Many folks would like to see us back on the Moon and developing its resources.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

January 17, 2006

Good evening,

The New Horizons launch scrubbed.
Waiting for the New Horizons launch. Several delays due to winds. Will see
if it gets off while writing this.
Now delay because of DSN network at Antigua.
New time 19:50 Z (2:50 PM EST)
New time 20:05 Z
New time 20:23 Z
Red line monitor - launch scrubbed today. :-(

Well that was earlier today while writing another e-mail.

Window opens eight minutes earlier tomorrow and weather will still be a

So a small wait to get to Pluto, 2015.

Will we be on the Moon by then?

If you put together a spacecraft in orbit around Earth, one module at a
time, will the winds in Florida be a problem? Will a day or two wait for
the next module be a problem? Will the suspense be something the 6:00 PM
news pick up on?

Was the count down on your TV?

Did you have to compete with a game station using the TV or was it even on?

How do we get the rest of the World excited about going to space?

Times have changed. When I was young, and listened to the RADIO, I used my
imagination to fly with Sky King and sent in for my decoder ring.

Now you have High Definition TV, digital cameras, and cell phones in every

You can listen on your iPod or Mp3 player to your favorite music or Podcast.

What do we fill these mediums with?

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I watched the history of the Barbie Doll and the making of Mattel. How do
you compete with two dolls a second being sold around the World?
There are some empty space holders below.

What information or entertainment writings would you fill them with?

What would help your neighbors get there kids into science classes to
prepare them for a lunar enterprise?

What written word will grip your gut and cause you to dream about the stars?
(If I was drawing a cartoon they would be made up of incomplete lines that
your brain would be caught up in completing. How do I paint a word picture
that catches your imagination and takes you to the Moon?)

In its day, Pioneer 10 was the fastest manmade object to leave Earth.
Pioneer 10 was launched on 2 March 1972 on top of an Atlas/Centaur/TE364-4
launch vehicle. The launch marked the first use of the Atlas-Centaur as a
three-stage launch vehicle. The third stage was required to rocket Pioneer
10 to the speed of 51,810 kilometers per hour (32,400 mph) needed for the
flight to Jupiter. This made Pioneer the fastest manmade object to leave the
Earth, fast enough to pass the Moon in 11 hours and to cross the Mars orbit,
about 80 million kilometers (50 million miles) away, in just 12 weeks.

Hopefully tomorrow you will see a new record set.

KSC-06PD-0076 (01/16/2006) --- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. – On Complex 41 at
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the Atlas V expendable launch vehicle with
the New Horizons spacecraft settles into position with the launcher
umbilical tower on the pad. The liftoff is scheduled for 1:24 p.m. EST Jan.
17. After its launch aboard the Atlas V, the compact, 1,050-pound
piano-sized probe will get a boost from a kick-stage solid propellant motor
for its journey to Pluto. New Horizons will be the fastest spacecraft ever
launched, reaching lunar orbit distance in just nine hours and passing
Jupiter 13 months later.


The Planetary Report

Thanks for looking up with me.

Larry Kellogg

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