NASA, the best of humanity through science and technology.

SU-O1.-  Meanwhile politicians and extremist are fighting getting the media attention in their twisted violent way to make this world a better place to live; there are thousands of fine people working in all areas in the Facilities, Space CentersResearch Institutes, Flight Research, Laboratories among Visitor Centers in the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)     

NASA Apollo 11, 1st Moon landing 41 years ago


Where  from high rank scientist to intern- assistants are giving their best, with the best interest in mind,  getting as result of their efforts great benefits for the entire humanity.
From all over the world scientist, engineers, doctors, technicians, operators, move in synchronicity even though it looks like everybody is in their own world, the great respect and self-sufficiency over delegated task between all this responsible people who thrust and surrounded at one point in the team partner, works  wonderful when they all get together and !VOALA! Things get done with an excellent time frame and precision.     

In a Decade NASA the Eagle landed


The natural quality of team work surface with amazing results, this grounded humans beings are able to go out of the space and even touch other planets, explore other galaxies, and the same time develop technology to create products  we use and take for granted in our daily basis, such: Invisible braces, cell phones, disposable diapers, power tools, laptop computers, improved running shoes, and many more items, as result of the technology this great inventors are capable to create in their way to put the humanity in another level of knowledge and exploration.      

NASA Test Laboratories


 Is very exiting watch launching and landing of huge space vehicles going back and forth from the space, but is not less amazing to see how these great flights can be possible.
Mesmerizing is the entire process to see how this creative human beings materialize dreams or fiction stories in the last century.      

NASA Centers & Facilities in USA


 But to make possible this incredible achievements and to reproduce the same conditions that are in the space this scientist face a great challenge to go against nature Physical Laws that rule in our planet, to train the more courageous people capable to develop a high level in knowledge in science and technology and at the same time in their physical capabilities to the extreme and keep themselves in such humble and valuable behavior.      

NASA Engineers,made from Space Rockets to Diapers


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Agency host practically the best and smarter people in the world working in 10 Centers and 6 Facilities from East to West and North to South in the Country, on Propulsion Laboratory, Space Flight Centers, Research Facilities, and with the benefit to all civilians who are curious about this amazing discoveries and human grow, to go to any of the Visitor Centers located in : California, Texas, Alabama, Virginia, Ohio, New Mexico, Mississippi, West Virginia, D.C. and  Florida with museums amusements parks, lectures with these master heroes  and even try simulators as taste of what all this genius are capable to get into.      

NASA Training, Knowledge and Resistance


 To become an Astronaut is a career that takes, discipline, commitment,  talent, knowledge, persistence and great health as result of self-respect life style, in which passion, temper, physical and mental resistance are tested to a high levels.      

NASA Neutral Buoyancy Lab. pool plan


One of the most extraordinary processes on the training for an astronaut is in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, (NBL) which is the most fascinating reproduction of the conditions that are in the space using water. In the Sonny Carter Training Facility, is a monumental pool where all engineers, scientist and technicians who are part of       

NASA 1998 Space Shuttle Mission started


 IST International Space Station have been trained to assemble in the Low Earth Orbit, since the IST began in November 1998 as the first International Satellite Research Laboratory where personnel from all countries involved participate. This International Satellite Laboratory has as primary fields on examination: Human Research, Space Medicine, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Meteorology and Astronomy.      

Massive training pool at the NASA Neutral Bouyancy Hubble mockup


Practically this incredible space floating engineering, construction and space architecture has been build assembly in parts by the Space Shuttle team. (Coming from another NASA Center develop in Aeronautics)
The three node modules has been carried in parts by the STS (Space Transportation System ) the current human space flight  with the  Space Shuttle Program which had 5 vehicles: 3 inactive already: Challenger + ( 01-28-1986), Columbia +(01-16-2003), Atlantis retired ( 05-14-2010) and 2 on their last missions : Discovery scheduled into last Space Flight to carried Mission STS 133 targeted for November first, for 11 days where the crew will assemble the Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM)  and Endeavour schedule to its last Space flight on February 24, 2011.       

NASa, EVA training in the NBL


At this moment team of astronauts are practically practicing  submerged in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory which is the replica of the International Space Station under 40 feet deep pool that holds 6.2 ,million gallons ( 22.7 million liters) of water which is recycle every 19.5 hours.      

NASA Experts Life support


The training in this Laboratory is far from relaxed this is one of the most extreme process to be tested for Astronauts who are selected  in the EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity part of the Mobility Unit) the first, challenge is rely their lives literally on their team as life support, because it’s impossible for oneself get into the heavy  Space Suit of 120 lb and then get immerse in that pool.      



