- 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.
Category Archives: Current Events
So here’s video that would be considered alarmist, extreme, and probably “racist” in many circles. I wanted to drop it in here for a several reasons. Historical context. There are some things that we tend to forget about the middle … Continue reading
And so the 2014-2015 season comes to an end. It ends with the Hawks shutting out the Lightning for a game six win. There are a lot of good stories out there about the game, and the individual stories surrounding … 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
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
Another recent analysis from Active Response. This time an interesting change in tactics and approach of your active shooter. Did you know that there was a gunman loose in Paris? Mobile Killers | Active Response Training.
It has been almost a year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Recently the police report on the incident was released. Over at Active Response training, Greg has broken out some of the highlights of the report and … Continue reading
It has been 34 years since the fall of the US Embassy in Tehran. While that is an event that many of us have placed in the dustbins of history, we received a reminder of the event as “tens of … Continue reading