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Posts Made By: K. Michael Malolepszy

September 4, 2002 06:24 AM Forum: Eyepieces

end caps for 9mm T1 Nagler - where to get?

Posted By K. Michael Malolepszy


Folks,

I have a 9mm T1 Nagler with no endcaps. Does anyone know where I can buy some for it?

K. Michael M.

September 4, 2002 06:25 AM Forum: TeleVue

9mm T1 Nagler endcaps - where to get?

Posted By K. Michael Malolepszy

Folks,

I have a 9mm T1 Nagler with no endcaps. Does anyone know where I can buy some for it?

K. Michael M.

September 5, 2002 06:16 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

end caps for 9mm T1 Nagler - where to get?

Posted By K. Michael Malolepszy


Folks,

I have a 9mm T1 Nagler with no endcaps. Does anyone know where I can buy some for it?

K. Michael M.

November 8, 2002 10:33 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Apollo as a Hoax (not!)

Posted By K. Michael Malolepszy

With the recent story about aerospace writer Jim Oberg being commissioned by NASA to do a book documenting how the Apollo missions were actually done - and not faked (see

http://story.news.yahoo.com/fc?cid=34&tmpl=fc&in=Science&cat=Astronomy_and_Space_News )

you might be getting questions from people about how we know Apollo was real. So, here are some web resources...

Bad Astronomy in that FOX-TV Moon Hoax show (general)

http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/tv/foxapollo.html

Great semi-technical site for moon hoax refutation
(general)

http://www.clavius.org/

Moon Hoax? (general oeverview of "hoax" claims):

http://pirlwww.lpl.arizona.edu/~jscotti/NOT_faked/

http://www.redzero.demon.co.uk/moonhoax/

http://www.apollo-hoax.co.uk/

http://www.the-indigestible.com/specials/moon.htm

http://www.seawana.com/conspiracy_apollo_hoax.php

http://pirlwww.lpl.arizona.edu/~jscotti/NOT_faked/moon.htm

http://www.business.uab.edu/cache/debunking.htm

http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mmoonhoax.html

http://pirlwww.lpl.arizona.edu/~jscotti/NOT_faked/FAQ.html

Moon rocks

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast23feb_2.htm


Strange Shadows? Apollo Moon Photos Fake? Apollo
photography:

http://www.apollo-hoax.co.uk/strangeshadows.html

http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/tv/iangoddard/moon01.htm

http://www.apollo-hoax.co.uk/strangeshadows.html

http://www.redzero.demon.co.uk/moonhoax/photography.html

http://www.hasselblad.com/company/HBSpaceFirst.asp?secId=584


Is it impossible to travel to the moon,
because of the Van Allen Belt?

http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/may2000/959341359.As.r.html

http://spider.ipac.caltech.edu/staff/waw/mad/mad19.html

http://lsda.jsc.nasa.gov/books/apollo/S2ch3.htm

Five Reasons to Believe We've Been to the Moon

http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com/15mar01/proofpositive.html

Can we see Apollo hardware on the moon?

http://www.tass-survey.org/richmond/answers/lunar_lander.html

Quick Analysis of Lunar Retroreflector Use

http://www.bga.com/~cfb/Lunar_Retroreflector_Use.html

http://www.astro.washington.edu/tmurphy/apollo/matera.pdf

http://almagest.as.utexas.edu/~rlr/dda.html

http://www.edpsciences.com/articles/astro/full/1998/11/ds1427/ds1427.html

Australian tracking and reception of signals from
Apollo on the moon

http://www.parkes.atnf.csiro.au/apollo11/tv_from_moon.html


Ham Radio Tracking of Apollo 17

http://www.svengrahn.pp.se/trackind/Apollo17/APOLLO17.htm

November 19, 2002 06:10 AM Forum: Deep Sky Observing

Leonids from Desoto, Missouri

Posted By K. Michael Malolepszy

Just got back from an impromptu Leonids party near Desoto, Mo., and I'd guess that for a period around 4:30-5:00 we were getting an average of at least 20 or so per minute over the whole sky, with many stretches of 1 per second. There were occasional bright ones, alot of dimmer ones and maybe 6 or so that were almost point sources. Well worth the trip.

