your tax dollar. Penny 4 NASA challenges you to imagine what we could do with a full penny. A small price compared to the eight pennies you dropped on the sidewalk this week and were too lazy to pick up. 

UTC Clarence T. Jones Observatory
Not just for Tennesseans anymore! Staff and volunteers of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga keep the public informed of all the most recent space news. 

Photo via For All Mankind