NASA and the blood-stained missiles
The ancient mariner had killed the Albatross. Later he repented.
What happened afterward? The fiery storm damaged the ship. The monster waves drowned the children.
They tried to escape from the fire-spitting missiles. They tried to escape from the claw of death. The children from Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Iraq, tried to escape the fire, destruction, and death.
But, tell me one truth. How did the US military build the pin-pointed missiles? It flew a thousand miles and struck the hideouts of the terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and Libya.
Sometimes, they fell on the wrong targets. Houses, where children were playing.
And, boom! The cloak of darkness.
Geodetic or geometric data fired the salvo.
What is that? It is scientific data. The scientific community needs it. Measuring the shape and size of this planet is difficult. The geodetic or geometric data helps us.
But, the US military builds the missiles, using the same data. The published declassified documents tell us the inside story.
NASA did not want this. Tight cooperation between NASA and the US military agencies allowed them to use the same geodetic data.
NASA wanted for scientific endeavor. Military wanted them for building missiles, killing terrorists and common people at same breath.
NASA wanted documents to remain unclassified. So, they bickered and bickered. The conscience roared at the silent ears.
The US missiles used the NASA technology to build the missiles. NASA used their cameras to photograph the moonwalk.
Pause. Human civilization.
Spies in the Skies
There are so many small organizations in and around work silently for deprived children, mentally challenged and older people.
Today, a small news came from Alipurduar. Children from deprived family collected new dress for their mothers. I was amazed, how a small organization (people even don’t know the name) organized it successfully and people also participated willingly and gave new saree for their mothers.
But who will give some dresses to those children in this festive season?
A quick addition for today. I have two students of different age group. One is around 53/54 years old. I teach him ASP.NET!
Another one is around seven years. I assist him to do his home work, school task etc.
In ASP.NET, I know not everything, in fact I’m learning myself. So I did not want to start so soon. But Kartickda’s spirit in his age is indomitable. So I backed down and advised him to go slow so that in between I can learn.
Hagudu is more interested about getting my company, teaching him is not very important, going every Sunday morning and spend some time together is more important.
Before seeing him, getting closer to him, I did not know spending time with children could be so fascinating.
Moreover, I regularly feel, quite compulsively, every child should get access to learning, knowledge, school, books, color pencil, drawing book etc.
The slogan like one laptop per child seems to be a distant dream in our country, but we can at least assure that every child can go to school, at least.
But it is difficult, so difficult!