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November 10th - Tageshima (INN)

Tageshima, Japan -- We do mourn the loss of Hamotaru the guinea pig who was not recovered when the heat shield on his capsule suffered a failure when it collided with a small object on reentry. It is believed that debris from the Lambda L-2A launch vehicle was responsible for the impact.

Tsunayoshi Amagawa
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Step 3 - Recovery/Landing Failure

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"Gone now, dispersed by the brutal destruction of this one day, was the belief that the Darkman and his army of the dead were so superior as to be invincible. By attempting to destroy the morale of the Marines, the Darkman had restored it to full vigor. Dia De La Muerto had failed in its objectives."
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 Post subject: Re: DSA Game One Events
PostPosted: 13 Jan 2012 19:40 
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The CNSA are happy to announce a complete success in launching their first orbital communications satellite. Director Bai of the CNSA recently made this announcement - "With our recent sucess of OrbSat-1, and the four more scheduled for launch in the next couple months, I am here to tell the public of our recent advances. Much like the Americans, we are going to begin sub-orbital testing of a one man capsule. Two unmanned launches are scheduled for May, and after that we will start animal testing of the capsules."


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 Post subject: Re: DSA Game One Events
PostPosted: 13 Jan 2012 21:52 
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January 6th - Cape Canaveral (INN)

Cape Caneveral, Florida -- Director Dickinson of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) announced today the the first Americans to go into space have been chosen.

"Our selection process had to be very specific because of the small space inside the Mercury spacecraft. Due to this the candidates could be no taller than 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm) and weigh no more than 180 pounds (82 kg). Other requirements included an age under 40, a bachelor's degree or equivalent, 1,500 hours of flying time, and a qualification to fly jets.

"After an advertisement amongst military test pilots drew more than 500 applications, NASA began their search of military personnel records and identified 110 pilots, five Marines, forty-seven from the Navy, and fifty-eight from the Air Force, who were qualified and fit their requirements. Sixty-nine candidates were brought to Washington DC, in two groups; the candidates' interest was so great, despite the extensive physical and mental exams that the agency did not summon the last group.

The tests included spending hours on treadmills and tilt tables, submerging their feet in ice water, three doses of castor oil, and five enemas. Six candidates were rejected as too tall for the planned spacecraft. Another thirty-three failed or dropped out during the first phase of exams. Four more refused to take part in the second round of tests, which eliminated eight more candidates, leaving 18.

From the 18, the first ten NASA astronauts were chosen, each a 'superb physical specimen' with a genius-level IQs, and the ability to function well both as part of a team and solo.

"I present the NASA Astronaut 10:

David Richlen
Science Desk, International News Network

Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr
Shepard was born in Derry, New Hampshire to Lt. Col. Alan B. Shepard, Sr. and Renza (née Emerson) Shepard. He attended primary and secondary schools in East Derry and Derry. He was one of many famous descendants of Mayflower passenger Richard Warren.


Virgil Ivan 'Gus' Grissom
Grissom was born in Mitchell, Indiana on April 3, 1926, the second child of Dennis and Cecile King Grissom. His father was a signalman for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and his mother a homemaker. His older sister died shortly before his birth, and he was followed by three younger siblings, Wilma, Norman and Lowell.


John Herschel Glenn, Jr
John Glenn was born in Cambridge, Ohio, to John Herschel Glenn Sr. and Teresa (née Sproat). He was raised in New Concord, Ohio. Glenn studied mathematics at Muskingum College, and received his private pilot's license as physics course credit in 1941.


Malcolm Scott Carpenter
Born in Boulder, Carpenter moved to New York City with his parents (Marion Scott Carpenter and Florence [née Noxon] Carpenter) for the first two years of his life. His father had been awarded a postdoctoral research post at Columbia University. In the summer of 1927, young Carpenter returned to Boulder with his mother, then ill with tuberculosis. He was raised by his maternal grandparents in the family home at the corner of Aurora Avenue and Seventh Street, until his graduation from Boulder High School in 1943.


Walter Marty (Wally) Schirra, Jr
Schirra came from an aviation family in Hackensack, New Jersey. Schirra's father, Walter M. Schirra, Sr., who was born in Philadelphia, went to Canada during World War I and earned his pilot rating. He later became a barnstormer. Schirra's mother, Florence Leach Schirra, went along on her husband's barnstorming tours and performed wing walking stunts. By the time he was 15, Wally was flying his father's airplane. Schirra was a Boy Scout and earned the rank of First Class in Troop 36 in Oradell, New Jersey.


Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr
Cooper was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He grew up there and later moved to Murray, Kentucky where he attended public schools. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the second highest rank of Life Scout. In 1945 Cooper turned down the possibility of a football scholarship to enlist in the Marine Corps but was too late to see combat in the Second World War.


Donald Kent (Deke) Slayton
Slayton was born on a farm near Sparta, Wisconsin. A childhood farm equipment accident left him with a severed left ring finger. He attended elementary school in Leon, Wisconsin and graduated from Sparta High School. He entered the United States Army Air Forces as a cadet in 1942, training as a B-25 bomber pilot. He flew 56 combat missions with the 340th Bombardment Group over Europe during World War II and later flew seven combat missions over Japan in a Douglas A-26 Invader as part of the 319th Bombardment Group.


