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2020 Presidential Debate Leads to Alien Invasion in Ohio

There are reports of the presumed Alien Invasion of 2020 arriving in Ohio on Wednesday morning, just hours after the worst presidential “debate” in history which took place in Cleveland.

“At 6:24:42am on September 30, 2020, several people reported seeing a streaking light in the sky above Ohio. That prompted us to look at the more than 800 traffic cameras ODOT operates through OHGO.com to see what we could find. Sure enough, we spotted the flash on several cameras from Stebenville to Cincinnati and Cleveland to Columbus.”

Back in 2008, Barack Obama said “I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father, Jor-El, to save the planet Earth.”

Due to a clear mission failure, maybe more Kryptonian survivors were sent to Earth for reinforcement after that “shitshow” of a debate.

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2020 Presidential Debate Leads to Alien Invasion in Ohio

There are reports of the presumed Alien Invasion of 2020 arriving in Ohio on Wednesday morning, just hours after the worst presidential “debate” in history which took place in Cleveland.

“At 6:24:42am on September 30, 2020, several people reported seeing a streaking light in the sky above Ohio. That prompted us to look at the more than 800 traffic cameras ODOT operates through OHGO.com to see what we could find. Sure enough, we spotted the flash on several cameras from Stebenville to Cincinnati and Cleveland to Columbus.”

Back in 2008, Barack Obama said “I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father, Jor-El, to save the planet Earth.”

Due to a clear mission failure, maybe more Kryptonian survivors were sent to Earth for reinforcement after that “shitshow” of a debate.

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Vice President Mike Pence Visits NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Vice President Pence Arrives for Visit at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Vice President Pence Visits NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Vice President Mike Pence visited NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida today and addressed employees at the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building. The vice president also toured Kennedy to learn more about the center’s work as a multi-user spaceport for commercial and government clients, and he saw the agency’s progress toward launching from U.S. soil on spacecraft built by American companies. He visited the Neil Armstrong Operation’s and Checkout Building to see NASA’s Orion spacecraft that will travel past the moon, and eventually on to Mars atop the Space Launch System rocket.

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Vice President Mike Pence Visits NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Vice President Pence Arrives for Visit at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Vice President Pence Visits NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Vice President Mike Pence visited NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida today and addressed employees at the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building. The vice president also toured Kennedy to learn more about the center’s work as a multi-user spaceport for commercial and government clients, and he saw the agency’s progress toward launching from U.S. soil on spacecraft built by American companies. He visited the Neil Armstrong Operation’s and Checkout Building to see NASA’s Orion spacecraft that will travel past the moon, and eventually on to Mars atop the Space Launch System rocket.

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NASA Prepares for Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse

This image of the moon crossing in front of the sun was captured on Jan. 30, 2014, by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory observing an eclipse from its vantage point in space.
Credits: NASA

June 21, 2017
NASA RELEASE 17-058

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, and NASA is preparing to share this experience of a lifetime on Aug. 21.

Viewers around the world will be provided a wealth of images captured before, during, and after the eclipse by 11 spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station – each offering a unique vantage point for the celestial event.

NASA Television will air a multi-hour show, Eclipse Across America: Through the Eyes of NASA, with unprecedented live video of the celestial event, along with coverage of activities in parks, libraries, stadiums, festivals and museums across the nation, and on social media.

Coast to coast, from Oregon to South Carolina, 14 states will – over a span of almost two hours – experience more than two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day. When the moon completely blocks the sun, day will turn into night and make visible the otherwise hidden solar corona, the sun’s atmosphere. Bright stars and planets also will become visible. Using specialized solar viewing glasses or other equipment, all of North America will be able to view at least a partial eclipse lasting two to four hours.

“Never before will a celestial event be viewed by so many and explored from so many vantage points – from space, from the air, and from the ground,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “With our fellow agencies and a host of scientific organizations, NASA will continue to amplify one key message: Take time to experience the Aug. 21eclipse, but experience it safely.”

Viewing Safety

The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun. In the 70-mile-wide swath of the country that will experience a total eclipse, it’s safe to look at the total eclipse with your naked eyes only during the brief period of totality, which will last about two minutes, depending on your location.

An alternative method for safe viewing of the partially-eclipsed sun is with a pinhole projector. With this method, sunlight streams through a small hole – such as a pencil hole in a piece of paper, or even the space between your fingers – onto a makeshift screen, such as a piece of paper or the ground. It’s important to watch the screen, not the sun.

For more information on viewing safety, visit:

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

NASA and other agencies will provide vital information and updates on their respective websites that include viewing safety, activities across the country including at national parks, in addition to transportation preparations.

Studying Our Sun

Many researchers and citizen scientists will take advantage of this unique opportunity to study our sun, solar system, and Earth under rare circumstances. The sudden blocking of the sun during an eclipse reduces the light and changes the temperature on the ground, creating conditions that can affect local weather and animal behavior.

Understanding the sun has always been a top priority for space scientists. These scientists study how the sun affects space and the space environment of planets – a field known as heliophysics. As a source of light and heat for life on Earth, scientists want to understand how our sun works, why it changes, and how these changes influence life on Earth. The sun’s constant stream of solar material and radiation can impact spacecraft, communications systems, and orbiting astronauts.

“Eclipse 2017 provides an incredible opportunity to engage the entire nation and the world, inspiring learners of all ages who have looked to the sky with curiosity and wonder,” said Steven Clarke, director of NASA’s Heliophysics Division in Washington.

