The 2019 Northern Virginia Astronomy Club #StarGaze at C.M. Crockett Park featured Dan Ward, Emily Martin from the National Air and Space Museum & Thomas Barclay from #NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, lectures about smartphone #astrophotography, #moons of the #OuterPlanets in our #SolarSystem & #exoplanet discovery by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. #TESS #Astronomy
NASA: 60 Years and Counting
#NASA opened for business on Oct. 1, 1958, with T. Keith #Glennan, president of Case Institute of Technology in Ohio, as its first administrator. #NACA director Hugh #Dryden served as the first deputy administrator, and NACA veteran Robert #Gilruth ultimately headed the #Space Task Group and the Mercury program before becoming the director of NASA’s Manned #Spacecraft Center (now the Johnson Space Center) in #Houston.
A 3rd Quarter rally broke a tie on a #touchdown by GMU Club Football to make it 18-12. After UNC Greensboro Club Football scored again, #GMU rallied in the 4th to pull ahead 32-18. #UNCG scored once more as the clock ran out, GMU taking a 32-24 season-opener win. #Football #MasonNation #GetPatriotic
By a vote of 9 to 4, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has found that #TSA checkpoint staff are “officers or employees” of the Federal government who “execute searches… for violations of Federal law”, and therefore that the US government is subject to private lawsuits for damages for certain intentional torts by TSA “screeners” including “assault, battery, false imprisonment, false arrest, [and] malicious prosecution.”
Inside a new #microprocessor, the #transistors — tiny electronic switches that collectively perform computations — are made with #carbon #nanotubes, rather than silicon. By devising techniques to overcome the nanoscale defects that often undermine individual nanotube transistors, researchers have created the first computer chip that uses thousands of these switches to run programs.
Thirty years ago, on Aug. 25, 1989, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft made a close flyby of Neptune, giving humanity its first close-up of our solar system's eighth planet. Marking the end of the Voyager mission's Grand Tour of the solar system's four giant planets — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune — that first was also a last: No other spacecraft has visited Neptune since.
The New Mind Control, by Robert Epstein in February 2016:
The internet has spawned subtle forms of influence that can flip elections and manipulate everything we say, think and do.
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