The Curiosity rover is a nuclear-powered Mars rover that is part of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission by the United States. Curiosity carries the most advanced payload of scientific equipment ever used on the surface of Mars. The MSL spacecraft, with its payload Curiosity, was launched on 26 November 2011 and successfully landed on Aeolis Palus in Gale Crater on 6 August 2012. There have been four successful Mars rovers -- Sojourner, then Spirit & Opportunity, ansd now Curiosity -- all of them robotically operated. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory managed the Mars Pathfinder mission with its Sojourner rover and currently manages the Mars Exploration Rover mission with its two rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, DC, and also the Curiosity, Mars Science Laboratory. The Curiosity rover is 9.8 ft in length, and weighs 2,000 lb, including 180 lb of scientific instruments. Curiosity will be able to roll over obstacles approaching 30 in in height, with a maximum terrain-traverse speed is estimated to be 300 ft per hour by automatic navigation. Curiosity is powered by a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG), like the successful Viking 1 and Viking 2 Mars landers in 1976. Like previous rovers Mars Exploration Rovers and Mars Pathfinder, Curiosity is equipped with 6 wheels in a rocker-bogie suspension. The suspension system also served as landing gear for the vehicle, unlike its smaller predecessors. Curiosity's wheels with a diameter of 20 in are significantly larger than those used on previous rovers. Each wheel has a tread pattern which helps it maintain traction but also leaves patterned tracks in the sandy surface of Mars. That pattern is used by on-board cameras to judge the distance traveled. The pattern itself includes a representation of the Morse code for "JPL" (·--- ·--· ·-··).
Absolut Vodka is a brand of vodka, produced near Ahus, Skane, in southern Sweden. Absolut is owned by French group Pernod Ricard; they bought Absolut for 5.63 billion Euros in 2008 from the Swedish state. Absolut is the largest brand of alcoholic spirits in the world before Bacardi and Smirnoff, and is sold in 126 countries. In 2007, Absolut began its "In An Absolut World" campaign in which the company posted various, often fanciful scenarios of what the target audience might think would constitute a perfect, or "Absolut", reality. In 2008, an Absolut Vodka ad, placed in Mexican publications and on Mexican billboards, featured a map of the U.S. and Mexico with the boundaries between the two as they were prior to the 1836 Texas Revolution and the Mexican-American War. Media outlets reported on the reaction amongst some American consumers who claimed offense at what they saw as an ad insensitive to immigration issues.
So many moons ago, and I'm talking like 3-4 years now, I ordered a Crossbreed Super-Tuck for my Glock 30. And I have to admit, I think I've worn it maybe 3-4 times. Don't get me wrong, it's a great holster and is built like a brick shithouse. But there's this chicken-or-the-egg thing going on -- I don't wear it because it's stiff and uncomfortable; it's stiff and uncomfortable because I don't wear it. It reminds me of when I was a kid and I got a new baseball glove, and the first thing you had to do was soak it in glove oil, put a baseball in it and wrap it in rubber bands for a week. So after letting it sit and collect dust for the past few years, I'm actually going to try and get moving on it this week, because I like the way the Kydex holds the gun. I bring this up because if you recall I previously mentioned Gunbroker's Springfield XD giveway, well now they upped the ante and threw in a new Crossbreed shooter's pack. Either that, or try something a little smaller from the guys at RDR Kydex.
Just wanted to clarify a link on your site. This poster is actually for a band named The Mars Volta from my home town of El Paso, Texas. (a different) Mike
Here's a Chick-Fil-A pic you will like. Brian
I know a lot of very juvenile people such as myself snicker because this is technically the XXX Olympics, but there have also been the 15 biggest summer Olympics scandals, finding out that Ivona Dadic has a wrist tattoo, and the 6 most accidentally erotic images of the 2012 Olmypics, too.
A push-pole is typically an 18-22 foot fiberglass or composite pole with a pointed end and a cupped end. They are available commercially in a wide variety of prices—typically from $200-$600. However, in reality, any pole can be an effective push-pole, and I have seen people successfully use PVC pipe, wood, etc. Due to lightning concerns, I wouldn't use an aluminum pole. The pointed end of the push-pole is used for hard bottoms like rock and coral, and for staking out, while the cupped end is used to push along in softer bottoms like mud and grass.
Another breakfast treat for you. Greg
If nothing else I thought you may be able to use this video for one of your thumbs. Keep up the good work! Mike
Taylor Corley is a name that took the internet by storm -- no, not for taking a tazer to her left asscheek like Bonnie, but because it was just a few months ago the Mississippi State Cheerleader posed in Playboy before enrolling at the school. For some reason, there were a lot of people who were up in arms about this. Some of them even wanted her disciplined by the university, the same way 21 year old Jessie Lunderby a Washington County, Arkansas jailer was. After all, Taylor's situation got us to thinking that we should make a slideshow of cheerleaders that we want to see pose for Playboy. And since there's apparently nothing wrong with that, here are 10 other cheerleaders I want to see pose for Playboy.
A fig leaf is literally a leaf of the fig tree. The term is widely used figuratively associated with the covering up of an act or an object that is embarrassing or distasteful with something of innocuous appearance. The term is a metaphorical reference to the Biblical Book of Genesis, in which Adam and Eve used fig leaves to cover their nudity after eating the fruit from the Tree of knowledge of good and evil. Sometimes paintings and statues had the genitals of their subjects covered by a representation of an actual fig leaf or similar object, either as part of the work or added afterwards for perceived modesty.
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