Iven Carl (Kinch) Kincheloe, Jr
Kincheloe was born in Detroit, Michigan but grew up in Cassopolis, Michigan. He was interested in aircraft from a very young age. He attended Purdue University, where he majored in aeronautical engineering, joined the ROTC and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon-Indiana Alpha fraternity. In the summer of 1948, the ROTC cadet was able to meet Chuck Yeager and sit in the cockpit of the Bell X-1.


Robert Aitken Rushworth
Rushworth was born in Madison, Maine on October 9, 1924. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Maine, receiving a BE in 1951. He received a BS in aeronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1957.


Joseph Albert (Joe) Walker
Walker was born in Washington, Pennsylvania, Walker graduated from the Trinity High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in physics from the Washington and Jefferson College before entering the U.S. Army Air Forces. During World War II, Walker flew the Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter and F-5A photo aircraft (a modified P-38) on weather reconnaissance flights. Walker earned the Distinguished Flying Cross once, awarded by General Nathan Twining in July 1944 and the Air Medal with seven oak leaf clusters.

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man, you gotta realise that thor and bos fell out of the patriot tree (like the ugly tree, but instills patriotism instead of ugly) and hit every branch on the way down.


"Gone now, dispersed by the brutal destruction of this one day, was the belief that the Darkman and his army of the dead were so superior as to be invincible. By attempting to destroy the morale of the Marines, the Darkman had restored it to full vigor. Dia De La Muerto had failed in its objectives."
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Si vis pacem, para bellum
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 Post subject: Re: DSA Game One Events
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10 Dec 1957 PRAVDA: All truth, all the time .....

Despite the Imperialistic United States launching the first satellite, which we believe to have failed and now drifts aimlessly in orbit, the people of the Soviet Union have successfully launched two orbital Satellites in the past 4 weeks. There has been conformations that both are working fine and now provide the Workers of the Soviet Union with access to radio transmissions stretching from Kiev to Vladivostok.

The “Chief Designer”, who’s name will remain a secret to ensure his safety, is currently working on new programs to ensure the continued Soviet domination of space. We ask that all workers and peasants continue to be vigilant and be on the lookout for anyone who may sabotage our peaceful space program.

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 Post subject: Re: DSA Game One Events
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2012 18:38 
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 Post subject: Re: DSA Game One Events
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2012 19:59 
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Benno the Mad Wrote:
man, you gotta realise that thor and bos fell out of the patriot tree (like the ugly tree, but instills patriotism instead of ugly) and hit every branch on the way down.


"Gone now, dispersed by the brutal destruction of this one day, was the belief that the Darkman and his army of the dead were so superior as to be invincible. By attempting to destroy the morale of the Marines, the Darkman had restored it to full vigor. Dia De La Muerto had failed in its objectives."
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Si vis pacem, para bellum
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 Post subject: Re: DSA Game One Events
PostPosted: 17 Jan 2012 18:21 
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February 13th, 1958

The CNSA have reported success in both of their recent satellite launches. OS-2 and 3 are fully functioning and meeting expectations.


EDIT: I hope you do not mind my adding the newspaper to your post. :AH Thor


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The Daily London Rag: Bloody Ministry Coverup!

An informant inside of the Space Ministry has admitted to us that the recent failed launch was not the first failure the Ministry has had. Evidently both of their attempts to launch a living creature into orbit have ended in blazing glory. And a free lunch for sharks in the North Sea.

At least our Ministry is consistent, said the source. If they're going to blow something up, they don't do it with half measures. Nothing like having your LOX ignite to cause a flaming cascade failure in the rocket's frame!


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PostPosted: 18 Jan 2012 22:13 
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Today, Director Bai announced a series of missions, the first already scheduled for August 1st. Using a rocket to send a package into orbit, another stage will then boost the rocket to intercept the moon. Once the package reaches the moon, cameras will take series of photos, that will be relayed back through a transmitter in the rear of the payload compartment. The goal of this launch is to get a glimpse of Lunar soil close up, and identify potential landing sites for unmanned and manned craft in the future.


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August 11th, 1958

The CNSA have been very busy lately. In the past few months, the have been designing a HEO lifting body, have launched two unmanned capsules and also performed a lunar flyby. The 1-man capsule has entered animal testing, with one scheduled for next month, and two scheduled for December and January. Finally, yet another lunar flyby will be performed on December the 1st.


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 Post subject: Re: DSA Game One Events
PostPosted: 26 Jan 2012 16:51 
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April 1st (INN)

Paris, France -- France shocked the world by stepping into the space race in full stride, launching their first orbital satellite. Originally a military project by the name of A-1, the satellite rode a rocket into history as France joins the space faring nations of England, Japan, China, the United States and the Soviet Union.

