NASA TV airs a variety of regularly scheduled, pre-recorded educational and public relations programming 24 hours a day on its various channels. Programs include "NASA Gallery", which features photographs and video from NASA's history; "Video File", which broadcasts b-roll footage for news and media outlets; "Education File", which provides special programming for schools; "NASA Edge" and "NASA 360", hosted programs that focus on different aspects of NASA; and "This Week @ NASA", which shows news from NASA centers around the country. Live ISS coverage and related commentary is aired daily at 11 a.m. EST and repeats throughout the day. The network also provides an array of live programming, such as 24-hour coverage of Space Shuttle missions, ISS events (spacewalks, media interviews, educational broadcasts), press conferences and rocket launches. These often include running commentary by members of the NASA Public Affairs Office who serve as the "voice of Mission Control," including Rob Navias, Josh Byerly, Nicole Cloutier and Brandi Dean. In the United States, NASA Television's Public and Media channels are MPEG-2 digital C-band signals carried by QPSK/DVB-S modulation on satellite AMC-3, transponder 15C, at 87 degrees west longitude. Downlink frequency is 4000 MHz, horizontal polarization, with a data rate of 38.86 Mhz, symbol rate of 28.1115 Ms/s, and ¾ FEC. A Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) is needed for reception.
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Purchase here: http://www.williewrightmusic.com From the new album by Willie Wright, "This is not a Dream," this song, the title tune from the album, is a philosophical exhortation to live to the fullest, mindful of the finite nature of life, delivered in Willie's best folky-ironic style, but with a lot of optimism and hope along with that touch of fatalism. Perhaps the most musical and sophisticated of all his new work, we hope you enjoy it! Willie is is also widely known for his funky cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Right on for the Darkness," as well as last year's re-issue of his 1977 album "Telling the Truth."
Part 2 of Engineering the Inka Empire: A Symposium on Sustainability and Ancient Technologies Kenneth Wright and Ruth Wright examine the Inka road system in the vicinity of Machu Picchu. Here, the road system utilizes a wide variety of native technologies to meet enormous challenges and to achieve defined objectives. Slope stabilization, drainage, retaining walls, stairways, viewing stations, controlled access, guardhouses and platforms, rest stops and water supplies for the traveler all add up to a spectacular success by the ancient Inka road builders. Kenneth Wright, a consulting engineer, is the founder of Wright Water Engineers of Denver, Colorado. His company is involved in paleohydrological research in Peru, Mesa Verde, Southern France, Pompeii, Olympia, Thailand, Cambodia, and China. In Peru he and his wife Ruth have focused on the hydrology and hydraulics of Machu Picchu, Tipon, Moray, and currently, Ollanytaytambo. They have developed a deep appreciation for the skill and diligence of ancient Peruvian engineers and craftsmen. Ken has been awarded four honorary degrees from universities in Lima and Cusco, including an honorary doctorate from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria. Ruth Wright is the vice president of Wright Paleohydrological Institute and is active in water resources policy and field research. As a former member of the Colorado House of Representatives (fourteen years total, six as House Minority Leader), Ruth Wright supported the wise use of resources. She was awarded honorary professorships in 2008 (Universidad Nacional San Antonio de Abad) and 2009 (Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria). Ruth Wright is a graduate of Marquette University and earned her JD from the University of Colorado School of Law. Kenneth and Ruth Wright received the Order of Merit from Peru's President Alan Garcia and were honored in 2011 with a Joint Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin and the Explorer's Club's Lowell Thomas Award, all for their work in Peru. This symposium was webcast on November 14, 2013 from the Rasmuson Theater at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 28 July 2016.