NASA Sophisticated Space life-support suit


Walk, be able to move and perform under the water and achieve all the task with the tools they have to maneuver under the semi rigid garment that will provide 7 hours life support.This sophisticated suit will control: pressure, temperature, oxygen circulation, carbon dioxide vacuum, humidity control, protection for radiation among other vital conditions and functions, to allow the survival of a person, but at the same time give them enough freedom to perform assembly in the out space.      

NASA,NBL work day


A training like these start every day from 5:30 with Critical System Startup, (ECS, BGS)  running to a test team 50 personnel check list, physical training lap swimming, suit and toll delivery to tank, Astronaut Test Conductor, pre-drive briefing, Suit Donning, Immersion initial weigh-out, transitions, test procedures.      

NASA Scuba-Diving Expert Team


Everything with rotation of Dive Teams in a settle time frame to end at 11:00 pm.
Every day  training is ongoing and they keep their attitude intact, hard as it can be just to walk and breath under the water this smart humans have to perform complicated task such use tools to set small screws, hold pieces and keep building the rest of the Space Station in conditions pretty similar out of the Earth’s gravity.      

NASA NBL observing Astronaut training


NASA , EVA training at NBL


Certainly during all this process other experts out of the water are working with the Astronauts as well performing their part in this amazing performance:  The Medical Team for starts are on call with physicians, paramedics, surgeons 12 physiologic personnel, Human Support Group who are on duty during the training  ready if need it with a full equipped Hyperbaric Chamber.      

NASA NBL Hyperbaric ChamberNASA Medical Supports


Full communication systems are on functions among suited Astronauts, topside trainers, facility test coordinators with the flight control team within Johnson Space Center Mission and the reminder of the shuttle crew not performing the (EVA) at the On-site Shuttle Mission Simulator.      

NASA NBL EVA team training


A series of underwater speakers allows one way communication to the support divers, even though the dual capability is in development. So far the STS has been performing at its 90% of the projected expectations mission and even the Program assembly is coming to an end for 2011.    

NASA NBL Int. Space Station Rep.


NASA continues bringing amazing benefits to the humanity in knowledge and understanding the planet we are living  and plus the entire technology is developing in Aeronautics, Robotics, Cybernetic, Automotive that apply in all appliances we’re enjoy in our daily activities.  

NASA The best for the BEST


And just by the record NASA remains One of the Federal Government’s Best Places to Work accordingly to a survey made  a year ago (7.24.09) Based on responses from more than 212,000 federal employees last year, NASA’s workforce continues to score well and the agency is ranked third among large federal agencies as a best place to work.   

NASA Research Center, Facilities & Visitor Centers


The rankings also reveal that NASA ranked second among all federal agencies in the categories of Effective Leadership, Teamwork and Support for Diversity, as well as other areas.    

NASA,Kennedy Space Center


And the fact is in NASA are the best people with the best intentions, grounded full of knowledge and willing to keep learning and exploring here and there to bring us a better way to live.      

Rosana Sandoval-G.
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Super Human Determination, Kevin Costner Heroic oil crusade

SUO1.- Since we are living in a world where mediocrity and corruption are  awarded and the media promote violence, cheating, drama, scandals as way to become notice; extraordinary people has to work harder to awake the mumble mentality of bureaucrats that generally work only to build obstacles as their job meaning, when solutions are in need.

Actor Kevin Costner face bureaucracy

Determinate people with positive attitude and financial sources have been taken the front line to get things done over the huge barriers of bureaucracy. Great humans being become versatile adapting their skills and going more than a mile a head to get the result and show the world how things can be accomplish. 
As does actor Kevin Costner who is showing that he is way over of any of his hero’s characters, taking a wise initiative with environmental vision, investing his time and sources to solve an inevitable catastrophe in the Oil Industry.

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 1989

Costner start his venture as business conservationist after the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in 1989, getting the urge to find a solution to minimize the damages on the environment with the Oil Spill caused by the vessel, since then Kevin devoted financial sources and time to find a centrifuge technology that could recover the oil from the oceans.
Having the prototypes working successfully, Costner is forced to go into a crusade dealing with the resistant of: US Government and Oil BP Company during the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico since last April after Deep Water Horizon drilling rig explosion.

Ocean Therapy Solutions, new way to do business

Kevin Costner and his partners jump up to the ring to bring their centrifuge tool, as he call a legitimate “Oil Spill Respond Technology” for emergencies on oil drilling offshore.

