i am the girl and the wave is life
DON’T FACE YOUR BACK TO THE OCEAN.
Spam. The other pink meat.
(NASA) Aloha! With the graceful arc of the Earth’s limb in the background, the entire Hawaiian Island archipelagois visible in this stunning photo taken by the astronauts onboard the shuttle Discovery in October of 1988. Along with popular beaches and tropical resorts, these volcanic islands offer extreme elevations with dark, dry, cloudless skies. Consequently they have also become popular sites for sophisticated ground based telescopes. The peak of Mauna Kea, on the Big Island (upper left), boasts an impressive array of astronomical instruments including the Keck Telescope, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, the NASA IRTF, the JCMT and UKIRT, and the Gemini Telescope Project. The dormant volcanic cone of Haleakala on Maui(just below the Big Island) is home to the Air Force Maui Optical Station and the Mees Solar Observatory. Mahalo nui loa!
Hawaiian Word of the Day:
E hoʻomaha me ka maluhia, e Kenekoa Daniel K. Inouye. Aloha ʻoe.
Rest in peace, Senator Daniel K. Inouye.
(Photo: Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images file)
Daniel Inouye, the most senior senator in the U.S. Senate, has died of respiratory complications. He was 88.
Inouye, a Democrat from Hawaii, was hospitalized a week and a half ago at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he said he was working with doctors to regulate his oxygen intake.
He is survived by his wife, Irene Hirano, and son, Daniel “Kenny” Inouye. Kenny is his son with Margaret Shinobu Awamura, who died in 2006.