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Blue Origin Will Finally Fly Passengers to the Edge of Space in July

https://twitter.com/universetoday/status/1392299752977543169?s=21


Universe Today
@universetoday
Blue Origin Will Finally Fly Passengers to the Edge of Space in July - Universe Today https://universetoday.com/151155/blue-origin-will-finally-fly-passengers-to-the-edge-of-space-in-july/… @universetoday @storybywill



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As they indicate on their website, the flight will take off from the company’s launch facility (Launch Site One) located near the town of Van Horn in West Texas. Once the launcher reaches an altitude of 6.7 km (22,000 feet), the crew capsule (dubbed RSS First Step Crew Capsule) will separate from the first-stage booster and the crew will experience about ten minutes of weightlessness.

A minute later, the capsule will reach its apogee of about 100 km (62 mi) above sea level, or just past the Kármán Line. The capsule will then deploy its parachutes and conduct a soft landing, the entire experience lasting about ten minutes. According to the Terms and Conditions of the auction, “the Astronaut” (the auction winner) will be required to undergo training at a Blue Origin facility – most likely the one located in Kent, Washington, or Culberson County, Texas.

They also specify physical requirements, include a height and weight range of 5’0” and 110 lbs to 6’4” and 223 lbs. During the flight, the Astronaut will also be responsible for fastening and unfastening themselves in less than 15 seconds during and after the ~3 minutes of weightlessness. They must also be capable of withstanding the threefold increase in weight that will accompany the 2 minutes of powered ascent, and the 5.5-fold increase that will accompany descent into the atmosphere.


Last, but not least, they need to be comfortable sitting in a capsule for up to 90 minutes (40 minutes planned) without a bathroom break. There’s no indication how much the ticket could go for just yet, but this while auctioning idea is an interesting approach. This set it apart somewhat from other space tourism ventures like Virgin Galactic, which charges $250,000 a seat for future flights on its suborbital spaceplane, the VSS Unity.

Little known fact: The White House is actually a National Park.

https://twitter.com/whitehouse/status/1392248003268861955?s=21


The White House
@WhiteHouse
United States government organization

Little known fact: The White House is actually a National Park. And what would any National Park be without its wildlife? 🐰

Ransomware gang releases personnel records of 20 DC police officers

https://wtop.com/dc/2021/05/ransomware-gang-threatens-release-of-dc-police-records/

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate that stole data from the Washington, D.C., police department says negotiations over payment have broken down, with it rejecting a $100,000 payment.

D.C. police told WTOP the cybercriminals have released personnel records of 20 officers.

The extortion threat comes amid a separate ransomware attack on a major pipeline that’s affected part of the U.S.’s fuel supply, highlighting the power of internet-savvy criminal gangs to sow mayhem from a half a world away with impunity.

The Babuk group said on its website late Monday that it would release “all the data” it stole from the Washington police department if it did not “raise the price.”

Police officer "likes to point his gun at Black people to see their reactions."

https://twitter.com/toure/status/1392163602128384004?s=21

Young Daddy
@Toure
Police officer "likes to point his gun at Black people to see their reactions.” He's evil. Put him under the prison.

Noah Goldberg
@Noah__Goldberg
NEW: Three NYPD officers arrested in bribe scheme, including one retired officer, Robert Smith, who called himself "one of the most corrupt cops in the 105" and said that he now likes to point his gun at Black people to see their reactions.

Terrifying.

https://nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-nypd-officers-arrested-car-crash-bribe-scheme-20210511-7b7m47uhlbgn3elh6lu6bthhbi-story.html

The latest from Mars

https://twitter.com/nasajpl/status/1391860557418930178?s=21

https://twitter.com/nasajpl/status/1392152287867404290?s=21


NASA JPL
@NASAJPL
Multitasking on Mars. @NASAPersevere has been aiding the #MarsHelicopter, but that hasn’t kept it from science. The rover is studying Jezero Crater's floor, which once held a lake. It may help us understand the ages of samples taken later in the journey. http://go.nasa.gov/3bgnmgs




NASA JPL
@NASAJPL
Feet on the ground, head in the sky. The #MarsHelicopter's feet & stance keep it stable and upright while parked. During its firm landings, the chopper’s sturdy suspension functions like a shock absorber made to withstand the forces Mars throws at it. http://go.nasa.gov/2Qal1MG