Great human efforts with poor results in Oil spills

Is a fact the oil Industries doesn’t have a solution for this sort of accident, none of international oil companies has any effective emergency respond for these inevitable hazards. Pouring more chemical substances to the spilled oil didn’t work to recover it, on the contrary become a total loss and increase damages to the ecosystem.

Centrifuge devices OTS

The centrifuge device developed by Costner not only separate and treats the seawater to get back 90% to its natural state, but recover totally the oil to being processed as a gain to the company that has the bleeding in their pumps. Finally in June not only the Federal Agencies but BP give Costner the green light to deploy and work with this centrifuge machinery to collect the oil before it get to the shores lines and so far they are using the first ones successfully to collect the oil that has been spill and there are in order another 32 centrifuge devices to clean up in the Gulf of Mexico

Efficient & practical OTS devices

– I didn’t came to save the Gulf or make an income of it, I’m a dreamer and honestly I’m just a “what if?”… Kind of guy – Costner has been repeating at the end of his statements every time questions rise about great revenues he will have with this efficient, friendly device if, adopted in all oil platforms around the world.

K. Costner Oil Conferences

Kevin has been traveling and participating in all fair-trades and conventions related with this particular industry and Costner is totally ready to apply these centrifuge techniques to other industrial sectors working with toxic chemical substances that come out from cosmetic and fabric factories as well.
Ocean Therapy Solutions, is a company founded by young entrepreneurs Costner’s partners Erick M.V. Hoek, John Houghtalling II, Patrick N. Smith, they have been selecting a great team of experts to developed and testing centrifuge equipment and improving techniques after Kevin Costner show them the result of his 15 years of research in the separation of fluids from water such oil and other toxic substances, with excellent results in purity and volume.

Going to next step

 Now OTS, start a new partnership to create cargo- ships designed with this new technology incorporated to go immediately as emergency respond in every oil platform around the world when is need it.
Kevin Costner has become the smarter proactive and authentic driven environmentalist and entrepreneur HERO to do the right thing, with the right intentions and why not the right business approach. During his latest interview Costner with his natural charming and authentic good nature, expressed his concern about the impact of this oil spill in the entire Gulf of Mexico and he express his will to support any mexican initiative to get his technology and clean up any residues that this oil spill can cause in the entire Gulf of Mexico.
Stan Lee the creator of the first vulnerable comic Hero, Spider-Man in 1962 said: “People is ready to understand that heroes can be young and vulnerable”

Definitely the world need more human Heroes like Kevin Costner who has been showing in his evolution that real heroes have characteristics such INTEGRITY, COMMITMENT, SUPER HUMAN DETERMINATION and PATIENCE to keep fighting for what they believe, and at the same time living as normal humans with their wives, families, jobs, ups and downs like all of us, showing us that we can be Heroes  and do the right thing as well.

Rosana Sandoval-G.
Journalist & Mass Media Consultant 
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NASA“Improve life here, to extend life to there, to find life beyond”

NASA images, US President Remarks Space Exploration in the 21st Century

SU-O1./ M.M & NASA pictures – Since the broad community of space exploration stakeholders from government, industry and academia got together on May to discuss the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate’s plans for human and robotic space program for the administration’s fiscal year 2011 budget request for the agency, any specific launch dates and missions are likely to change, to reflect the addition of the Orion Emergency Rescue Vehicle, updated priorities, and new information from NASA’s partners. 

Space Shuttle program


NASA, still is the best agency in the world for scientific research on Space, even when media doesn’t use to promote the ongoing activities and great discoveries in everyday task, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is more active than ever. 

Just to mention some of the achievements since the creation NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) with Launched on January 31, 1958, Explorer 1, officially Satellite 1958 Alpha, became the U.S.’s first Earth satellite.
On July 29, 1958, President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, establishing NASA. 

NASA From Rockets to vehicles


The new agency began operations on October 1st, 1958, NASA absorbed the 46-year-old NACA intact; its 8,000 employees and since then NASA has been running 9 mayor mission which include at least 189 Launches with Crew Missions.

On February 1st, 2010, President Barack Obama announced a proposal to cancel the Constellation Program effective with the U.S. 2011 fiscal year budget, but later announced changes to the proposal in a major space policy speech at Kennedy Space Center on April 15, 2010, which includes reviving the Orion capsule for use as a rescue spacecraft at the International Space Station. 

NASA builds the International Space Station


Part of the Constellation program involves the development of spacecraft, booster vehicles to replace the Space Shuttle and send astronauts to the Moon and possibly to Mars as well. 

