- May 24, 1962 - Scott Carpenter on the Way to Mercury-Atlas 7 Launch Site
Astronaut Scott Carpenter walks to the launch site to begin the Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7) mission on May 24, 1962. Carpenter's Aurora 7 capsule lifted off aboard an Atlas rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 7:45 a.m. EST, May 24. Carpenter was the fourth American in space and second American to orbit Earth.
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How many mistakes can a campaign make and still have the candidate considered as a front runner 2016 elections? I would enjoy the comedy of it all if it weren’t for the fact that she is still being considered as … Continue reading
Excellent piece by Varad Mehta over at The Federalist. Don’t Let The Wookiee Kill An Open Society. Prepare to spend more than a couple of minutes on this one, and put on your critical thinking hats. He makes some great … Continue reading
Happy Birthday to our Corps. From the yardarms of the Revolutionary War through to current operations around the globe our Corps has served this country. Today we mark our 239 birthday. From humble beginnings in a small tavern in Philadelphia, … Continue reading
The boys and girls at Ranger Up, have come up with a new video that points to something that we have all struggled with in our lives. I think it is worth the time to watch, and a good reminder … Continue reading
31 years ago today, we woke up to the fact that over 200 of my fellow Marines were killed by a truck bomb. A truck bomb…now we have the “fancy” term Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED). In accordance with … Continue reading
There seems to be a lot going on in the world recently. We could spend hours talking about the Bergdahl swap, or Hillary’s comments regarding domestic terrorists, or Obama’s non-comments about anything meaningful. What does Cantor’s loss in the Virginia … Continue reading
It is commencement time in the US. Every year, speakers have an opportunity to bore the audiences with an inspirational / educational message at higher education establishments across the nation. An exception to the rule this year seems to be … Continue reading
NY Times, bestselling author Larry Correia put together one of those “tough” messages today on the realities of life. This one was prompted by current events in Nigeria and Hollywood. It’s worth 10 minutes of your time to read it. … Continue reading
A little long video below but, nice illustration of common failures in your situational awareness.