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Greta Thunberg speech: I have a dream that the powerful will take the climate crisis seriously | The Independent

My name is Greta Thunberg, I am 16 years old and I’m from Sweden. I am grateful for being with you here in the USA. A nation that, to many people, is the country of dreams.

I also have a dream: that governments, political parties and corporations grasp the urgency of the climate and ecological crisis and come together despite their differences – as you would in an emergency – and take the measures required to safeguard the conditions for a dignified life for everybody on earth.

— Read on www.independent.co.uk/voices/greta-thunberg-congress-speech-climate-change-crisis-dream-a9112151.html

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Eight-hour comms lags and shock discoveries: 30 years after Voyager 2 visited gas giant Neptune • The Register

“Every day,” said Ed Stone, a professor of physics at Caltech and Voyager’s project scientist since 1975, “we learned something new.”

— Read on www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/27/neptune/

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SpaceX STP-2 Mission

There’s nothing like TWENTY-SEVEN Merlin rockets firing simultaneously, at least not since the Apollo missions.

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SpaceX RADARSAT Constellation Mission TOMORROW!!!

SCIENCE!!!

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SpaceX CRS-17 Mission Launch

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Study Finds No Benefit for Dietary Supplements – NIH Director’s Blog

Based on an analysis of survey data gathered from more than 27,000 people over a six-year period, the NIH-funded study found that individuals who reported taking dietary supplements had about the same risk of dying as those who got their nutrients through food.

What’s more, the mortality benefits associated with adequate intake of vitamin A, vitamin K, magnesium, zinc, and copper were limited to food consumption.

The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, also uncovered some evidence suggesting that certain supplements might even be harmful to health when taken in excess [2]. For instance, people who took more than 1,000 milligrams of supplemental calcium per day were more likely to die of cancer than those who didn’t.
— Read on directorsblog.nih.gov/2019/04/16/study-finds-no-benefit-for-dietary-supplements/

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SpaceX/NASA Crew Dragon Recovery

Be sure to check out the live NASA feed this morning as they and SpaceX prepare to recover the Crew Dragon capsule in splash down from the International Space Station.

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Nasa/SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-1 Mission

This never gets old. Also, SCIENCE!!!

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NASA Renames Facility in Honor of ‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson | NASA

NASA has redesignated its Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia, as the Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility, in honor of the West Virginia native and NASA “hidden figure.”

“I am thrilled we are honoring Katherine Johnson in this way as she is a true American icon who overcame incredible obstacles and inspired so many,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “It’s a fitting tribute to name the facility that carries on her legacy of mission-critical computations in her honor.”
— Read on www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-renames-facility-in-honor-of-hidden-figure-katherine-johnson

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SpaceX Iridium-8 Launch

I don’t know how I missed it, but SpaceX had their 8th and final launch of Iridium’s Next satellite cluster on January 11th. As always, SpaceX live streamed the launch on YouTube.

SpaceX Iridium-8 Mission Video on YouTube

Iridium also released a music playlist on Spotify. If you start the playlist at T-12.55 of the launch countdown, it lines up perfectly with the entire mission. You can find the playlist here.