Links: | NASA Return to Flight | AP | CBS |September 8 (Day 251, Arrogance): NASA released it's Implementation Plan for Return to Flight and Beyond. The 156-page plan is NASA's proposal for compliance with the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) recommendations for return to flight. The release of the plan just two weeks after the release of the CAIB final report indicates that NASA was following closely the work of the CAIB. But it is also a testimony to the high-level, generic content of the plan. What's more, NASA's return to flight target date is March 11, 2004. The ambitious return to flight date combined with the generic plan is the first clue that safety has already taken a back seat to operations.
It is doubtful that NASA could implement the CAIB's recommendations in three years, let alone 6 months. Of course, NASA's approach is to implement the CAIB recommendations after the return to flight. The only problem will be to make sure that all safety-critical issues are addressed before flight, which will be impossible before beginning the processing to meet a March 2004 launch.
To begin with an implementation plan is to skip the difficult issues such as new management policy, staffing, and strategy. While it is not without sidewalk superintendents, NASA has a severe shortage of leaders. The promotion of former astronauts into leadership positions has never been successful, and bureaucracies do not breed leaders. Astronauts just aren't trained in engineering and management. They are brilliant operators but poor engineers. But, even if NASA were ready to meet the next challenge, it will ultimately fail because the Space Shuttle will eventually fail again. The high-energy system just has too thin a margin of safety. There may be 25 or 50 flights before the next failure, but it will happen in spite of the best laid plans of mice and men.
The angels had a unique response the the release of the professional, politically correct NASA return to flight plan. They brought out a somewhat rare lizard, a Southeaster Five-lined Skink. Although the lizard is native to Florida, it is very difficult to photograph. This one was happy to pose in the afternoon Sun just outside Kennedy Space Center. The skink has 5 stripes, the number for a giant, such as Baal. The skink symbolizes Baal. The scales of the skink represent the tiles of the NASA Orbiter. There were originally 5 Orbiters before two were destroyed. In Spiritual Warfare, the five giants have to be killed. So, NASA is in a Spiritual crisis.
Links: | Ha'aretz |Ahmed Qureia, the speaker of the Palestinian parliament, accepted Yasser Arafat's nomination as Prime Minister. Qureia, also known as Abu Ala, is predicted to be less effective than the previous failure whom he will replace.
The image of an elephant on the weather map stretched from Montana to Arizona and another was over the Pacific northwest. An image that resembled an owl stretched from Montana to Arizona. An elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal.
Links: | Weather |Hurricane Isabel is in the eastern Atlantic. It is moving west northwest at 12 knots with 110 knot winds. Isabel is the same as Jezebel (1 Kings 16:31). Jezebel was the leader of the priests of Baal.
NASA released a 156-page return to flight plan, where 56 is for soldiers or astronauts dropping like dung in the open field, which happened to the Columbia astronauts. The ambitious plan was released on September 8th, for the new birth. It was Day 251, for arrogance. The angels outside Kennedy Space Center proclaimed the release of the report with a five-lined skink, the symbol of Baal, the enemy of Marriage. NASA's biggest problem is Marriage Culture. The five stripes of the skink are the sign of a giant, such as Baal. There were originally 5 orbiters, and now there are 3. The pattern is that they represent 5 giants, which are being systematically destroyed. In the cycles of agriculture or business, the old must be plowed under to make way for the new. NASA is still riding an old horse.
A weather elephant stretched from Montana to Arizona, which is the symbol of operation footstool. This is a sign of the Second Advent, just as was the breakup of Columbia during its return from orbit.
Yasser Arafat nominated another Prime Minister. All the time that President Bush invested with the previous Prime Minister was for naught. It is now water over the dam.
Hurricane Isabel has strengthened to 110 knots. Isabel is the same as Jezebel. No sooner had there been a great Spiritual victory, such as Elijah's victory over the prophets of Baal, than Jezebel, the woman in the King's palace, counterattacked.