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Here are some pictures I took at the Johnson Space Center NASA news conference Thursday, April 10, at the newly remodeled Mission Control. 

Posted 3 months ago
Someone posted this picture on twitter of last week’s news conference at JSC. I’m the reporter sitting front and center listening to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden talk about the Orion spacecraft. 
“This is an incredibly important mission because it is the first in a long milestone of missions leading us to having the capability to go further into space than humans have ever gone before,” Bolden said. “Why is Orion important? Because Orion will be the first vehicle in more than 40 years that was built from the ground up to carry humans into deep space.”

Someone posted this picture on twitter of last week’s news conference at JSC. I’m the reporter sitting front and center listening to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden talk about the Orion spacecraft. 

“This is an incredibly important mission because it is the first in a long milestone of missions leading us to having the capability to go further into space than humans have ever gone before,” Bolden said. “Why is Orion important? Because Orion will be the first vehicle in more than 40 years that was built from the ground up to carry humans into deep space.”

Posted 4 months ago

It was a surreal scene, and not far from Pearland at all. 

Posted 4 months ago

More than 100 victims of human trafficking were rescued from an alleged stash house near Pearland Wednesday (March 19). Check out these behind the scenes pictures. 

Posted 6 months ago

For thou wilt lie upon the wings of night
Whiter than new snow on a raven’s back.
Come, gentle night, come, loving, black-brow’d night,
Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.

Posted 7 months ago

When a pen becomes a weapon

From a recent article in the New York Times about Laura Poitras: 

"Poitras endured the airport searches for years with little public complaint, lest her protests generate more suspicion and hostility from the government, but last year she reached a breaking point. While being interrogated at Newark after a flight from Britain, she was told she could not take notes. On the advice of lawyers, Poitras always recorded the names of border agents and the questions they asked and the material they copied or seized. But at Newark, an agent threatened to handcuff her if she continued writing. She was told that she was being barred from writing anything down because she might use her pen as a weapon.

“Then I asked for crayons,” Poitras recalled, “and he said no to crayons.”

Here’s a link to the entire article (a very interesting read):

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/18/magazine/laura-poitras-snowden.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Posted 1 year ago

Here are some interesting pictures from when I visited Lourdes and Fatima.