Links: | Mission Status Report |March 12 (Day 71, Strait): Orbiter Columbia landed successfully at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida and completed the STS-109 Mission. Touchdown was: Main gear at 4:31/51 EST (0931/51 GMT) and nose gear at 4:32/01 EST (0932/01 GMT). Wheel stop was at 4:33/09 EST (0933/09 GMT). It was the 58th landing at in Florida, where 58 stands for a Levite, and it was the 14th night landing in Florida, where 14 stands for the Passover.
Landing was on March 12th, for authority. And it was Day 71, for a strait. Israel, which is situated like a strait between the Mediterranean and the Arabs, is in a straight now as it is pressured by the US on one side and the Palestinians on the other. The West Bank concessions have made Israel into an even thinner strait.
Links: | Mission Status Report |March 9 (Day 68, Serving in Edom): The repairs on the Hubble Space Telescope were completed, and it was redeployed at 5:04 EST over the Atlantic. The repairs required 5 spacewalks on 5 consecutive days.
Links: | Mission Status Report | Pictures |March 3 (Day 62, The End): The Hubble Space Telescope was captured at 4:31 AM EST (0931 GMT) and latched into the payload bay of the Orbiter Columbia. Astronauts will now be able to perform the service modifications planned for the mission.
NASA's week-end meetings on the problem with the Freon Coolant Loop indicates that debris was probably left in the coolant lines after the Orbiter mods in California. This is a common problem after such mods, which goes back many years. The debris in the lines corresponds to the spots on the lens of telescope in the Mission Patch. The hurricane-like symbol represents a Freon Coolant Loop pump as well as Typhoon Mitag, which is now just east of the Philippines with 105 knot winds. Mitag was upgraded to a typhoon on the day of Launch of STS-109.
Links: | Space.Com | AP | Shuttle Status Report | Mission Status Report | Photos | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |March 1 (Day 60, Worldly Production): NASA successfully launched STS-109 at 6:22/02 AM EST (1122/02 GMT) from Kennedy Space Center, Florida at dawn. It was the first launch attended by the new NASA Administrator, Sean O'Keefe. After the successful launch, O'Keefe congratulated the launch team from the Firing Room. He introduced Department of Defense brass who came with him by saying that both NASA and DOD were doing the same job. Rear Admiral John Stufflebeam from the Pentagon is shown at the left of the upper left photo.
To prove they had not forgotten O'Keefe's Louisiana
background, the weather angels painted O'Keefe's face over Louisiana after
the launch (lower left photo).
God always picks the right man for the job, however, and O'Keefe had no sooner arrived at NASA than the first accounting scandal hit. In a government audit yesterday NASA was cited for financial reporting problems. The accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, was unable to complete the NASA audit because of incomplete documentation from NASA. O'Keefe blamed the problem on changing the accounting standard. Consequently, NASA will not know until late summer how much it will cost to complete the International Space Station. In the computer age that seems a little odd. But then, computers can only read numbers that actually exist. Apparently, accountants have the same problem.
Regarding the Freon Coolant Loop problem, the symbol that resembles a hurricane in the eye of the telescope can also be the symbol for a Freon Coolant Loop pump. And the symbol can also represent a hook for grappling. The cyclone in the Pacific, Mitag (ME-tok), meaning "my eyes," increased to 70 knots today. So the symbol is quite popular.
What may appear to be a neat idea for those who want to combine NASA and DOD is already meeting divine intervention. The Lord knows these people don't know what they are doing. The civilian side of the country cannot merge with the military. The culture is different on purpose. God made them different in His Sovereign Design, or Divine Decrees. Accountants don't launch rockets.
Links: | Space.Com | Shuttle Status Report | Hubble Space Telescope | History |February 27 (Day 58, Levite): The Launch of STS-109 is scheduled for February 28, 2002 at 6:48 AM EST (1148 GMT) with a Launch window of 64 minutes. The NASA STS-109 Mission will service the Hubble Space Telescope. The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) and the NICMOS Cooling System (NCS) will be installed, and the solar arrays and power distribution system will be replaced. This is the fourth Hubble servicing mission since it was first launched aboard STS-31 on April 24, 1990. The Launch Countdown started February 25th.
Spot: A spot represents the impurity, guilt, or suffering from sin. A spot represents adultery or that which adulterates, taints, stains, makes impure (Lev. 13:2, 4, 19, 23-28, 38-39; 14:56-57; Job 31:7; Eph. 5:27; 1 Tim. 6:14; Ja. 1:27; 1 Pet. 1:19). The color of the spot and location reveal its meaning.None of these symbols in the eye are good signs. Spots on the lens warp and obstruct the picture of the eye. An eye should be clear and in focus. Regarding the star, the Grammy Awards, which recognize stars in the music industry, will be presented tonight. Another symbol in the eye of the telescope resembles a hurricane, a galaxy may, or a meat hook. Tropical Storm 02W, later named Mitag, formed yesterday and reached tropical storm status today in the northwest Pacific. The name, Mitag (ME-tok), is a woman's name which means "my eyes." This corresponds to the eye of the lens of the telescope in the patch.
Star: The star is a symbol of great and sudden brilliance in a person's life (Rev. 2:28; 22:16, 2 Pet. 1:19; Nu. 24:17; Matt. 2:2): Jews - (Gen. 15:5; Heb. 11:12); Pastors - (Rev. 1:20); Resurrection Body - (1 Cor. 15:41; Dan. 12:3); Satan - (Isa. 14:12-13; Rev. 12:4); Reversionists - (Jude 13). The brilliance may come from God or Satan, but is seldom due to personal ability. The pentagram represents a giant, such as Baal.
Red - suffering, worry, fear, inflamed, anger, raw wound (Exodus 21:25; Isaiah 1:6; 30:27)
Blue - self-righteous, cold, bruised (Exodus 21:25; Job 9:17; Isaiah 30:26)
White - sanctification, infection, welt, bloodless, therefore lifeless (Exodus 4:6; Leviticus 13:18-20; Job 7:5)
Black - darkness, death (Job 30:30; Song of Solomon 1:5-6)
Yesterday, an Egyptian building collapsed and killed 5 brides just hours before their weddings. The exploding mirror on the STS-109 Mission patch symbolizes the collapse of the building that killed the brides. The building collapsed in Damietta at 31 N., for an evil king, and 31 E. The Hubble Space Telescope was launched on STS-31.
In order to replace the power distribution system, Hubble power will be turned off and the telescope will effectively be dead during the operation.