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NASA STS-109 Mission

NASA STS-109 Mission Patch

Landing | Hubble Repairs Complete | Hubble Captured
Launch | Launch Delay #1 | Launch Countdown |

Landing

STS-109 Landing, KSC, NASA, 3-12-02, 0431 EST

Landing

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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.

Conclusion

After repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, the STS-109 Mission concluded with a landing in Florida.  Landing was at 0431/51 EST (0931/51 GMT).  The 04 stands for weakness because the twin sonic booms woke up everyone in Central Florida at 4:31 AM.  The 09 GMT corresponds to the meaning of the number of STS-109, for the Plagues of Egypt.  Egyptian President Hosi Mubarak visited the US during the mission to symbolize the curses of Egypt.  The number, 31, stands for an evil king.  Vice President Cheney was headed to the Middle East today to round up support for military action against Saddam Hussein, and Yasser Arafat's terrorists are proving unfit for civilization.  The number, 51, stands for arrogance.  It doesn't get much worse than the number string 09 - 31 - 51.  The Orbiter Columbia finally came to rest at 0933/09 GMT, which begins and ends with 9 as if to make the point about the number from beginning to end with the number, 33, for the purifying Judgment the Holy Spirit, in the middle.  It's like golf.  Only God could hit a 9-iron.

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.

Hubble Repairs Complete

Repairs Complete

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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.

Conclusion

The repairs of the Hubble Space Telescope on STS-109 were completed on March 9th, for the Plagues of Egypt.  The event was heralded by a plot of severe weather reports last night that formed the image of an astronaut.

Hubble Captured

Hubble Space Telescope, 3-3-02, NASA

Hubble Captured

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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.

Conclusion

The first major milestone in the STS-109 Mission was accomplished with the capture of the Hubble Space Telescope at 4:31 AM EST.  The number, 31, stands for an evil king.  The Hubble Space Telescope was launched on STS-31.  Yesterday, Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, arrived in Washington, DC for meetings with President Bush tomorrow.  STS-109 stands for the production of the Plagues of Egypt.  Service modifications will be performed on Hubble while President Mubarak is visiting the USA.  Cursing awaits those who depend upon Egypt for help (Isaiah 31:1).  Today was March 3rd, for the Justice of the Holy Spirit, and Day 62, for the end.  It was the end of some of the worn out Hubble components.

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.

Launch

O'Keefe, DOD, STS-109 Launch, 3-1-02, NASA O'Keefe, STS-109 Launch, 3-1-02, NASA STS-109 Launch, 3-1-02, 1122 GMT

Launch

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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).
 

O'Keefe and weather 3-1-02, 1715 GMT, PSC O'Keefe, STS-109 Launch, 3-1-02, NASA O'Keefe, STS-109 Launch, 3-1-02, NASA
After launch a degraded flow rate was noticed in Freon Coolant Loop #1 on the port (left) side of the Orbiter Columbia.  Although the flow rate is within acceptable limits, if it degrades further, mission managers will cut the mission short and bring the Orbiter back.  A meeting is scheduled for tomorrow to address the problem.

Conclusion

The first launch of 2002 was at 6:22/02 AM EST where 22 stands for cursing, and 2 stands for divine division, which is the meaning of the year, 2002.  STS-109 stands for the production of the Plagues of Egypt.  The launch was at dawn on March 1, for unity.  The new NASA Administrator, Sean O'Keefe, wants to combine NASA and DOD to eliminate overlap.  It was Day 60, for worldly production.  It was the beginning of a new day for O'Keefe.  Although the launch went flawlessly and the weather angels even opened up the clouds for launch, the signs of cursing were overwhelming - 2, 22, 2002, 109, 60.  Even the number, 1, was associated with O'Keefe's plan to consolidate NASA and DOD, which can't be done.

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.

Launch Delay #1

Launch Delay #1

February 27 (Day 58, Levite):  The Launch of STS-109 was delayed until March 1st at 6:22 AM with a 62 minute launch window due to a forecast of cold weather and high winds.

Conclusion

Launch was scheduled for February 28th, Day 59, where 59 stands for Simeon criminality.  The region of Louisiana represents the tribe of Simeon.  This was to be the first launch for the new NASA Administrator, Sean O'Keefe, who is from Louisiana.  O'Keefe was coming with Department of Defense honchos to begin taking over the civilian space program, but the weather angels delayed the launch with a cosmic stronghold of cold weather in honor of February 28th.  Thus, O'Keefe's intentions and destiny took an unexpected turn.  This is an example of divine providence.

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.

Launch Countdown

Launch Countdown

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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.

Mission Patch

The STS-109 Mission patch shows spots and symbols in the eye of the telescope and a mirror reflecting the glory of the STS-109 Mission.  The oval patch is also in the shape of a mirror.  A mirror symbolizes the Right Woman (1 Corinthians 11:7), and the barrel of the telescope symbolizes the Right Man.  The mirror is surrounded by an explosion, and the eye of the telescope is filled with debris and spots.  An eye is the symbol of grace, but spots in the eye symbolize health problems from divine punishment (Matthew 6:22-23).  Hypocrites notice the specks in the eyes of others but do not see the beam of wood (or splinter) in their own eyes (Matthew 7:3-5).   The meanings of the symbols and colors in the telescope eye are:
SpotA 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.
StarThe 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)

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.

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.

Conclusion

The STS-109 Mission is to service the Hubble Space Telescope.  Hubble launches always bring trouble.  They are called, "Hubble trouble" by the locals.  The number, 109, stands for the production of the Plagues of Egypt.  A building collapsed in Egypt during the Launch Countdown and killed 5 brides before their weddings.  The building was at 31 N., for an evil king, and 31 E.  Hubble was launched on STS-31.  The STS-109 Mission patch contains a mirror, which symbolizes the Right Woman, and the barrel of the telescope, which symbolizes the Right Man.

In order to replace the power distribution system, Hubble power will be turned off and the telescope will effectively be dead during the operation.

Author:  Larry Wood