I recently bought tickets for The Dark Crystal ‘Returns’ – the 35yr anniversary an epic puppeteering feat returns, in 4k remastered glory, to the big screen. I have tickets for myself and my family – I’m inviting you all to join us for this event. Buy your tickets and we can meet up if you like. My tickets are for Cinemark 22, March 6 at 7pm.
Go to FathomEvents and reserve your tickets now! Then, let me know if you want to meet up at the theater!
SpaceX is targeting a Falcon 9 launch of the PAZ satellite to low-Earth orbit on Thursday, February 22 from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The instantaneous launch opportunity is at 6:17 a.m. PST, or 14:17 UTC. The satellite will be deployed approximately eleven minutes after launch.
Falcon 9’s first stage for the PAZ mission previously supported the FORMOSAT-5 mission from SLC-4E in August 2017. SpaceX will not attempt to recover Falcon 9’s first stage after launch.
Overall, I had a great time! I was a little disappointed in what was offered in the vendors hall (80% stuff availabe online-though, admittedly sold at show discounts). I was also a little disappointed in the cosplayers; very few embraced their roles. There were several 10th Doctor portrayals, but none of them reacted to the Dalek’s roaming the halls, not even the ‘Donna’s or the ‘Missy’s. Nor did any of them respond to the weeping angel roaming the halls. One did stop and speak with K-9 which was kinda cool.While I was slightly let down overall – I still had a blast. I hope to go again next year, for more than just a day. I simply must remember to not expect as much as I do from such events.
While listening to KTLA Morning News I learned of this project and thought we could all participate in this pretty easily from home, adults and kids alike!! So I’m asking, no, I’m challenging every one of my crew to participate!
This is a close to an order as I am likely to ever get in this organization of ours, Go to this website (www.starlight.org), submit your design, and help out! After doing so, from home, please send me a copy of what you submitted, so that I can give credit where credit is due!
You Can Design the Next Starlight Gown
Let’s face it: children’s hospital gowns are terrible. They’re ugly, they’re uncomfortable and they blow open in the back. Ugh!
But we’ve got a better gown. Starlight Gowns are AWESOME. They’re fun, colorful and comfy — and best of all, kids love to wear them.
Enter the 2018 Starlight Design-a-Gown Contest today. Finalists will be announced March 6, 2018. The winning design will be featured on thousands of Starlight Gowns and bring smiles to hospitalized kids all across America!
For every design submitted, Michaels will donate a $25 gown to a hospitalized child, up to a maximum of $250,000.
Introductions of new members
Welcome Travis Leland and family
By-Laws review and approval
Command staff has reviewed and approved – looking for approval from crew View Here
New Motto Search
New year – new Motto (Requirements, Trek or Sci-Fi related)
Gallifrey One – February 16-18th
Long Beach Comic Expo – February 17-18
California Science Center – March-April TBD
ROFCON – March 23-24
Thunder Over the Inland Empire – April 7th
WhedonCon – May 18-20th
Vasquez Rocks (R&D needed)
Red Rock Canyon State Park (R&D needed)
$20 or so
— Donations 1 kitchen trash bag full of cans
— $33 cash
Next meeting location:
TBD – Bowling center, while convenient for some, was too loud for further meetings.
I intend to watch what could be the next step to space travel.. Will you?
The first test flight of Falcon Heavy is targeted for Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 1:30 PM ET from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two.
With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)—a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel–Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost.
Falcon Heavy draws upon the proven heritage and reliability of Falcon 9. Its first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft. Only the Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit. Falcon Heavy was designed from the outset to carry humans into space and restores the possibility of flying missions with crew to the Moon or Mars.
You can watch the test flight live below and find out more about the launch in our press kit.