George Mason Men's played a tonight on the floor of EagleBank Arena, introducing the players of the 2019-2020 season as the GMU Green Machine played music from the stands.

The 2019 Northern Virginia Astronomy Club at C.M. Crockett Park featured Dan Ward, Emily Martin from the National Air and Space Museum & Thomas Barclay from 's Goddard Space Flight Center, lectures about smartphone , of the in our & discovery by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.

NASA: 60 Years and Counting

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opened for business on Oct. 1, 1958, with T. Keith , president of Case Institute of Technology in Ohio, as its first administrator. director Hugh served as the first deputy administrator, and NACA veteran Robert ultimately headed the Task Group and the Mercury program before becoming the director of NASA’s Manned Center (now the Johnson Space Center) in .

A 3rd Quarter rally broke a tie on a by GMU Club Football to make it 18-12. After UNC Greensboro Club Football scored again, rallied in the 4th to pull ahead 32-18. scored once more as the clock ran out, GMU taking a 32-24 season-opener win.

The Woodbridge Mighty Viking Marching Band performing in exhibition a show entitled for the finale of The 2019 Woodbridge Viking Invitational.

Congratulations to the Pride of Colgan Marching Band, their show entitled ... taking First Place in the 5A Class at The 2019 Woodbridge Viking Invitational.

Congratulations to the Rock Ridge Marching Phoenix Band, their show taking First Place in the 4A Class and the Memorial Gold trophy at The 2019 Woodbridge Viking Invitational.

Congratulations to the Osbourn Screaming Eagles Marching Band, their show entitled taking in the 3A Class at The 2019 Woodbridge Viking Invitational.

Congratulations to the Spirit of Stonewall Jackson , their show entitled taking First Place in the 2A Class and the Memorial Green trophy at The 2019 Woodbridge Viking Invitational.

Congratulations to the Skyline Marching Hawks, their show entitled taking First Place in the 1A Class at The 2019 Woodbridge Viking Invitational.

It's going to be a beautiful day today. Sunshine throughout, low humidity; really a splendid September day. The afternoon temperature about 80 degrees, great weather for the primary election. Tonight clear and cool, low 60 in Midtown.

papersplease.org/wp/2019/08/30

By a vote of 9 to 4, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has found that 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.”

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Inside a new , the — tiny electronic switches that collectively perform computations — are made with , 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.

nasa.gov/feature/jpl/30-years-

The New Mind Control, by Robert Epstein in February 2016:

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The internet has spawned subtle forms of influence that can flip elections and manipulate everything we say, think and do.

The Manassas Symphony Orchestra opened its 2019-2020 season with a concert featuring trombonist Scott Shelsta at the Harris Pavilion in the City of Manassas on Sunday afternoon.

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