I knew this guy in the military, we were law enforcement specialists with the Air Force Security Police stationed at Edwards AFB, California- up on the Mojave Desert. 300 square miles or so of flat desert and two major civilian highways that ran through the base. No gates back then, but now they have them. Anyway, this guy was known as 1-Adam-Justice. Same time that Adam -12 came out on TV. He would write a ticket for one-mile over the speed limit. Guy had a lot of complaints made against him, but it didn't slow him down. When the mysterious "Blue-Eyes" incident occurred, he was the guy stationed up at the rocket site, where they tested rocket engines and other scientific work, when he suddenly vanished one night on duty and a search found him unconscious by one of the rocket engine stands. He had emptied his revolver into the mysterious Blue Eyes and that's all he could remember. Sure enough, his revolver had fired off all six rounds and the footprints in the sand were from Blue Eyes. But, he wasn't harmed. He was never quite the same after that event. I always wondered what happened to him after he left the service, probably became a politician or went to work for the IRS.
Mona and I have been working at getting a few outside chores done everyday, but I sure need to get my hands on a lawnmower. Grass is approaching knee high and the dandelions have covered the yard in bright yellow. Swallows seemed to have left early, or at least they've found another home to visit. Same with the hummingbirds, hardly ever see one and they used to love our place. Usually the swallows leave here in early July, maybe they know something we don't. Big extinct volcano is Russia is waking up, suspected it could do a Mt. St.Helens thing, but with volcanoes that could still be years off. It is amazing how many earthquakes the world is getting, or maybe its just our science equipment is better at picking them up. Haven't heard anything new on that mega asteroid coming out way. Supposed to miss us, but the scientists are concerned because of its size it could effect our gravity. Does that mean we will feel lighter in our shoes or we'll liable to float away? Wish they'd be a bit more exact on that because I'll need to have lifelines installed to hold us close to the house. Flying might be amusing at first, but I'd rather save it for carnival rides and airplanes.
President Trump wants us going back to the moon, personally I don't really believe we ever left there. I worked around the Space shuttle quite a bit, guarding it really and watched the "Enterprise" fly numerous times. It never had any engines, just empty shells where the engines would go. The Enterprise was a full-size shuttle used to test the gliding capabilities of the flying brick. Before it, NASA tested a series of what was called "lifting bodies". These were single seat pods, without engines dropped off the wing of a B-52 bomber They would lift it a top a 747, which was filled with fuel bladders, as the 747 burned up a lot of fuel to handle the weight of the Enterprise and it would fly the flying brick way up high and then the two aircraft would separate and the pilots of the Enterprise would float it down to earth and land it at Edwards. Several times they landed out on the base's dry lake beds and then came the big day it actually landed on the runway. There was a noticeable gasp when the bird bounced and people thought there was going to be a crash, but the pilots did their job and brought the flying brick to a safe stop. I was out there near the runway when it came in, I think I skipped a couple heartbeats when that happened. Sadly, the Enterprise never flew into space. But from listening to all the speeches at NASA and talking with some of the workers, there was really no reason why the space shuttle couldn't have flown to the moon and back, or even landed on the moon. Its storage area was large enough to carry the required oxygen for the crew and fuel needed for the flight. Then I always asked why the government shelved the program and sold off or donated the old birds. We now have to rely on the Russians at some gawd-awful price tag to fly us to the International Space Station. Why did we shelve the shuttle program? Edwards was a great place to be stationed to see a lot of sci-fi stuff become reality.