The 'canonic' raft is made up from hollow reeds (in fact called 'canna' - hence canon, the rod by which rules are measured, and the sceptre or 'rod of the ruler' who administers the 'canon' of the law). This raft, being made of the hollow rods of the 'canonic rule' is imbued with the 'force of law'. The embodiment of these ideas is more elaborated in our later work, where the 'raft' is composed of three layers, such as in Houston, Texas, Den Haag, Holland and Cambridge, England. In the Pumping Station the green cyma-recta carries only a 'section' through the canonic log of the 'empowered' raft. The red sides of each giant 'ring' are revealed as the 'fiery' interior of a long black tube that was sliced into segments and put up as a solid 'flag' to narrate the 'history' of the Raft of Fire.
Yet the Architecture did 'work' as Architecture can and should. The Pumping Station became an Underground Railway poster, advertising the whole Dockland Development Area, and the subject of a BBC film. It was nearly chosen to go on the Docklands telephone directory. It was used in a fictional film in which it was the lair of a gang of criminals whose hoard was Maya gold, and it was the backdrop to a Cadillac car advertisement. Clearly there was something 'appealing' about and even something of the exotic and the 'American'. It is just that no-one knows 'how' architecture 'works' - or even what it is supposed to achieve - apart from mere notoriety.
The columns - large on the short sides and small on the long ones - separate the 'raft' from the 'mountain'. The zone of their separation is coloured dark blue, so as to make it recede and dematerialise. Its long sides are punctuated by huge circular louvres, painted a dark, recessive green, but outlined in fiery, lip-orange bricks. Green is the colour of the 'centre', the space of living which is the object of the 'Founding event'. The space of creation is also, quintessentially, the space of air, of breathing, and of the vocalised word that floats forth on that medium. The green louvres pass air through the Pumping station without restriction, in order to dilute potentially explosive gases in its waters. But, because the genesis of the 'space of creation' is always violent, from the big Bang onwards, the green is surrounded in fire.
Even so it was obvious from the beginning that my, always civil, Engineering colleagues regarded Architects as the bearers of a contagion that would infect anything we touched with high cost as well as other, obscurer ailments, all of which would be detrimental to sanity and good order. JOA who were almost unique amongst major Architects, at that time, in still executing all of our manufacturing drawings, in House, by hand, were expressly forbidden to come within a pencil's mark of any item of operating machinery. It was only by gentle cajoling that we were able to integrate building and machinery in any way further than the merely accidental. But the 'civils' confidence was slowly won, until, after comparing the performance of the Pumping Station, as a physical mechanism, from others who were giving huge troubles at that time, the Engineers came to realise that, even though the Temple of Storms was coloured and ornamented, it nevertheless performed at least as well as the simple 'factory' sheds that they believed all buildings needed to be - and very much better than the metal shells, pouring with internal condensate, that some Architects were obliging them to erect.
The Pumping Station roof is clearly legible as a 'raft' with its out-jutting red rafter-ends. Its blue-green roof, covered in durable, water-proof, glazed clay tiles covers the 'ark' containing the 'colonists' instruments. The 'battered' (architect-speak for sloping) walls of 'geologically sedimented' red and brown brick inscribe the figure of the 'mountain of nativity'.
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While Europe has not yet produced manned spaceships, it has sent men and women into space in cooperation with the Soviet Union, and, to a lesser extent, the United States of America.
On March 14, 1995 astronaut Norman Thagard became the first American to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle, arguably becoming the first American cosmonaut in the process.
However in the United States, the term "astronaut" is typically applied to the individual as soon as training begins, while in Russia, an individual is not labeled a cosmonaut until successful space flight.
In 1980 France started their own selection of astronauts, followed in 1982 by Germany, in 1983 by the Canadian space program, in 1985 by Japan and Italy in 1988.
Information about individual female astronauts may be found at Johnson Spaceflight Center's page. The History Office maintains a page about the , or Mercury 13.
In 1998 the European Space Agency formed a single astronaut corps of 18 by dissolving the former national corps of France, Germany and Italy.
STS 41-G Kathryn D. Sullivan, Sally K. Ride
STS 51-L Judith A. Resnik, Sharon Christa McAuliffe
STS-34 Shannon W. Lucid, Ellen S. Baker
STS-32 Bonnie J. Dunbar, Marsha S. Ivins
STS-40 Tamara E. Jernigan, M. Rhea Seddon, Millie Hughes-Fulford
STS-50 Bonnie J. Dunbar, Ellen S. Baker
STS-47 N. Jan Davis, Mae C. Jemison
STS-57 Nancy J. Sherlock, Janice E. Voss
STS-58 M. Rhea Seddon, Shannon W. Lucid
STS-63 Eileen M. Collins, Janice E. Voss
STS-67 Tamara E. Jernigan, Wendy B. Lawrence
STS-71 Ellen S. Baker, Bonnie J. Dunbar
STS-70 Nancy Jane Currie, Mary Ellen Weber
STS-73 Kathryn C. Thornton, Catherine G. Coleman
STS-76 Shannon W. Lucid, Linda M. Godwin
STS-83 Susan L. Still, Janice E. Voss
STS-84 Eileen M. Collins, Elena V. Kondakova
STS-94 Susan L. Still, Janice E. Voss
STS-91 Wendy B. Lawrence, Janet L. Kavandi
STS-96 Ellen Ochoa, Tamara E. Jernigan, Julie Payette
STS-93 Eileen M. Collins, Catherine G. Coleman
STS-99 Janet L. Kavandi, Janice E. Voss
STS-101 Mary Ellen Weber, Susan J. Helms
STS-112 Pamela Melroy, Sandra Magnus
STS-107 Kalpana Chawla, Laurel Clark
STS-114 Eileen M. Collins, Wendy Lawrence
STS-121 Stephanie D. Wilson, Lisa M. Nowak
STS-116 Sunita Williams, Joan Higginbotham
STS-118 Barbara R. Morgan, Tracy E. Caldwell Dyson
STS-120 Pamela A. Melroy, Stephanie D. Wilson
STS-126 Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, Sandra H. Magnus
STS-131 Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Stephanie Wilson, Naoko Yamazaki
(The 4 women in space during this mission set a record for the most women in space at the same time,
including these three from the STS-131 crew along with NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson who arrived on the ISS aboard Soyuz TMA-18)
military astronauts receive a special qualification badge, known as the Astronaut Badge upon completion of Astronaut training and participation in a space flight..