Hubble New Image for its 25th Birthday 4/25/2015

IMG_4184IMG_4191The new image is a Gaggle of new stars. Our universe is active, not stagnant. It is alive.

Seating for Astronauts is what I want to hear. Our Hubble specialist that proved that Space is more diverse than our dreams.

Rick Linehan astronaut who serviced the Hubble was on the fourth mission to service the Hubble Telescope

Sharon from SMD “How do you wrap your mind around all of it.”

Arron Strong Astrophysicist provided the introductions.

Lauren Shcriber Astronaut who brought the Hubble up to its space in space.

in 1990 Charlie Bolden was the Shuttle pilot, and Lauren was the Commander for deploying the Hubble. Deployment was not easy, solar sails did not unflod, lens configuration, there were many “11th Hour” decisions. Failure was never an option.

They never thought the Hubble would not last this long, 15 years maybe. Now 25 years later  on  4/24 the Hubble still provides new insights to our place in the Universe, or multi-verse.

The Hubble Heroes helped Hubble to survive a quarter century. It process over 10 Tb of information every year of new data. It provides our known space in space.

No other telescopes has spurred more imagination then the Hubble. There is still more out there to discover.

In 2018 the James Web Telescope will be launched and will expand our search even more for other planets.

John Grunsfield: The detectors in our cameras and i phones were all from the research that created the Hubble. Another purpose of the Hubble was to discover black holes, and help unravel the creation of the universe. The universe is expanding not slowing down to what we expected.  The Hubble is a story of finding solutions to extraordinary problems.  “I love to be in Space”  In 2009 when we were replacing the camera with a digital camera, the bolts froze. Time to be creative in space.

John Grunsfield:: When we launched Hubble, we had no idea how beautiful and the impact of Hubble.

Charlie Bolden: Hubble is not just a telescope, it is an observatory. It is the “Peoples Telescope”.  From the Hubble challenge to repair, has provided new tools for almost every space walk.

IMG_4180John Grunsfield Pilot and worked on repairing the  Hubble.Commander Loren J. Shriver. STS-31, who brought up the Hubble in 1990. Who loves talking to the kids and watching their eyes open up when they hear the word “Hubble”.

IMG_4193 The real Hubble Heroes are those scientist that will have to interpret the extraordinary data and photos that lay ahead.

Current MUFON Case Files

Case # Sighting Date Shape Brief Description City County State
64706 11/10/2013 Circle X Marks The Spot Pasadena Anne Arundel MD
64698 4/11/2015 Circle Lights or Orbs? Pasadena Anne Arundel MD
64696 4/4/2015 Other Things in the Sky and Road Pasadena Anne Arundel MD
64659 4/13/2015 Circle second time in a month that the same light does the same thing Silver Spring Montgomery MD
64559 3/28/2015 Other Started as 3 helicopters inline then 1 outran the other 2 then went thru 1 of them then flew faster than other 2 in a different direction PARKVILLE Baltimore MD
64196 1968-06-00 Star-like Lights in sky shooting back and forth. Stopping for a moment then shooting to another location in sky. LA Plata Charles MD
64064 3/19/2015 N/A The Events i am trying to report here are artillery level explosions Calvert MD
64025 3/17/2015 Egg Gold round/oval/egg shaped. With trails went vertical in air. Chester Queen Anne’s MD
63859 12/9/2011 Sphere red dot like lights in no order bel air Harford MD
63341 2/11/2015 Oval Disc shared object with 3 beams of light behind Galena Kent MD
63325 2/13/2015 Other Unknown glowing light initially mistaken for the moon in early morning by Maryland woman. Ocean City Worcester MD
63317 2/7/2015 Blimp Blimp like with no cabin under and moved slow then fast. Followed along with traffic on 95 north in Maryland as we were traveling approximately 75 miles per hour. We did not notice any window, writing, or a cabin. . Allegany MD
63251 2/11/2015 Sphere Greyish white sphere that hovered in air then Not listed
63252 3/22/2015 Chevron Multiple orange orbs in a “V” formation, the orbs switched position like bird flying in formation. When off in distance objects looked like orange ribbon. Washington, DC District of Columbia DC
64116 3/21/2015 Oval It can be a living entity of plasma Washington District of Columbia DC
64003 7/17/1952 Disc Washington DC UFO Flap ; Piece Shot Off By Jet Interceptor District of Columbia DC
64116 3/21/2015 It can be a living entity of plasma Washington District of Columbia DC
64003 7/17/1952 Disc Washington DC UFO Flap ; Piece Shot Off By Jet Interceptor District of Columbia DC


This Saturday 4/18: MUFON MD & DC Meeting Larry Holcombe The Presidents and UFOs” & BoB Lazar’s clip


Larry Holcombe  2015

Larry Holcombe 2015

UFOS Prez 2015

The Presidents and UFOs by Larry Holcombe

We have a Double Feature for our April the 18th meeting. Our MD MUFON member “Fireman-Joe” will provide the latest video with Bob Lazar form his recent visit to the UFO Congress. Then we have our guest speaker Larry Holcombe Author of “The Presidents and UFOs”

Larry’s talk will focus on the importance of early modern presidential involvement in UFO/flying saucer issue. The importance of the Roswell incident in forming the government’s policy toward UFO issues, and the possible planned disclosure of an extraterrestrial prescience by the Nixon White House before being derailed by the Watergate scandal.
NYPOST Book Review

Larry’s book will be available for sale after our meeting.


As always, we welcome guests to attend who are interested in becoming new MUFON members.

Meeting Location:

Bill Bateman’s Bistro
 Lochmanns Plaza Shopping Center, 566 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD 21146
Phone:(410) 315-7960
Click here for Directions

Wishing everyone a great Spring!