NASA’s Orion spacecraft completed its first test mission successfully yesterday. The spacecraft’s 2 orbit test flight took it to an altitude of 3600 miles above the Earth. The first time since Apollo that a spacecraft built for humans has flown that far. A huge first step to deep space exploration.
The Orion is built to go to the Moon, an asteroid, or Mars. Orion is not designed to go to the space station as the space craft is built to go further into space. The ISS orbits at 260 miles above the Earth. The Orion and it’s launch vehicle, the SLS, will be very powerful. Taking humans to far out places beyond the confines of Earth. Alternate propulsion methods are also being developed beyond the chemical based rockets. These will take humans farther and faster to their destinations.
Space flight is a big part of the Warped Cosmos universe. It’s exciting to see human spaceflight develop the way it has. Hopefully one day we will be travelling the worlds like we do in the Warped Cosmos Universe.
I have finally decided on a redesign for Doctor Warped that I can be happy about. His jacket has a John Lennon/Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band feel going on with it that fits the character. Wally is a free spirit and a revolutionary. He is anti-establishment by the fact that the establishment has shunned him for his crazy ideas. Though if the establishment wanted him backed he would probably go but he would laugh in their faces still.
The old design just had him in a t-shirt and jeans. Not the most imaginative character design. I will be the first to admit it. Hope you like it. Let me know what you think.
We didn’t wait for Amanda to find the mouse. He appeared stuck in the wall between the living room and kitchen. Cutting a hole in the wall we were able to rescue the little guy and set him free. He has a much better view now and he won’t have to watch his back with a cat and two dogs who might not be as kind as we were.
He wouldn’t stay and talk to us. He scampered out into the backyard to find himself a new home. He’s more than welcome to come back and visit. I just recommend he doesn’t get stuck in the wall like last time.
For the past week Amanda the Cat has been intently looking at the stove. She will just lay and and stare. We thought this might be one of her new resting spots that I spoke of recently. She changes up where she likes to lay down every few weeks. She’s like that.
The kitchen is right next to the study where I work on the comic. One night I hear something scratching from behind the stove. I then realize why Amanda has been so interested in this new spot. The noise suggest we have a little visitor inside the walls. We could not find an exit hole. Our little friend has not ventured out to the great wide unknown of the kitchen.
Which is good since Amanda would surely have made him a midnight snack by now. She might have even brought him to me as a gift. She did that recently to a cricket that wandered inside. The cricket remained alive rescuing the little guy from the clutches of Amanda in the nick of time.
Amanda’s new friend has not made an appearance. I’ve checked the basement numerous time as well to ensure that no lab animals are hiding there. No cheese or any other food has gone missing. I hope the little guy is safe and warm. If he is a good neighborly mouse he is more than welcome to stay.