I could recite their height, thrust, and payload weight. I learned NASAБЂ™s vocabulary: apogee, perigee, payload, LOX, A-okay. I sent NASA drawings of my own rockets and gave them helpful suggestions on how they might build better missiles. I followed the trials and tribulations of NASAБЂ™s program with the same passion other kids followed their favorite ball team. When theMercury 7 astronauts were announced I memorized their biographies and pored overLife magazineБЂ™s photo-essays on them and their machines. I couldnБЂ™t wait to be one of them and constructed a fantasy in which I would actuallyreplace them. One of the points continually raised in the news was the anemic thrust of NASAБЂ™s rockets. The United States launched grapefruit-size satellites while the Russian payloads were measured in tons. I was convinced, when all was said and done, Alan Shepard and John Glenn and the other astronauts would be too heavy to be blasted into orbit. In my dream NASA would be unable to find any adult test pilot light enough for one of their rockets to lift
Missile Defense System - Buren for the United States
Викиликс. Компромат на Россию
Серия репортажей «Сквозь войну»  TBILISI 001337 SUBJECT: SITREP 1: FIGHTING IN SOUTH OSSETIA ESCALATES  TBILISI 001341 SUBJECT: GEORGIA: SOUTH OSSETIA SITREP 2: GEORGIA CLAIMS TO CONTROL MUCH OF SOUTH OSSETIA, FIGHTING CONTINUES REF  MOSCOW 007863 SUBJECT: GEORGIA-RUSSIA: PUTIN-SAAKASHVILI MEETING OFF, LEAVING LITTLE CLARITY AND MUCH SUSPICION  STATE 085598 SUBJECT: TFGG01: GEORGIA TASK FORCE SITUATION REPORT NO. 2  USNATO 000281 SUBJECT: NATO ALLIES LACK COHESION DURING FIRST MEETING ON GEORGIA CRISIS  BRATISLAVA 000384 SUBJECT: TFGG01: FM KUBIS: SLOVAK GOVERNMENT NOW UNITED ON GEORGIA  RIGA 000463 SUBJECT: TFGG01: LATVIA ON GEORGIA/SOUTH OSSETIA BLAME RUSSIA  WARSAW SUBJECT: TFGG01: POLANDS CHOD ON GEORGIA, UKRAINE, AND MISSILE DEFENSE  USNATO 000287 SUBJECT: DEBATE ON RUSSIAN ROLE IN OAE FORESHADOWS DIVIDING LINES ON NATO-RUSSIA POLICY Русские просят остановить войну 2006 год самое жаркое время в отношениях между Россией и Грузией, за исключением конфликта августа 2008 года: «Саакашвили во время своего приезда в Москву в июне серьезно опасался, что осетины начнут изгонять грузин из сел в Южной Осетии
The National Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future
Finland, Denmark, and Sweden were considering new alliances with each other, or even possible membership in NATO.335 The United StatesБЂ”dubbed the БЂњreluctant Arctic powerБЂ« by political scientist Rob Huebert at the University of Calgary336БЂ”was not growing its northern military power as noticeably. Its Polar Star icebreaker was out of service; a replacement was scrapped from the Obama administrationБЂ™s omnibus stimulus bill.337 However, America had never downsized its northern forces as much as the other Arctic countries after the Cold War. It still maintained some twenty-five thousand army, air force, and coast guard personnel in Alaska and had even begun conducting naval exercises offshore.338 One of the United StatesБЂ™ two controversial missile defense complexes (intended to shoot down incoming ICBM missiles) was installed at Fort Greely in Alaska. Perhaps most telling of all was a presidential directive quietly issued in January 2009, during the final days of the Bush administration. This little-noticed document sharply redefined U.S. policy in the Arctic for the first time since the end of the Cold War
Ways of exploring the world
Забавная пачка "5000 дублей". Юмор – настоящее богатство!
