Saturday, September 24, 2011

Update - NASA: Satellite Might Hit U.S.

Just when you thought you were safe from falling space junk, NASA went back on its earlier statement that the falling satellite would not hit North America. Debris from the school-bus-size research satellite might hit the U.S. after all, NASA says, though its path remains highly unpredictable. The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite has slowed its descent, and because it orbits the earth every hour and a half, a slight change in its reentry time will change its landing zone by thousands of miles. Still, the odds of debris hitting a person are 1 in 3,200.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hurricane Irene

‎"Presence of mind and courage in distressAre more than armies to procure success."During the hurricane,Irene, I made my own entertainment by trying to come up with a "tableaux vivant". This is the self-portrait I now deem suitable for hanging!

Exclusive photo of first pieces of NASA satellite crash to earth! to open and click again to enlarge.
Despite being pretty sure that the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS, will re-enter the atmosphere sometime Friday, U.S. time, Mark Matney of NASA's Orbital Debris team told CNN there is no way to know where it will fall.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

How Carl Found "Knowledge"

Bought it from him in Mattituck,N.Y.

Decided to name it "Knowledge" because the

rear rack can hold books, and when I take

them along on a ride, I plan to read.

(about bikes? naaah, metaphysics I'm sure)

Starting to "trick it out" here with these.

Need a vintage bullet-style headlight and

rocket tail light, Wald foldable rear baskets.

Looking for leads. Tried eBay and Craigslist.

New Bontrager seat...awesome comfortable ride!

Night Riding with a side of photography

11:30 p.m. launch.
Heading for Carle Place and Mineola

More details about my new (old) bike

coming soon.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Susan Benson is stunning!

The latest video clip on the right was recorded with my new Vixia camcorder. Unfortunately, the ".mov" files have to be converted before I can edit in Windows Movie Maker and there is substantial degrading of the quality. I used to have Sony Vegas software installed, but I need to upgrade matters before my computer can handle such large files. The typical session photographed in the studio may be typical, but Susan Benson makes it stunning!