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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Oct 12, 2011 / 14 Tishrei, 5772

NASA''s help-wanted sign for astronauts

By Dale McFeatters




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Fifty-two years after recruiting its first class of seven "right stuff" test pilots, NASA is again putting out a help-wanted sign for astronauts.


But why? The space-shuttle fleet has been consigned to history, NASA's program to develop a new orbital launch system shelved in favor of a scrum among private contractors to develop a reusable shuttle.


America's only firm appointment in space for the next decade is to continue sending an astronaut or two at a time to staff the International Space Station. Those trips, for at least several years, will (hopefully) be made aboard Russian rockets that have their own challenges with safety and reliability.


Despite periodic White House pledges to go to Mars or an asteroid or even back to the moon, the space program really hasn't been a high priority for decades. The current pledge by President Barack Obama to send a new "deep space" capsule to an asteroid by 2025 and to Mars by the mid-2030s, however sincere, faces daunting fiscal and technical obstacles.


In such a climate, the downsizing of the astronaut corps by attrition is notable perhaps for how many have stuck with the space program: there were more than 150 in 2000, about 60 today. The last nine hires came two years ago and are still in training — it takes years to learn how to run the space station, with its polyglot instructions and diverse gear.


NASA's not saying how many astronauts it will take on in the new class. The basic job requirements — a bachelor's degree in engineering, math or science and three years of relevant professional experience — are fairly open-ended. A few years of flying high-performance jets is helpful if you want to be a command pilot, less essential for mission specialists.


Those in the first class of astronauts knew they were flying with largely unproven equipment, but no shortage of national support. Those in the 21st class of space trainees in some respects face a less-certain career path.


Perhaps it's just as well that NASA won't pick them until 2013. Maybe by then the U.S. government, on the other side of national elections, will be better able to decide if human spaceflight can continue as a federal program by a nation weighed down by debt.

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Previously:

10/10/11 Saving Thomas Jefferson''s chimneys

10/06/11 Uncle Sam's answer to deadbeats --- robo-calls

10/04/11 Christie should ignore jibes on his weight

10/03/11 Iran says its warships will head for Jersey shore

09/29/11 Europeans bristle at Obama's lectures

09/28/11 Jessica Rabbit for the defense

09/27/11 Russia learns outcome of next March's presidential election

09/26/11 Another try at leaving no child behind

09/23/11 This generation needs a job more than a name

09/22/11 In the lane next to you: A driverless car

09/20/11 Cloudy, cool, chance of falling satellite

09/14/11 Humanitarian extortion

09/13/11 Paging Dr. Watson; he's there in 3 seconds

09/09/11 Forecasting 100 percent chance of heavy metal

09/08/11 A jobs program at Obama's doorstep

09/07/11 Iran's government afraid of the water

09/06/11 Congress returns, tanned, rested and testy

09/05/11 Space nations must clean up after themselves

09/02/11 Osama bin Laden died a failure and he knew it

09/01/11 Time to retire political pie in the face

08/31/11 Labor Day celebrates what, exactly?

08/30/11 These arrestees really are framed

08/25/11 When in an earthquake, block traffic

08/23/11 A case for discretion in deportation arrests

08/22/11 Tough times or not, parents shell out for school

08/18/11 Being unpleasant for fun, profit, promotion

08/17/11 Time to prepare for the end game in Libya

08/16/11: ‘Super Committee’ starts facing reality

08/15/11: World's fastest plane disappears even faster

08/12/11: British cops track rioters through security cameras

08/11/11: Relax. There is no Death Star

08/10/11: House pages run final errands

08/09/11: U.S. treading water on job creation

08/08/11: Uncle Sam, the world's permanent guest

08/05/11: Most 9/11 victims not on federal death records

08/04/11: Russian PM calls U.S. a ‘parasite.’ He should be so lucky

08/03/11: Congress goes from one bind to another

08/02/11: D.B. Cooper may no longer be a mystery

08/01/11: Libya's latest weapon against NATO --- lawsuits

07/29/11: He'll always be known as Hot Wheels Handler

07/25/11: Recruiting children to save a dying town

07/22/11: Bachmann's admirable medical candor

07/12/11: Social Security's grave mistakes

07/08/11: Debt crisis need not be constitutional crisis

07/07/11: Startups entice new talent with kickball, treehouses

07/05/11: Stranded tourists get rare treat

06/30/11: The dollar Americans refuse to spend

06/27/11: The hangman doesn't cometh





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