Friday, July 8, 2011

Space Shuttle Atlantis's Last Launch: A Look Back At The Most Historic Images
OV designation OV-104
Country United States
Contract award 29 January 1979
Named after RV Atlantis
Status Active
First flight STS-51-J
3–7 October 1985
Last flight STS-135
8- 20 July 2011
Number of missions 32
Crews 191
Time spent in space 293 days, 18 hours, 29 minutes, 37 seconds as of STS-132
Number of orbits 4,648
Distance travelled 120,650,907 miles (194,168,813 km) as of STS-132[1]
Satellites deployed 14
Mir dockings 7
ISS dockings 11

~Watch The Shuttle Launch Live
#STS135 Atlantis' launch, seen from above through the window of a Shuttle Training Aircraft. ~Hat Tweet @fofalex

BP oil spill, Katrina/Federal Flood show that we need a technology of thoughtfulness~Fred Commoner

The Big Uneasy Still Rolling Along: to Screen in Five California Theaters
~Also~Harry Shearer Talks About Tearing Down the Army Corps of Engineers in The Big Uneasy~SF Weekly

Up-Close Look at Louisiana’s Disappearing Marshes
~National Geographic

Not self-evident: Our founding documents weren’t created equal
~Mark Moseley, The Lens

I sense a bunch of pissed off Chalmations are digging dirt on Judge Ginger here on Slabbed.

New Orleans public hospital board scraps federal financing request with HUD, facing opposition

Jindal orders state worker hiring freeze ~Michelle Millhollon

Pedicab policies approved by New Orleans City Council

Causeway again ''world's longest bridge''~WWL

Plant sale Saturday at City Park features roses

2011 New Orleans French Film Festival viewers guide

Meet five Nola fashion bloggers ~~Susan Langenhennig

Leaving Las Vegas...Thank God!
~He Said/She Said NOLA

Beasts and Brass with a Shot of Fernet Branca~Blackened Out

~Hat Tweet Encierro 7/9 @ 8 AM SHARP from 600 S Peters. It's FREE. Wear white & red. Get there by 7 AM. Bring a friend.
After running with the bulls all morning Saturday you should go home and take a siesta so you don't miss out on the third annual Fiesta de Pantalones! Featuring the Latin boogaloo sounds of 2011 Big Easy Award Winner for Best Latin Band Los Po-Boy-Citos and a full tapas menu ... more info

New Orleans Airlift Kickstarts Swoon's Musical House

~Dithyrambalina will be a house designed as an interactive instrument intended to host visiting artists and neighborhood block parties.
New Orleans Airlift recently turned to the online fundraising site Kickstarter to help off-set the costs of construction. According to Airlift director Delaney Martin, “It’s turned out to be a really nice way to let people know about our project,” and, after unexpectedly being featured as the site’s “Project of the Day,” Kickstarter has generated interested among people who might not have known about it otherwise.

Black Feather Big Chief Lionel Delpit has become an ancestor
~Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame

1 comment:

Ima Wizer said...

Seriously, WHAT can be done to BP? There must be something we can do to get those bastards to pay their fair share? One thing is to boycott everything they own in this country (and i have been) and post that over and over until people remember not to do business with the likes of Seven-Eleven stores, Subway, etc.???? Get the word out! BOYCOTT the fuckers!