Surveyor 3 and Apollo 12

Surveyor3_Apollo12On 17 April, 1967, NASA launched the Surveyor 3 spacecraft on a mission to the lunar surface. 2-1/2 years later, it was visited by Apollo 12 Commander Charles Conrad Jr. and astronaut Alan L. Bean, who took this picture. The Apollo 12 Lunar Module is visible in the background at right. It landed about 600 feet from Surveyor 3 in the Ocean of Storms. Using a surface sampler to study the lunar soil, Surveyor 3 conducted experiments to see how the lunar surface would support the weight of an Apollo lunar module. This moon lander, which was the second of the Surveyor series to make a soft landing on the moon, also gathered information on the lunar soil’s radar reflectivity and thermal properties. It transmitted more than 6,000 photographs of its surroundings back to Earth. The camera and several other pieces of equipment were removed from Surveyor 3 and brought back to Earth for examination.

Image Credit: NASA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Here’s the Cliffs Notes version of the hearing for those Gentle Readers who don’t want to slog through the entire 9 April transcript from the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit during which The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin admitted that he forged an exhibit in the case by altering a Certified Mail green card. He added a check mark to indicate that the card was for Restricted Delivery.

THE COURT: This is about the exact same brief green card being filed—the support motions you filed, the different docket entries, one showing the restricted delivery box checked and one not.

MR. KIMBERLIN: Your honor, like I said I asked the post office to send it restricted delivery.

THE COURT: You’re not answering my question.

MR. KIMBERLIN: Yes, I changed—

THE COURT: Did you change it?

MR. KIMBERLIN: Yes, I did.

THE COURT: And then you filed it representing that it accurately reflected the green card that had been filled out.

MR. KIMBERLIN: No, no, no, I filed it and accurately—it accurately reflected what I told the post office to do and that’s what it is. Like I said I’m a pro se litigant and—

THE COURT: Don’t even use that with me.

MR. KIMBERLIN: Okay, okay—

THE COURT: You know it’s one thing to say I’m pro se so I don’t understand rules or I don’t understand how to get something in and the rules of evidence and another thing to alter something and file it. I’m reading your motion right now to see exactly what you represented it to be when you filed it again at docket entry 59 so give me a minute.

So, in your motion at docket entry 59 and 60 at paragraph seven, you say, “Plaintiff does not need to provide an affidavit because the documents on which this motion is based are prima facie evidence, an official ticket from the Fairfax County Sheriff, Postal Service envelopes with tracking numbers, and a statement by defendant Akbar whom [unintelligible] sworn under the penalties as perjury.” So, you’re telling me that when you attached these copies of the green card, you weren’t intending to represent that those were accurate?

Earlier in the proceeding, TDPK also admitted that he has never paid for Restricted Delivery for any of his mailings.

MR. KIMBERLIN: I did not change them intentionally. When I go to the post office, I ask them to do it so it’s registered or whatever it’s called, restricted delivery, and they did not do it. He’s saying that there’s an extra fee. I’ve never paid an extra fee for restricted delivery.

That admission calls into question the validity of several Certified Mail green cards submitted by TDPK in both the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness and the Kimberlin v. Kimberlin Unmasked copyright trolling.


Sanctions Hearing Transcript

Here is the transcript of the 9 April, 2014, sanctions hearing in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit.

You can help my codefendants (Aaron Walker, Stacy McCain, Ali Akbar, and Kimberlin Unmasked) and me defend ourselves from The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s vexatious attack on our First Amendment rights. Go to Bomber Sues Bloggers to find out how.

UPDATE—It seems that the news of the hearing on the 9th is getting around and that some of the other defendants in the RICO Madness would like to bring it to the attention of Judge Grimm.

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