The head of France's space agency has assured the press that this satellite launch is not the full extent of France's space program and promised future launches under a new civilian agency. The Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES), newly commissioned by President René Coty, will take over all space technology from the military and take full responsibility for all space launches and planning all future missions for the peaceful exploration and study of outer space. Utilizing the military's Hammaguir rocket range, the newly re-dubbed "Astrale 1" satellite was put into orbit on a Diamant class rocket which put the historic satellite into a Low Earth Orbit.

The launch is more than just historic. According to France's director, it promises a new era of space-based observation of our world. The Astrale 1 Satellite carries a temperature sensor that will be used to monitor the Earth's climate, providing climatologists with vital data and allowing meteorologists to predict the weather with greater accuracy, with attendant benefits to agriculture and the economy. The director of France's space agency promised more launches with similar science-based missions. The satellites are also equipped to relay communications data to other satellites. With enough satellites, it may be possible to communicate with far-flung places around the world and bring the world into a brand new Communication Age.

If all these promises sound exorbitant, you wouldn't be alone. One reporter quipped that the director of France's space agency might as well promise us the moon. His response was simply "Wait and see".

Regardless of the grand statements made by the French director, scientists hailed the move as a boon to science and scientific exploration. With a commitment to study the Earth with more and more sophisticated satellites, France has won over friends in the international scientific community, and they have promised to share all such data openly with scientists of all nations.

Nathan Clement
Paris Desk, International News Network

(For the curious, the French agency's name translates to English as the National Centre for the Study of all things relating to Space. Truly French is a beautiful and flowing language, but its grammar doesn't translate to English all that well. There's enough subtle meaning in the last two words to fill out a full sentence, as the third word alters the fourth and the fourth provides context for the third. Funny what you can do with a d' prefix. :w )

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man, you gotta realise that thor and bos fell out of the patriot tree (like the ugly tree, but instills patriotism instead of ugly) and hit every branch on the way down.


"Gone now, dispersed by the brutal destruction of this one day, was the belief that the Darkman and his army of the dead were so superior as to be invincible. By attempting to destroy the morale of the Marines, the Darkman had restored it to full vigor. Dia De La Muerto had failed in its objectives."
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 Post subject: Re: DSA Game One Events
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2012 19:32 
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November 25th 1958 - (INN)

Paris, France -- France announced another milestone in the space race that has gripped the nations of the civilized world. Officials from CNES, the French Space Agency, have announced the complete success of their Cartier 1 satellite fly-by mission to survey the surface of the moon.

"All instruments functioned according to specifications and all data has been received correctly from the satellite. No errors were present in the communication equipment and all images were captured and transmitted with remarkable quality. Truly the only better way to receive photos of the Lunar surface is to land a craft there."

The success of this measure was trumpeted by French President René Coty, who cheered on this "remarkable example of French spirit and ingenuity". His public declaration of support for the popular French space agency has boosted his support among the French populace, but has done nothing to extend his time in power.

On the 28th of September of this year, a referendum passed which adopted changes to the office of the President, moving the French from a parliamentary system to a new semi-presidential system in which both the office of the President and Prime Minister participate in governance of the state.

On October 4th of this year, the new constitution was adopted, officially ending the French Fourth Republic and inaugurating the new Fifth Republic. René Coty officially remains President, but likely not for much longer. Many French publications already describe the President as a "lame duck" and predict that the President's days in power are numbered, though it is also argued by many that the French president had very little power to begin with, and his own ineffectual manner only enhanced that.

Many are predicting that the Prime Minister, war hero Charles de Gaulle, will rise to the presidency in the new year. Already ruling by decree after an act of the French parliament after constitutional conventions were formed on June 3rd.

Two days after his appointment as Prime Minister, de Gaulle is the de facto leader of the French Government, rising to power in the heat of the massive crisis in Algeria that already threatens to rend the French colony from French control.

Called by some a Civil War, by others a Civil Disturbance, and by many U.S. State Department officials as a failed "Coup d'Etat" by de Gaulle supporters in the Algerian government, what is clear is that Algeria has changed the face of French politics forever.

Faced with the May Algerian Crisis, many criticized the government as ineffective and unworkable. Now with a new constitution, perhaps the Fifth Republic will weather the crisis better than the Fourth, organized in the turbulent wake of World War II.

The French director of CNES stated that his agency would continue the exploration of space regardless of the changes in power, that his agency enjoys considerable public support from the French parliament and that launches will continue no matter who is in power.

Alhough it is apparent that this year has been historical in many ways for France, the French director promises that French accomplishments in space will proceed "in the same direction as the first Cartier mission" and will continue for the foreseeable future, with the promise of more "historical missions".

Cast against this turbulent year, the French agency's accomplishments seem even more remarkable, rising above the turbulence of a political crisis that has defeated a government to accomplish real goals in pursuit of the exploration of space.

Nathan Clement
Paris Desk, International News Network

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man, you gotta realise that thor and bos fell out of the patriot tree (like the ugly tree, but instills patriotism instead of ugly) and hit every branch on the way down.


"Gone now, dispersed by the brutal destruction of this one day, was the belief that the Darkman and his army of the dead were so superior as to be invincible. By attempting to destroy the morale of the Marines, the Darkman had restored it to full vigor. Dia De La Muerto had failed in its objectives."
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End of year edition !

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