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Shuttle-flown solid rocket segments arrive in Florida for Artemis 1 SLS rocket
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Shuttle-flown solid rocket segments arrive in Florida for Artemis 1 SLS rocket

Shuttle-flown solid rocket segments arrive in Florida for Artemis 1 SLS rocketThe solid rocket booster segments for NASA's first Space Launch System (SLS) rocket arrived by train to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, June 12, 2020. (Image credit: Northrop Grumman)A solid rocket booster segment that helped launch the Hubble Space Telescope, send the space shuttle Endeavour on its maiden mission and return John Glenn to orbit has arrived back at NASA's Florida spaceport to lift off once again — this time as part of the first Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.The steel cylinder, which will help form one of the two, five-segment motors to be mounted to the Artemis 1 SLS core stage, was among the hardware that was delivered by train to NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Friday (June 12)....
Every Day Carry: Everything you need to know to build a great military EDC
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Every Day Carry: Everything you need to know to build a great military EDC

Every Day Carry: Everything you need to know to build a great military EDCIf you spend enough time online, you’re bound to run across the acronym “EDC,” which is short for “Every Day Carry.” In some circles, those three letters refer specifically to firearms, but the truth is, a good EDC is tailored to the user, not the memes you find floating around Reddit.Most military installations don’t permit troops to carry a firearm on base without special permission, and some installations don’t even permit you to keep firearms in base housing. Because of this, our exploration into the world of Every Day Carry won’t include firearms. Instead, we’ll be focused on what’s handy to have on your body throughout the day, the things you’ll want to be aware of when choosing your EDC equipment, and of cours...
Our Commitment to Work Against Racism
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Our Commitment to Work Against Racism

Our Commitment to Work Against Racism Bill Nye • June 5, 2020 Dear members, This week, my colleagues and I here at The Planetary Society joined the growing chorus of voices calling out the systemic racism that plagues our world. Many of us are having a hard time looking up right now. It’s a painful moment. We here at The Planetary Society recognize we must do more to support Black people, including Black people who love space. Our mission is to empower the world’s citizens to advance space science and exploration. Because we are the largest independent space advoc...
Committed to Doing the Work
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Committed to Doing the Work

Committed to Doing the Work The Planetary Society • June 5, 2020 The Downlink: Weekly resources to fuel your love of space Space Snapshot The Planetary Society Committed to Doing the Work The Planetary Society aims to empower the world’s citizens to advance space science and exploration. This aspiration is only possible through equality. Because we are the largest independent space advocacy group of its kind, it’s imperative that we do our part to get things right. Read the full statement from Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye here. You love space, now take action This wee...
VIDEO: History Up Close – Pete Conrad Suit
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VIDEO: History Up Close – Pete Conrad Suit

VIDEO: History Up Close – Pete Conrad SuitGet closer than ever before with some of our science and space exploration learning center’s artifacts and exhibits in our video series, “History Up Close.” Today we are exploring a historic Apollo-era space suit. This suit was worn by Apollo 12 commander, Charles “Pete” Conrad, when he became the third person to walk on the Moon during the second lunar landing mission. NASA sent Apollo 12 to the Moon from Kennedy Space Center on Nov. 14, 1969. Intrepid landed in the Ocean of Storms on Nov. 19, 1969 after a semi-manual precision landing. In their first lunar exploration, Conrad spent three hours, 39 minutes outside Intrepid on the lunar surface. During this EVA, Conrad collected lunar samples and deployed both the S-band communication antenna and ...