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Soon, astronauts won’t be the only crew members aboard the International Space Station. Astrobee, a free-flying robot 🤖, will head to our orbiting laboratory to assist the crew with everything from housekeeping to maintenance. Find out more in the latest episode of #SpaceToGround:

Unethical design and what it means for privacy:

Please take some time today to make a commitment to gun safety reform and remember those we've lost to gun violence.

Wow, wonder if this can be 3D printed...


By Masayo Fukuda.

Kirigami, the traditional Japanese art form, involves cutting intricate forms from a single sheet of white paper and then contrasting it against a black background to reveal the design.

#Art #Kirigami #Paper #Octopus

When you’re living and working aboard the International Space Station on #ValentinesDay, flower delivery options are slim to none! An astronaut tackled this challenge in 2016 by growing zinnias to create the first-ever floral arrangement in space. Seeds from the flowers grown in our orbiting laboratory have germinated into more than 40 space zinnias that are now growing at Kennedy Space Center. More:

#OBR #OneBillionRising !
"Break the Chain" Lyrics
Lyrics by Tena Clark
Music by Tena Clark/Tim Heintz

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Come join us for the live session from 8-10 pm EST in Club Chocolate! city

Click Club Chocolate on the teleport board if you don't have a landmark :)

Then stay with us for the party train with Caesar Wright from 10-midnight!

3, 2, 1, FIRE! 🔥🔥🔥

LIVE NOW: Join us as we fire up one of the engines that will power our Space Launch System rocket into space. Watch today's test of an RS-25 engine at our John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi:

Today, we're saying #ThanksOppy as the Mars rover's mission comes to an end. Here are six things to know about our record-breaking, discovery-making, marathon-driving rover, which found that ancient Mars was awash in water... and a selection of the best images it sent back to Earth:
The engineering achievement is spectacular and inspirational.

One of the speakers in today's presentation referred to the 5000 charge-discharge cycles of the batteries and how that compares favourably with the batteries in modern smart phones. That really brought home to me what a durable little bugger Opportunity was! It was great, too, how when faced with a big problem, like getting stuck in a dune, perseverance and will to win got them through the problem.

I take my hat off to all the engineers that made this project such a wonderful and uplifting success!

Very cool.

I watched the today's presentation from the NASA JPL.

My question to the NASA team is:
The eventual end of the Opportunity rover has been attributed to obscuration of the solar cells by dust from storms at the Martian surface. There was also some discussion about the probability of such dust storms occurring in the future. In view of these facts, have generic rover design decisions been taken to ameliorate the adverse effects caused by exposure of future rovers to storms?


According to a legend from the 19th century, the truth and the lie will one day meet.
The lie says to the truth: "Today is a wonderful day"! The truth looks up into the sky and sighs, because the day was really beautiful. They spend a lot of time together and finally arrive next to a well.
The lie says to the truth: "The water is very beautiful, let's bathe together!" The truth, again suspicious, tests the water and discovers that it is really nice. They undress and start bathing. Suddenly the lie comes out of the water, puts on the clothes of the truth and runs away. The angry truth comes out of the well and runs everywhere to find the lie and get her clothes back.
The world that sees the truth naked turns her eyes away with contempt and anger. The poor truth returns to the well and disappears forever, hiding its shame in it. Since then, the lie has traveled around the world, disguised as the truth, satisfying the needs of society, for the world by no means desires to face the naked truth.

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Works for me. I wonder if this is a Diaspora limitation since I am in Friendica.

Dear everybody reading this,

we are at the verge of going into the last phase before the next release of ~friendica ~friendica. If you happen to speak English and a second language and furthermore feel qualified enough to tra
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Yes, it is quite easy to understand how it works at Transifex. I'm a lambda user and found my way even without this well done help post.
I'll concentrate on the message.po

On February 13, we'll hold a briefing at 2 p.m. EST from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where we'll talk about the last planned attempts to communicate with our Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The rover last communicated on June 10, 2018, as a massive dust storm blanketed the Red Planet. Details: