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Saturday, January 23, 2021

MegaMillions' billion-dollar prize-winning ticket sold in Michigan


MegaMillions' billion-dollar prize-winning ticket sold in Michigan


Article Excerpt: "... The $1 billion jackpot-winning Mega Millions ticket, the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history, was sold in Michigan, according to the Mega Millions website. Friday's winning numbers were 4, 26, 42, 50, 60 and Mega Ball 24..."


Reference: www.naplesnews.com

SpaceX scrubs Cape Canaveral launch due to weather conditions


SpaceX scrubs Cape Canaveral launch due to weather conditions


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX scrubbed this mission a few minutes before liftoff due to inclement weather at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The next attempt is set for no earlier than 10 a.m. Sunday..."


Reference: www.floridatoday.com

Friday, January 22, 2021

Get It Now: 'Signal App is the most secure, privacy-centric messaging app ever made'


If you value your privacy, switch to Signal as your messaging app now


Article Excerpt: "... Signal isn’t owned by Facebook, Signal is cross-platform and doesn’t mine your data for ad targeting, Signal is incredibly secure, Edward Snowden uses Signal, messages are end-to-end encrypted, hides virtually all of the metadata, including who sent the message. That means only the person who the message is being sent to can see who sent it to them..."


Reference: www.fastcompany.com

6 Things to Know About NASA’s Mars Helicopter on Its Way to Mars


6 Things to Know About NASA’s Mars Helicopter on Its Way to Mars


Ingenuity Mars Helicopter
Article Excerpt: "... When NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021, it will be carrying a small but mighty passenger: Ingenuity, the Mars Helicopter. The helicopter, which weighs about 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms) on Earth and has a fuselage about the size of a tissue box, started out six years ago as an implausible prospect. Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California knew it was theoretically possible to fly in Mars’ thin atmosphere, but no one was sure whether they could build a vehicle powerful enough to fly, communicate, and survive autonomously with the extreme restrictions..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Good News: Biden is Pro-NASA Just Like Trump


Moon rock now on display in Oval Office of White House


Article Excerpt: "... display in the Oval Office of the White House at the request of the Joe Biden administration. The Moon rock now sits in the Oval Office in symbolic recognition of earlier generations' ambitions and accomplishments, and support for America's current Moon to Mars exploration approach. The "Lunar Sample 76015,143" is from the Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston..."


Reference: menafn.com

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Voters enraged after Democrats promise of '$2,000 checks' becomes $1,400 and now, nothing


Voters enraged after Democrats promise of '$2,000 checks' becomes $1,400 and no payment date set


Article Excerpt: "... If you send Jon and the reverend to Washington, those $2,000 checks will go out the door, restoring hope and decency for so many people who are struggling right now," Biden said at a rally for both candidates on Jan. 4...Rogelio Linares, a Democratic canvasser during the runoff elections, told Mediaite that he feels "like s---" over the issue and called it "a betrayal of the working class. "I was lying to people that were relying on this," he said. "At the time I didn’t know it was a lie..."


Reference: www.foxnews.com

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Madison County Area: Why Have We Not Had the Opportunity to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19 Yet?


Thousands flocking to virus vaccination sites across Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... Four state senators wrote a letter Tuesday asking for updated numbers on vaccinations given and saying incomplete reporting could threaten the flow of vaccine to the state. “While the supply pipeline is definitely an issue, our pipeline in Alabama has a kink,” Senators Jim McClendon, Greg Albritton, Tom Whatley and Randy Price wrote. “The rule is simple: The CDC will not authorize shipments to Alabama until they know we are using what we have on hand. Our citizens are paying a deadly price.” The Alabama Department of Public Health did not immediately respond to a request for comment..."


Reference: apnews.com

Alabama museum to restore full-sized mockup of space shuttle


Alabama museum to restore full-sized mockup of space shuttle


Article Excerpt: "... The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Alabama announced plans Tuesday to restore the world’s only full-sized mockup of a space shuttle coupled with an external fuel tank and twin rocket boosters. The shuttle test model, called Pathfinder, has been weathering outside the museum in Huntsville for more than three decades..."


Reference: abcnews.go.com

NASA Ends Efforts to Deploy Mars InSight’s ‘Mole’


NASA Ends Efforts to Deploy Mars InSight’s ‘Mole’


Article Excerpt: "... The old adage that “space is hard” is usually said whenever a spacecraft is lost because of a miscalculation, malfunction or fatal encounter with the harsh extremes of an off-world environment. But the villain putting a thorn in NASA’s side right now is nothing more than some seemingly innocuous Martian soil..."


Reference: www.scientificamerican.com