NASA spacecraft capturing the event include: NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which will turn toward Earth to track the shadow of the moon on our planet; a host of Earth-observing spacecraft, which can both observe the shadow of the moon and measure how it affects Earth’s weather; and a fleet of solar observing spacecraft. NASA images and data of the eclipse will complement that collected by other scientific organizations.

For more information on eclipse activities, observing assets, and viewing safety, visit:

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov

To watch the Aug. 21 NASA TV eclipse broadcast online and access interactive web content and views of the eclipse from more than 60 telescopes, aircraft and balloons, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive

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Vice President Pence to Visit NASA’s Kennedy Space Center July 6th

During his visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Vice President Mike Pence will tour the Vehicle Assembly Building, an enormous structure originally built for assembly of Apollo/Saturn vehicles, later modified to support Space Shuttle operations, and currently under modification to support Orion and Space Launch System operations.
Credits: NASA

Vice President Mike Pence will visit NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday, July 6.

NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage for parts of the visit starting at noon EDT with Air Force Two’s arrival at Kennedy’s Shuttle Landing Facility runway, as well as a special address to the center’s workforce at 12:50 p.m.

The Vice President will tour Kennedy and learn more about the center’s work as a multi-user spaceport for commercial and government clients, as well as see the agency’s progress toward launching from U.S. soil on spacecraft built by American companies, and traveling past the moon, and eventually on to Mars and beyond with the help of NASA’s new Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket.

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President Trump Calls Space Station Crew on Record-Setting Day

From the Oval Office at the White House, President Trump called Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA April 24 to offer congratulations to Whitson on the day she broke the record for most cumulative days on orbit by a U.S. astronaut. Whitson’s 534-day total surpassed the record held by NASA’s Jeff Williams. Trump’s daughter Ivanka and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins joined the president to discuss Whitson’s presence as a role model for young women and students as she continues her more than nine-month mission on station.

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ISS Expedition 50 Crew Lands After 173-day Mission

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NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Adds Three Months to Record-Breaking Mission

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to extend her mission with an additional three months at the International Space Station.
Credits: NASA

Already poised to break the record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut, Peggy Whitson is set to extend her mission with an additional three months at the International Space Station.

NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos, signed an agreement to extend Peggy Whitson’s stay on the space station into Expedition 52. Rather than returning to Earth with her Expedition 51 crew mates Oleg Novitsky of Roscosmos and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency), in June as originally planned, Whitson will remain on the space station and return home with NASA’s Jack Fischer and Roscosmos’ Fyodor Yurchikhin. That landing is targeted for September.

“This is great news,” Whitson said. “I love being up here. Living and working aboard the space station is where I feel like I make the greatest contribution, so I am constantly trying to squeeze every drop out of my time here. Having three more months to squeeze is just what I would wish for.”

The arrangement takes advantage of a Soyuz seat left empty by the Roscosmos decision to temporarily reduce their crew complement to two cosmonauts. Whitson’s extension will ensure a full complement of six astronauts on board the station and increase the amount of valuable astronaut time available for experiments on board the station.

“Peggy’s skill and experience makes her an incredible asset aboard the space station,” said Kirk Shireman, NASA’s International Space Station Program Manager. “By extending the stay of one of NASA’s most veteran astronauts, our research, our technology development, our commercial and our international partner communities will all benefit.”

This is Whitson’s third long-duration stay onboard the space station. She launched on Nov. 17 with 377 days in space already under her belt, and on April 24 will break Jeff Williams’ standing United States record of 534 cumulative days in space. In 2008, Whitson became the first woman to command the space station, and on April 9 will become the first woman to command it twice. In addition, she holds the record for most spacewalks by a female.

Follow Whitson’s stay on the space station via social media at:

http://www.twitter.com/AstroPeggy

SOURCE: NASA

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NASA TV to Air Return of Space Station Crew Members to Earth April 10

Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Flight Engineers Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos will undock their Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft from the space station on April 10.
Credits: NASA

Three crew members aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to depart the orbiting outpost Monday, April 10. Coverage of their departure and return to Earth will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Flight Engineers Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos will undock their Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft from the space station at 4 a.m. EDT and land in Kazakhstan at 7:20 a.m. (5:20 p.m.Kazakhstan time). Their return will wrap up 173 days in space for the crew members since their launch last October.

NASA TV will air coverage of the departure and landing activities at the following dates and times:

Sunday, April 9

  • 10:40 a.m. – Change of command ceremony in which Kimbrough hands over station command to NASA’s Peggy Whitson

Monday, April 10

  • 12:15 a.m. – Farewell and hatch closure coverage (hatch closure at 12:40 a.m.)
  • 3:30 a.m. – Undocking coverage (undocking scheduled at 4 a.m.)
  • 6 a.m. – Deorbit burn and landing coverage (deorbit burn at 6:27 a.m., landing at 7:20 a.m.)
  • 9 a.m. – Video file of hatch closure, undocking and landing activities.

Tuesday, April 11

  • 12 p.m. – Video file of landing and post-landing activities and post-landing interview with Kimbrough in Kazakhstan

Together, the Expedition 50 crew members continued work on hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard humanity’s only orbital laboratory.

At the time of undocking, Expedition 51 will begin aboard the station under Whitson’s command. Along with her crewmates Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency), the three-person crew will operate the station until the arrival of two new crew members. NASA’s Jack Fischer and Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos are scheduled to launch April 20 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Keep up with the International Space Station, and its research and crews, at:

 https://www.nasa.gov/station

SOURCE: NASA

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