NASA has already begun the process of designing two boosters, the Ares I and Ares V. 

Ares I would have the sole function of launching mission crews into orbit, while Ares V would be used to launch other hardware for use on missions requiring a heavier lift capacity than the Ares I booster, similar to the Space Shuttle vehicles (+ Columbia, +Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour) has been doing, in the STS (Space Transportation System) Missions to the International Space Station, since January 5, 1972. 

NASA Hubble Telescope


 NASA research has been providing invaluable information to understand Earth science focused on better understanding of our planet through the Space. Observing System, advancing heliophysics through the efforts of the Science Mission Directorate’s Heliophysics Research Program, exploring bodies throughout the Solar System with advanced robotic missions such as New Horizons, and researching astrophysics topics, such as the Big Bang, through the Great Observatories and associated programs, is just a few of the great knowledge advances we have access thanks to the great job of NASA. 

Great advances on engineering


Also NASA shares data with various national and international organizations like the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite. 

One of the Vision and Mission Statements of NASA is “Improve life here, to extend life to there, to find life beyond”  that’s why NASA announced the Airborne Science Mission to research areas to be investigated during the next 5 years in  Hurricanes, air quality, and Arctic ecosystems; six NASA centers, 22 educational institutions, nine U.S. or International government agencies and three industrial partners are involved in these missions. 

From the space to understand our planet


Another ongoing important work on NASA is the Undersea Exploration Mission, with two astronauts, a veteran undersea engineer and an experienced scientist are getting into the ocean depths of Florida’s East Coast to test exploration concepts and learn more about working in an unforgiving, treacherous environment. The 14th expedition of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO, started on May 2010.
Meanwhile Administrator Charles Bolden and Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will present an update about the Presidential Task Force on Space Industry Work Force and Economic Development in June 2010. 

In great conditions Shuttle Atlantis has been retired


The administration recently launched a $40 million, multi-agency initiative for regional economic growth and to prepare space industry workers for future opportunities. Task force activities will complement local and federal economic and workforce-development efforts. 

From small capsules to sophisticated vehicles


Powerful and environmental friendly propulsion engines



Rosana Sandoval-G.
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Home Design and remodeling Show, Growing Green

Home Design & Remodeling Show, Spring 2010

SU-O1 In 2009 environmental Activist Al-Gore has promoted the green building and the financing by law, then well-known companies in the construction has moved to more sustainable design industries, new environmentally friendly companies showcase their innovative products and services at the Home Design & Remodeling Show at Miami Beach Convention Center.
Home Design & Remodeling International Show is the largest home’s fair with newest proposals, trends in designs and builds with more sustainable less Carbon footprint options.
Vendors from all over the world came to this important Home Show to showcase residential and commercial decoration options  with the most outstanding products. 15 Companies specialized in environmental products were the highlight of this wise tendency with innovative styles in development for more environmental friendly builders. 

Smart Energy in AC

In Florida and mostly in the entire south-east of US houses are built with AC units and during this Show;  Dantin Services unveils a brand-new  home energy system that use solar power as the energy source for central heating and cooling as any other system in the market as Sun-Source™ which save enormous amount of money for homeowners. Dantin Services design home cooling and heating indoor air quality products ignited by solar power that also can be combine can run with other devices in the home that use electric energy. 

Drinking water out of the Air


The display was abundant, Air2Water is another appliance that collects the air humidity to process by air filters, condenses into water to the water tank and subjected to UV radiation to cut any remaining contaminants producing fresh drinkable water for commercial and domestic proposes creating drinking water out of air. 

Smart lighting


Lutron Electronic showcases the Eco-minder of lighting dimmer that can give a 15% of saving in energy. In addition Lutron Electronics introduces safer Roman shades without cords. 

Roman Shades


Great amount of decorating new ideas with affordable, good quality, practical and interesting equipment, products and services available in: Lutron, with Eco-dimmer, Orlando’s Custom Wood with recycle floor; Sileston by Pebrasx  with counter power; Green USA, with a solar flashlight, AAA Energy Saving Solutions, Bath Fitter, Kohler Water Savings.
Other experts were offering their services such pro-energy consultants, who they come to your property and make a test of your energy consumption and even find if you are wasting some energy in some of your devices

Eco Home


Then if remodeling is in your budget or is a chance to start a new building project, be aware and consider all this great options that are available to the ones who are doing their contribution to live in harmony with the environment and partnership with nature without loose a modern lifestyle. 

Rosana Sandoval
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