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Friday, February 8, 2013

Review Of Album: "In A Minute...I'm Watching TV" By Terry Paul Roland - Available On iTunes.

Album Promo: "In A Minute…I'm Watching TV"
Artist: Michael McCarty   Critic-Journalist: Terry Paul Roland
By Terry Paul Roland (LA's Americana Music Magazine, No Depression "The Roots Music Authority"-est. 1995 Americana Music News)
Michael McCarty is a veteran of the late-60's Hollywood music scene when it wasn't unusual to bring a pop sensibility to psychedelic pop-rock. The cleverly titled, In A Minute...I'm Watching TV, defines and deepens its expression through lavish studio production, distinctive melodies and lyrical insights so well, it feels like these gems span decades of creative inspiration. To be sure, his main influence is John Lennon and the Magical Mystery Tour production style, but his lyrics reach for something higher than hooks and imitation. The themes run from insights into interpersonal relationships, big business,personal loss, and the daily redemptive and healing power of love. Underlying every track is a sense of positive faith that is infectious. McCarty's vocal character is soulful, authentic and distinctive. If you love the latter-day Beatle sound fused with originality that resonates with a hard-fought wisdom, this is the record for you.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Virgin Galactic Reveals Privately Funded Satellite Launcher and   Confirms SpaceShipTwo Poised for Powered Flight

Virgin Galactic Reveals Privately Funded Satellite Launcher and Confirms SpaceShipTwo Poised for Powered Flight

New vehicle “LauncherOne” to transform small satellite market, as space tourism business powers into final leg of test flights

Today during the Farnborough International Air Show 2012, Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, announced “LauncherOne”, a new air-launched rocket specifically designed to deliver small satellites into…. 
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Virgin Galactic Reveals Privately Funded Satellite Launcher and   Confirms SpaceShipTwo Poised for Powered Flight

Virgin Galactic Reveals Privately Funded Satellite Launcher and Confirms SpaceShipTwo Poised for Powered Flight

New vehicle “LauncherOne” to transform small satellite market, as space tourism business powers into final leg of test flights

Today during the Farnborough International Air Show 2012, Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, announced “LauncherOne”, a new air-launched rocket specifically designed to deliver small satellites into orbit. With substantial funding already raised from Virgin Galactic’s partner aabar Investments PJS, and with commercial flights of this new orbital launch vehicle expected to begin by 2016, Virgin Galactic aims to offer frequent and dedicated launches at the world’s lowest prices. Virgin Galactic also announced that four private companies have already put down deposits as future LauncherOne customers, expressing their intent to purchase a total of several dozen launches, which would exceed the level of early commitment of any previous new launch vehicle. More
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Well on its way toward becoming the first commercial spaceliner, Virgin Galactic is unveiling a service for cargo as well.
Unlike passengers traveling aboard the suborbital SpaceShipTwo, satellites flying on LauncherOne, won't be coming back home. The new service, announced at the Farnborough International Airshow in London on Wednesday, is intended to put small satellites weighing less than 500 pounds into orbit around Earth.
Both vehicles will get a boost from Virgin Galactic's carrier aircraft, WhiteKnightTwo.
The six-passenger, two-pilot SpaceShipTwo is designed to give passengers a short suborbital hop beyond the atmosphere, similar to the flights made by pioneering U.S. astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom in 1961.
LauncherOne, a two-stage, liquid-fueled rocket designed for cargo only, will go much faster and higher, depositing its payloads into low-Earth orbit.
"I believe this new vehicle will create a long-overdue shakeup of the whole satellite industry, disrupting current norms and limitations in exactly the way SpaceShipTwo has for human space travel and space-based science research," Branson said.
The headcount for rides on SpaceShipTwo, which costs $200,000 per seat, is up to 529, Virgin Galactic president George Whitesides said.
Branson said he and his children plan to be aboard the first operational SpaceShipTwo flight next year. The vehicle currently is undergoing testing by manufacturer Scaled Composites in Mojave, Calif.
LauncherOne, which is expected to debut in 2016, will cost less than $10 million. Virgin Galactic is working under a DARPA contract to try to get that price as low as $1 million.
Image: Artist's conception of LauncherOne after its release from carrier aircraft White Knight Two. Credit: Virgin Galactic