[REBOL] Re: [Fwd: Re: RSL: Rebol Standard Library]
From: gjones05:mail:orion at: 24-May-2001 12:31
> From: Chris
> > This way scripts could use their UHURU (we really need a better
> > acronym I'm afraid ;)) ...
From: "Grant Parks"
> StarTrek Classic fans everywhere are priming their flamethrowers!
> I think her name was spelled differently:) Actually I think Uhuru
> "freedom" in some African language. It was the rallying cry of the
> warriors when they were trying to expel Dutch colonialists...
Uhuru, also known as the Small Astronomical Satellite 1 (SAS-1) was the
first earth-orbiting mission dedicated entirely to celestial X-ray
astronomy. It was launched on 12 December 1970 from the San Marco
platform in Kenya. December 12 was the seventh anniversary of the Kenyan
independence and in recognition of the hospitality of the Kenyan people,
the operating satellite was named Uhuru, which is the Swahili word for
freedom . The mission operated over two years and ended in March 1973.
Somehow Joel's acronym still seems appropriate, but hopefully the system
will last longer than the satellite mission!