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July 17, 2021

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UW News

20 UW researchers elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences for 2021

New members were chosen for “their outstanding record of scientific and technical achievement, and their willingness to work on behalf of the Academy to bring the best available science to bear on issues within the state of Washington.”.

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CNN

Living on Earth while your dad walks on the moon

(CNN) There is something about stargazing that inspires us to dream, to imagine the impossible. What if, as you looked to the stars, you were envisioning your next destination? It’s something that Apollo astronauts did in the 1960s. And this week, Virgin …

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Livescience.com

What is the smallest particle in the universe? (What about the largest?)

At Fermilab, scientists use a particle accelerator to smash individual particles together and look at the debris — or possible new fundamental particles — that come out. Lincoln said there are two ways to measure the size of …

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al.com

No COVID patient was hospitalized longer at UAB. Today he got to go home.

Ricky Hamm, a 50-year-old medevac helicopter pilot, used a walker to step through the sliding doors Friday afternoon toward his parked car outside UAB Hospital. A nephew held a welcome home sign and police motorcycles waited with lights flashing to …

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SpaceCoastDaily.com

THIS WEEK @NASA: Teams Add Orion’s Critical Launch Abort System for Artemis I, Astronaut Doug Hurley Retires

ABOVE VIDEO: Installing a critical system for our Orion spacecraft, the latest engine test for our Artemis Moon missions, and working to give spacecraft propulsion a boost … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! Teams Adding Orion’s …

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SpaceCoastDaily.com

WATCH: Trailblazing Astronaut Doug Hurley Announces Retirement from NASA

The flight was the fifth time in history that NASA astronauts have flown on a new U.S. spacecraft and marked a new era of human spaceflight, enabling crewed launches to the International Space Station from American soil on commercially built and owned …

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Ars Technica

An Alabama lawmaker just wants NASA to fly SLS, doesn’t care about payloads

One major implication of NASA’s $2.89 billion award to SpaceX in April for the Human Landing System is that the contract provided significant funding for the Starship rocket and its Super Heavy booster. This advanced launch system will directly …

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HubbleSite

NASA Returns Hubble Space Telescope to Science Operations

NASA has returned the science instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope to operational status, and the collection of science data will now resume. This will be the first science data collected since the payload computer experienced a problem on June 13, …

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Livescience.com

How to watch Bezos launch into space

He will ride aboard Blue Origin’s first human flight of its New Shepard rocket, which is launching from a remote site in West Texas. Online streaming will be the only way to watch the launch, according to Blue Origin; there is no in-person public viewing of the …

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Reuters

Moon ‘wobble,’ climate change seen as driving coastal flooding in 2030s

July 16 (Reuters) – U.S. coastlines will face increasing flooding in the mid-2030s thanks to a regular lunar cycle that will magnify rising sea levels caused by climate change, according to research led by NASA scientists. A key factor identified by the scientists is …

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