V.22 No.19 |
The Daily Word in Cleveland kidnappings, Rodman heads back to North Korea, athletic language ban
Prosecutor may seek death penalty for Cleveland kidnap suspect Ariel Castro for forcing the women he imprisoned to suffer miscarriages.
The ISS has sprung a leak.
Two brothers in Santa Fe convicted in real estate scam.
Woman working in a downtown Albuquerque hotel fights off naked attacker.
Dennis Rodman says he's planning a second trip to North Korea to try to use his budding friendship with Kim Jong-Un to free a jailed American.
Police in Florida get a little help from a local gator in catching a fleeing man.
V.22 No.2 |
The Daily Word in Golden Globes, inflatable ISS, TNG bloopers
Bloomberg calls for universal background checks for firearms sales.
Attempted robbery turned shooting in Kmart parking lot off of Carlisle.
NASA to build an $17.8 million inflatable extension to the ISS.
"Star Trek: The Next Generation" season 2 gag reel.
KOAT presents a slideshow of things people hate more than Congress.
Woman in Louisiana arrested for stalking herself.
News teams in southern California complain about the "cold" weather.
V.21 No.37 | 9/13/2012
The Daily Word in Bill Clinton, Genesis and Zozobra
I-25 / Paseo overhaul will be on the ballot in November.
Are you going to Zozobra tonight?
Doug Vaughan sentenced to 12 years for Ponzi scheme.
UNM considers making Lobo Village booze-free.
Ex-President Clinton at the DNC, a recap.
Wheelchair rugby players are rock stars.
Does email cause stress?
Freddie Mercury’s private cultural identity.
Prog awards honor Genesis.
Hungarian artist makes a subway stop magical.
Voyager’s getting close to the edge of the solar system.
NASA’s Sunita Williams fixes the International Space Station with a toothbrush.
Jennifer Aniston’s going to be in a movie shooting in New Mexico soon.
V.21 No.22 | 5/31/2012
The Daily Word in Etan Patz, wildfires, Unabomber status update
Man arrested after confessing to abduction and murder of NYC boy in infamous case dating back to 1979.
Wildfires are back.
Ted Kaczynski fills Harvard classmates in on what he’s accomplished since graduating 50 years ago.
A pilot flying the governor last night forgot to put down the landing gear.
Chinese police investigating whether arrested man is a serial killer who targeted teenage boys.
Burglars flee Las Cruces area home invasion after shooting a 10-year-old who was protecting his family
Miami Heat move on to the Conference Finals.
International Space Station successfully captures commercial SpaceX Dragon capsule.
Celeb photographer realizes he is intersex after going to hospital with a kidney stone.
Apparently Andy Milonakis is still around and reviewing wine.
V.21 No.20 |
The Daily Word in eclipse pics, SpaceX, literal skull camera
Photos from yesterday's solar eclipse. Albuquerque is represented at 21 and 24.
The story of how Pixar almost deleted Toy Story 2.
Former Las Cruces basketball coach facing sex exploitation charges.
3 dead and 2 missing after a rush of climbers took on Everest over the weekend.
SpaceX hopes to try a second time on Tuesday to send a commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station.
Why organic food may turn you into a jerk.
These creepy photos were creepily taken with a creepy human skull.
Ah, the Fresh Prince.
These parents put their kid in a washing machine to scare him ... so of course the machine's automated system kicked in and it turned on.
V.21 No.8 |
The Daily Word in LEGO ISS, world's tiniest man, lost snakes and lizards
According to an FBI spokeswoman, 5 students were injured when a classmate opened fire at an Ohio high school.
New Mexico National Guardsman Anthony Baldonado faces murder charges after a shooting over the weekend.
Mayor Berry works on plans to revamp Route 66.
The Bracket Big Board says that despite last week's losses, the Lobos are still a huge threat in the NCAA tournament.
Japanese astronaut built tiny LEGO space station while inside of the real space station.
Ever wondered what's actually written inside those Oscar envelopes?
Napolese man pronounced shortest in human history.
Pediatricians now recommend HPV vaccine for pre-teen boys.
WikiLeaks has published 5 million new super-secret e-mails.
I lose stuff all the time, but I've never lost $49K worth of exotic, venomous creatures.
I mishear things all the time, but I've never mistaken “Mom on board” for “bomb on board.”
Is that a 19-inch TV in your pants, or are you just excited to see me? Minnesota man caught with stolen 19-inch TV in his pants.
Kids reenact of the Black Knight scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011
The evacuation of outer space
Will humans voyage beyond our blue planet?
Space is still the final frontier. But it seems mankind is no longer going—even where others have already gone before. On Feb. 1, 2010, the Obama administration announced the cancellation of the Constellation program, taking with it all of NASA's foreseeable return-to-the-moon plans.
The final NASA shuttle, Atlantis, launched on Friday, July 8. And late last week, rumors began circulating about the possibility that the International Space Station may go unmanned in the wake of a Russian supply ship crash.
In the middle of last week, the Soyuz rocket, which carries both unmanned cargo vehicles and crew modules, experienced a booster failure and crashed in eastern Russia just minutes after launch. The failure raised safety concerns and has pushed officials to consider running entirely unmanned operations starting as early as November.
An evacuation of the ISS would mean that the number of humans currently in space would drop straight to zero.
So what do these cancellations and evacuations really mean? Is this really the end of human space exploration as we know it? Many remain optimistic: NASA chief Charles Bolden declared in July that the end of the space shuttle program is not the end of human spaceflight. He was confident that private spaceflight firms—New Mexico’s own Spaceport America, for instance—will pick up the responsibility of taking humans to space and back. NASA has also recently opened their new office, the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, which will oversee deep-space manned missions.
Other groups have embraced the end of human spaceflight and encourage others to do so as well. Michael Lind of Salon.com declares that “if God wanted us to live in outer space, we wouldn't have inner ears.”
Whether these changes truly mark the end of an era is uncertain, but it is clear that many things will change moving forward. The commercialization of spaceflight means fewer scientists and more vacationers; less exploration and more recreation. It may no longer be the international space programs' main responsibility to “explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no man has gone before”.
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