The lift-off of mission STS-130 of the Space Shuttle Endeavour has been scrubbed and rescheduled for 0914 GMT (4:14am EST), Monday, February 8, 2010.
At that moment, from the view of Washington, DC, the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter will be at -42 deg ALT in the East. The Sun will be at -33 deg ALT in the East.
42 the Jupiter/Abe/Zeus number...
(214 / 24 / 42 - derived from the symbol for Jupiter)
But how do we get ABE mixed in with Zeus and Jupiter?
From the replica of the Temple of Zeus in Washington, DC, more commonly known as the Lincoln Memorial
(4:14 am EST = two 4's)
Feb 8 = the Eighth Day of Feb. = 2x4 = 8
The Space Shuttle Endeavour is named after the HM (Bark) Endeavour which was captained by Captain James Cook (7.11.1728 - 2.14.1779). Cook's maps of the St. Lawrence allowed General Wolfe to make his famous stealth attack on the Plains of Abraham,
Official NASA Shuttle Mission Page
Wikipedia: Mission STS-130
STS-130 (ISS assembly flight 20A) is the next scheduled space shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS). This 32nd flight to the ISS will use Space Shuttle Endeavour. Launch was originally scheduled for 7 February 2010 at 04:39 EST, but was scrubbed due to clouds over Kennedy Space Center. The flight is currently targeted for a 8 February 2010 launch. Launch time is 04:14 EST (09:14 UTC).
The primary payloads are scheduled to be the Tranquility module and the Cupola (Latin cupella from the Greek kypellon [Key-Palin?]), a robotic control station with six windows around its sides and another in the center that provides a 360-degree view around the station.
STS-130 Crew Photo
Wikipedia: Space Shuttle Endeavour
Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) is one of three currently operational orbiters in the Space Shuttle fleet of NASA, the space agency of the United States. (The other two are Discovery and Atlantis.) Endeavour is the fifth and final spaceworthy NASA space shuttle to be built, constructed as a replacement for Challenger. Endeavour first flew in May 1992 on mission STS-49 and is scheduled for decommissioning in 2010. Before being decommissioned NASA expects to use Endeavour for the STS-130 and STS-134 missions.
The United States Congress authorized the construction of Endeavour in 1987 to replace Challenger, which was lost in an accident in 1986. Structural spares from the construction of Discovery and Atlantis, two of the three remaining operating shuttles at the time, were used in its assembly. The decision to build Endeavour was favored over refitting Enterprise on cost grounds.
The orbiter is named after the British HMS Endeavour, the ship which took Captain James Cook on his first voyage of discovery (1768-1771). This is why the name is spelled in the British English manner, rather than the American English ("Endeavor"). This has caused confusion, most notably when NASA themselves misspelled a sign on the launch pad in 2007. The name also honored Endeavour, the Command Module of Apollo 15.
According to NASA, Endeavour will be decommissioned in 2010, after 18 years of service, along with Discovery and Atlantis. NASA expects to have the Orion spacecraft ready no later than 2014.
Besides the more obvious contents of the patch design, can you spot the HyperCube ?
Also known as a Tesseract.
Fans of Gene Roddenberry's ANDROMEDA series might recognize the tesseract as the dimensional gateway used in the series:
Captain James Cook (7.11.1728 - 2.14.1779)
Captain James Cook FRS RN (7 November [O.S. 27 October] 1728 – 14 February 1779) was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy. Cook was the first to map Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean during which he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands as well as the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.
Cook joined the British merchant navy as a teenager and joined the Royal Navy in 1755. He saw action in the Seven Years' War, and subsequently surveyed and mapped much of the entrance to the Saint Lawrence River during the siege of Quebec. This allowed General Wolfe to make his famous stealth attack on the Plains of Abraham, and helped to bring Cook to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society. This notice came at a crucial moment both in his personal career and in the direction of British overseas exploration, and led to his commission in 1766 as commander of HM Bark Endeavour for the first of three Pacific voyages.
Cook charted many areas and recorded several islands and coastlines on European maps for the first time. His achievements can be attributed to a combination of seamanship, superior surveying and cartographic skills, courage in exploring dangerous locations to confirm the facts (for example dipping into the Antarctic circle repeatedly and exploring around the Great Barrier Reef), an ability to lead men in adverse conditions, and boldness both with regard to the extent of his explorations and his willingness to exceed the instructions given to him by the Admiralty.
Cook died in Hawaii in a fight with Hawaiians during his third exploratory voyage in the Pacific in 1779.
Wikipedia: Captain Cook's Endeavour
East view from Washington DC @ 0914 GMT - 2.8.2010
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Jupiter at -42 ALT below the horizon near Neptune, Venus, Sun
Sun at -33 ALT
South view from Washington DC @ 0914 GMT - 2.8.2010
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West view from Washington DC @ 0914 GMT - 2.8.2010
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Secret summit of top bankers [in Australia]
By George Lekakis and Fleur Leyden
From: Herald Sun February 06, 2010 12:00AM
THE world's top central bankers began arriving in Australia yesterday as renewed fears about the strength of the global economic recovery gripped world share markets.
Representatives from 24 central banks and monetary authorities including the US Federal Reserve and European Central Bank landed in Sydney to meet tomorrow at a secret location, the Herald Sun reports.
Organised by the Bank for International Settlements last year, the two-day talks are shrouded in secrecy with high-level security believed to have been invoked by law enforcement agencies.
Feb. 6 for "2 day talks" = Feb 8. (talks end date)