Just my guess...Off to bed...luckily I work nights now...Good night!

KMM

January 29, 2003 07:22 PM Forum: Deep Sky Observing

Heavens-Above.com access

Posted By K. Michael Malolepszy


Heavens-Above.com can now be accessed at:

http://129.247.177.10/

The usual URL still appears to be down.

KMM

February 2, 2003 09:21 PM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Columbia Disaster FAQ

Posted By K. Michael Malolepszy



Columbia Disaster FAQ put together by the regulars at sci.space.shuttle (a very knowledgeable bunch):

http://www.io.com/~o_m/columbia_loss_faq.html

February 8, 2003 06:03 PM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Columbia Disaster FAQ URLs

Posted By K. Michael Malolepszy

The STS-107 Columbia Loss FAQ can be found at the following URLs:

Text-Only Version:
http://www.io.com/~o_m/columbia_loss_faq.html

Enhanced HTML Version:
http://www.io.com/~o_m/columbia_loss_faq_x.html

Aviation Week online articles about STS-107:

http://www.aviationnow.com/avnow/spSec/sts107.jsp

February 15, 2003 12:09 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Explosion on Columbia PRIOR to LOS and breakup?

Posted By K. Michael Malolepszy

Any forensic wave analysts around? I might have to run this past my seismology friends who did a talk on some of the analysis of the Kursk accident and the seismic traces it left. See

http://www.geo.arizona.edu/geophysics/faculty/wallace/RUSSIANSUB/

http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/prrl/prrl0105.html

http://www.eas.slu.edu/People/KKoper/EASA-193/2002/Lecture_20/

Just found the post below on usenet which might indicate a similiar method of getting information about the destruction of the Columbia.

K.Michael M.

---------------------------------------
From: Duncan Young (smudog@mac.com)
Subject: Explosion on Columbia PRIOR to LOS and breakup

Newsgroups: sci.space.shuttle
Date: 2003-02-14 19:10:51 PST

The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty infrasound guys here at Southern Methodist University appears to confirm that there was a single explosion over Lubbock around 07:58 CST Feb 1. The yield was equivalent to quote "a couple of pounds of TNT". This is based on signals coming in on that azimuth to the Lajitas TXAR seismic array in Big Bend, Texas.

The initial result - which hit the media today - was based on the old sketchy location and time data - thus the media reports of possible decompression of the crew compartment at breakup and disintegration location in the Texas panhandle.

After the press conference a friend and I brought up the new NASA MTL 12.1 ground track - and a revision is in process. It now seems that this explosion correlates with the tire sensor dropouts at LOS-50 (07:58:32 thru to 07:58:54) and the penultimate "Feelin' the heat"
(which for the record - I dont think Husband is saying that - but you know of what I speak..) transmission from Columbia.

Dr. Stump and Dr. Herrin run the arrays that monitor the North Koreans and thus know what the seismic (and infrasound) expression of a explosion is - so something significant happened over Lubbock. Their team did a comparison with STS-93 (similar re-entry track) - on that
mission the shuttle was undetectable from TXAR.

My guess - something in the wheel well blew up - tire or pyros as in the LaRC email or... how flammable is the hydralic fluid itsself?

For more see

(not yet updated for the new timeline)

Duncan Young

March 1, 2003 06:05 PM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Ex-President Clinton Tapped for Jury Duty

Posted By K. Michael Malolepszy

Ex-President Clinton Tapped for Jury Duty
Sat Mar 1, 3:06 PM ET

NEW YORK - Former President Bill Clinton has been tapped for jury duty.

A questionnaire designed to help defense lawyers and prosecutors select a jury for a federal attempted murder case indicated that Prospective Juror No. 142 was actually William Jefferson Clinton.

Although Clinton's name was never revealed at a hearing in federal court in Manhattan on Friday, his answers, read aloud in the courtroom, provided the giveaway.

Under previous jobs held, the respondent answered President of the United States. He also wrote that he thought he could be fair and impartial, despite his "unusual experience with the O.I.C.," or Office of Independent Counsel.


http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030301/ap_on_re_us/clinton_jury_duty_3