NASA rolled the giant new rocket for the Artemis 1 moon mission off the launch pad back inside the Vehicle Assembly Building before dawn Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center, moving into the hangar for repairs after technical problems prevented teams from completing a countdown dress rehearsal earlier this month.
Agency officials hope to complete the repairs and finish testing on the Space Launch System moon rocket in time for liftoff of the Artemis 1 mission no earlier than August, about two months later than previously scheduled. Artemis 1, an unpiloted mission, is the first test flight of the Space Launch System, the rocket NASA designed to send astronauts back to the moon.
One such Growler assigned to electronic attack squadron VAQ-136 was flying a training mission at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada on Sept. 14, 2017, when disaster struck. The jet collided with another aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing 2, though the press release did not provide further details on the other aircraft or how the collision occurred. Thankfully, both aircraft landed safely and no aviators were harmed, but the $67 million Growler looked finished, especially after its wreckage sat at Fallon for several years following the incident because nobody knew how to repair such a beat-up jet.
During repairs, a team of archeologists from local environmental consulting firm SWCA conducted digs in the sacristy, finding glass beads and brownware pieces, which were commonly used during the mission period. The historic, hand-carved wooden statues that sit on the altar reredos have also been cleaned and are in the process of full restoration.
The California Transportation Commission met in special session Oct. 3 to authorize $6 million in emergency funding for the San Clement repairs, which is only half of the estimated cost. OCTA is working with state and federal officials to secure the remainder of the money needed.
Group Mission Trips offers youth home repair mission trips known as Group Workcamps. At Group Workcamps, hundreds of teenagers from youth groups across the country repair and transform homes while deepening their faith and building new relationships with their peers and youth leaders.
Our home repair mission trips are mid-sized gatherings with up to 400 teenage participants that focus specifically on residential home repair. The types of home repair projects range from painting, to building decks and wheelchair ramps, and other general home repairs, but the service projects often are secondary to the spiritual growth that happens when teenagers step out of their own worlds and serve those in need. Beyond the physical transformation that happens in communities, teenagers bring the hope and light of Jesus to the residents they serve.
During a home repair mission trip, participants generally stay at a local school that is full of fun and energy throughout the week as they engage in indoor and outdoor games, share meals together, and participate in worship and teaching in morning and evening programs.
On July 9, President Biden signed a sweeping executive order (EO) directing a multitude of federal agencies to promote additional competition in the U.S. economy. One such directive encourages the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to enact additional regulations that prohibit manufacturer policies barring the repair of equipment and devices by individuals and independent repair shops. 2b1af7f3a8