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Bill Deaver

Bill Deaver

A waning moon serves as a backdrop for Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo during a glide test on Wednesday over the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. For more pictures from the test flight, check Parabolic Arc. For more about photographer Bill Deaver, check the Mojave Transportation Museum’s website.



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  • spollyike

    Watch out Virgin the maori council are going to claim they own SPACE as one of their gods is space! (In maori tradition if you name something you must own it, for example if you name a mountain taranaki, even if you can’t defend it you still own it apparently.)

    “Rangi and Papa are the primordial parents, the sky father and the earth mother who lie locked together in a tight embrace (trying to have a quiet shag). They have many children all of which are male (probably gay), who are FORCED to live in the cramped darkness between them (incest/child abuse). These children grow and discuss among themselves what it would be like to live in the light (go to CYFS). Tūmatauenga, the fiercest of the children, proposes that the best solution to their predicament is to kill their parents (not uncommon in pre-european times). But his brother Tāne (or Tāne-mahuta) disagrees, suggesting that it is better to push them apart, to let Rangi be as a stranger to them in the sky above while Papa will remain below to nurture them (get them to divorce bro then mum can get the DPB and Dad has to pay Child support – we’ll be rich bro).”

    • Steve (North Shore)

      “In maori tradition if you name something you must own it”
      Can’t wait until Subaru find out about Matariki