Last Friday when promoting social security reform with ‘regular’ citizens in Omaha, Nebraska, President Bush walked into an awkward unscripted moment in which he stated that carrying three jobs at a time is ‘uniquely American.’
While talking with audience participants, the president met Mary Mornin, a woman in her late fifties who told the president she was a divorced mother of three, including a ‘mentally challenged’ son.
The President comforted Mornin on the security of social security stating that ‘the promises made will be kept by the government.’
But without prompting Mornin began to elaborate on her life circumstances.
MS. MORNIN: That’s good, because I work three jobs and I feel like I contribute.
THE PRESIDENT: You work three jobs?
MS. MORNIN: Three jobs, yes.
THE PRESIDENT: Uniquely American, isn’t it? I mean, that is fantastic that you’re doing that. (Applause.) Get any sleep? (Laughter.)
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Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)
On July 20 ( July 21 GMT ) 1969 the first man stepped on the moon. During the next 3 years 6 missions to the moon was made and a total of 12 astronauts walked on the moon. One of the missions Apollo 13 failed and they had to return.
During these missions thousands of images were taken, most of them with the Hasselblad EDC. A special version of the Hasselblad 500 EL. Many of these images are famous, like the one from Apollo 11 showing Buzz Aldrin with Neil Armstrong reflected in the glass of his helmet. (It is available in super resolution from the panorama).
Less known is that during all the missions they made image sequences which with todays computer technics can be stitched together into 360o interactive panoramas giving you the possibillity to view the moon almost as you were there.
Many of these panoramas have been published before but in low resolution and displayed in small sizes.
During the last year the original films have been rescanned in large resolution and the Apollo 11 images were released the week before the 35 year anniversary. I can now present you for the first time the Moon in interactive 360 degree fullscreen Quicktime VR. 3 panoramas are now available and I will follow up with panoramas from all the missions.