Купюры в пачке выглядят совсем как настоящие, к тому же и банковской лентой перехвачены... Но вглядитесь60 рубРаздел: Прочее
The unions of artists - "THE BLUE ROSE" AND "THE JACK OF DIAMONDS"
The effect of light intensity on the amount of chlorophyll in “Cicer arietinum”
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Роль СМИ в современном мире (The mass media in the life of Society)
The Adverse Effects of Green Lawns
On the problem of crystal metallic lattice in the densest packings of chemical elements
|Missile Defense Agency Книга по Требованию Frederic P. M. |
See National Missile Defense for the history of DoD missile defense programs.
|Missile Defense Alarm System Книга по Требованию Frederic P. M. |
Three of the system' s 12 launches ended in failure, and the remaining nine satellites provided crude infrared early-warning coverage of the Soviet Union until the project was replaced by the Defense Support Program, which served as a successor program. MiDAS represented one element of the United States' s first generation of reconnaissance satellites that also included the Corona and Samos series.
|In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits National Geographic Society National G. |
|National Geographic Family Reference Atlas of the World National Geographic Society National G.S. |
|Orientalism in Service of Contemporary National Identity Building in Albania. The Literary Work of Ismail Kadare Книга по Требованию |
This consists in simultaneously presenting the East as a theater of backwardness and making sure that Albania stands far from it. In this context, it intersects quite often with the system of thought exposed by Edward Said, in his influential work on Orientalism.
|Nation-, State- und Capacity-building. Modernisierungstendenzen im postmodernen Kontext? Книга по Требованию |
Wenn State-building den Aufbau nationalstaatlicher Strukturen zum Ziel hat, diese aber als Kennzeichen der Moderne gelten koennen, welche Funktion erfuellt State-building dann in der Postmoderne?
|Toutes les nations du monde. Building a Multiethnic and Multilingual Faith Community in Southern Alberta, 1905-1916 Книга по Требованию |
This community was remarkable for its cohesiveness and its accommodation of ethnolinguistic diversity.
|Die Rolle von NGO beim Nation- und State-Building: medica Kosova. Wiederaufbau von Zivilgesellschaft durch Nicht-Staatliche Akteure im Kosovo am Beispiel einer Frauen-Organisation Книга по Требованию |
Es wird daher die Frage aufgeworfen, inwieweit NGO in der Arbeit mit der Zivilgesellschaft unter Beruecksichtigung gesellschaftlicher Gegebenheiten Stabilitaet schaffen koennen.
|Education Capacity Building. The Consequence of Multi-Lateral Involvement Книга по Требованию Ezra M. |
Aid programs such as Technical and Vocational Education Teacher Training (TVETT) go unevaluated because (a) aid agencies' personnel policies preclude hiring local people with experience and expertise to evaluate programs, and (b) projects are often abandoned because (i) another project came on stream, (ii) funds and materials were lacking and (c) project data arrived too late to conduct an evaluation. The Commonwealth of Learning-supported TVETT project is a distance education program developed and implemented in the WI from October 1996 to June 1997. The study found that only St. Lucia participated in all phases of the project. Dominica, Grenada and St. Vincent were involved solely in the planning and development of the technical and vocational teacher training core curriculum. The study concluded that the WI should (a) control the education project cycle (b) procure education services in markets of choice, (b) build the capacity to conduct research including project and policy evaluation, and (c) be transparent in the manner the education ministry interfaces with aid agencies. The problem is a substantial intervention program in the Windward Islands (WI) has gone unevaluated.
|Cross-Body Lead, Counterbody Motion. Political and Poetic Notes Towards a Sociology of Globalization, Nation-Building and Transcultural Performativity in Toronto Salsa Книга по Требованию Christine D. C. |
This semi-fictional auto-ethnography engages the reader from the crossroads between majoritarian and minoritarian relations of cultural production in the process of remaking cultural power.
|Conflicts in Sidaamaland, Ethiopia Towards Building Stability in a Multiethnic/national Society. Книга по Требованию Kifle W. |
The horizontal unpeaceful relations in Sidaamaland are a spill-over of the unresolved vertical protracted conflicts, and are not from ‘old ethnic hatred. ’ Basically, the communities in conflict raise more or less similar issues, but lack of the use of avenues for dialogue between them causes misperceptions.