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post Jan 6 2006, 08:55 PM
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WHAT'S NEW Robert L. Park Friday, 6 Jan 06 Washington, DC

"After having some business dealings with men, I am occasionally chagrined,
and feel as if I had done some wrong, and it is hard to forget the ugly circumstance.
I see that such intercourse long continued would make one thoroughly prosaic, hard,
and coarse. But the longest intercourse with Nature, though in her rudest moods, does
not thus harden and make coarse. A hard, sensible man whom we liken to a rock is
indeed much harder than a rock. From hard, coarse, insensible men with whom I have
no sympathy, I go to commune with the rocks, whose hearts are comparatively soft."

- Henry David Thoreau, November 15, 1853

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post Jan 7 2006, 12:15 AM
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Actually, as I recall, Gore's original plan was simply to "inspire schoolchildren" with continuous video views of Earth -- the climate instruments were added at the insistence of NASA's science advisors and the National Academy of Sciences (which did an official appraisal of Triana's sciencce value in its revised form). While Gore's original idea strikes me as moronic, those other experiments ARE important, and I hope they're added as piggybacks to the other solar astronomy satellites scheduled to be hung soon at the L-1 Sun-Earth point. In fact, I think it's time for us to start raising hell on the subject, since otherwise this is unlikely to be done under this stinkbomb of an administration.
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- ljk4-1   DSCOVR   Jan 6 2006, 08:55 PM
- - BruceMoomaw   Actually, as I recall, Gore's original plan wa...   Jan 7 2006, 12:15 AM
- - gpurcell   Repeat After Me: TRIANA MUST FLY ON SHUTTLE ...   Jan 7 2006, 12:26 AM
|- - Bob Shaw   It seems a bit, well, daft, to have a 100% built s...   Jan 7 2006, 12:37 AM
|- - ljk4-1   QUOTE (gpurcell @ Jan 6 2006, 07:26 PM)Repeat...   Jan 7 2006, 02:53 AM
|- - gpurcell   You misunderstand that document. That is the OIG ...   Jan 7 2006, 03:25 AM
- - Richard Trigaux   There are two distinct issues about this satellite...   Jan 7 2006, 09:07 AM
- - djellison   A short study should be made to see if it can be l...   Jan 7 2006, 11:07 AM
|- - ljk4-1   An interesting bit of trivia I just learned from t...   Feb 1 2006, 08:32 PM
|- - Richard Trigaux   What I think is that, even before sad or stupid po...   Feb 2 2006, 09:44 AM
- - djellison   But - if you have the promise that a mission will ...   Feb 2 2006, 09:53 AM
|- - dtolman   This project might have a future after all. Nasawa...   Jul 24 2009, 07:44 PM
|- - tedstryk   That would be great! As an image junkie, I wa...   Jul 24 2009, 08:13 PM
|- - ugordan   Well, there's always this in the meantime.   Jul 24 2009, 09:31 PM
- - Paolo   I apologize for resurrecting this topic: Triana Sa...   May 6 2011, 07:22 PM
|- - Explorer1   Just found this while looking for spacecraft alrea...   Jan 3 2013, 02:53 AM
- - Eyesonmars   It is not clear if a real time full color feed of ...   Jan 4 2013, 01:01 AM
|- - Explorer1   Yes, the technology has gotten a lot smaller and m...   Jan 4 2013, 03:51 AM
- - scalbers   Here's an update from late last year at the li...   Apr 18 2014, 06:20 PM
- - Explorer1   Early 2015 launch (finally): http://spaceref.com/...   Oct 1 2014, 04:42 PM
- - djellison   Whole spacecraft? No. But some of the RapidScat h...   Oct 1 2014, 06:49 PM
- - katodomo   QUOTE (Explorer1 @ Oct 1 2014, 06:42 PM) ...   Oct 1 2014, 10:19 PM
- - djellison   Currently scheduled for Jan 19th. http://spacefli...   Oct 2 2014, 01:45 AM
- - Dan Delany   DSCOVR has arrived at the Cape for testing and fue...   Nov 21 2014, 07:12 PM
- - Dan Delany   DSCOVR launch has been rescheduled to Feb. 8, 2015...   Jan 24 2015, 07:30 PM

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