Insurrectionist Roundup for yer elevenses!

https://twitter.com/klasfeldreports/status/1392120024194764807?s=21

https://twitter.com/seditiontrack/status/1392099209579540483?s=21

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1391853047584862218?s=21

https://twitter.com/seditiontrack/status/1391839336539230213?s=21

https://twitter.com/seditiontrack/status/1391838198343643137?s=21

https://twitter.com/seditiontrack/status/1391837247377399818?s=21

https://twitter.com/ryanjreilly/status/1391779229604397056?s=21

https://twitter.com/ryanjreilly/status/1391783722257723393?s=21


asfeld
@KlasfeldReports
·
May 11, 2021
BREAKING:

Judge denies bond to George Tanios and Julian Khater.

He is currently reciting his ruling as to why.

"Two of Officer Brian Sicknick’s Accused Assailants Must Stay in Jail Pending Trial in Spray Case"

Developing https://lawandcrime.com/u-s-capitol-siege/two-of-officer-brian-sicknicks-accused-assailants-must-stay-in-jail-pending-trial-in-spray-case/… via @lawcrimenews

Two of Officer Brian Sicknick’s Accused Assailants Must Stay in Jail Pending Trial in Spray Case

https://t.co/vDrSpxQovB


Adam Klasfeld
@KlasfeldReports
Judge Hogan is describing recent D.C. Circuit precedent, particularly in the case of Eric Munchel, who was seen the Capitol carrying plastic handcuffs.

The judge says the court's decision effectively splits rioters into two buckets: the violent and the complicit.

Sedition Track
@seditiontrack
·
May 11, 2021
He posted on Twitter that everyone should use "encrypted comms" and then ended up blabbing on Facebook that he was in the Capitol.

John Nassif Arrested on May 10th, 2021
seditiontracker.com

https://t.co/LPd6H6x8qS

Sedition Track
@seditiontrack
Also, try putting on some fucking pants for your court appearance.




Kyle Griffin
@kylegriffin1
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger said that he warned Kevin McCarthy that the Republican Party was courting violence in the days preceding the Capitol riot and was dismissed.

Kinzinger says McCarthy dismissed warnings of violence ahead of Jan. 6, praises Cheney
nbcnews.com


https://t.co/Z2HbCSlkxN


Sedition Track
@seditiontrack
[UPDATE] Jeremy Vorous has been indicted by a federal grand jury on *FIVE COUNTS*

"... the gas was real the flash grenades were also real the dead girl was 10ft from me"

Prison is also going to feel pretty real for him.

Jeremy Vorous charged on March 26, 2021
seditiontracker.com
https://t.co/soeBNiRlHR


Sedition Track
@seditiontrack
[BREAKING] John Wright has been indicted by a federal grand jury on *NINE COUNTS*.

"I THINK WE NEED TO MAKE HOME VISITS"

He won't be visiting anyone outside of prison for many years.

John Wright charged on April 26, 2021
seditiontracker.com

https://t.co/HwmWqG897o


Sedition Track
@seditiontrack
[UPDATE] Christopher Quaglin has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a whopping *THIRTEEN COUNTS*

Christopher Quaglin charged on April 6, 2021
seditiontracker.com

https://t.co/GGBSXSWJPd


Ryan J. Reilly
@ryanjreilly
Father and son teams were a dime a dozen on Jan. 6. Grady Owens has been charged with attacking cops, and his father was charged as well.

Turns out the grandparents came to D.C. too. Three generations!

“This is an amazing family,” Chief Judge Beryl Howell remarks sarcastically.






Ryan J. Reilly
@ryanjreilly
·
May 10, 2021
Replying to @ryanjreilly
No evidence uncovered that grandparents were part of the assault on the Capitol. Grady’s dad (now charged too) reportedly told the FBI that the family went to “show support for President Trump and the country.”



Ryan J. Reilly
@ryanjreilly
Howell was questioning whether members of Grady’s family would make good guardians if his family “believed the big lie, that this was a stolen election.” Says it’s a little hard to swallow the defense representations Owens is gentle and kind, since he’s on video assaulting cops.


Comin' through --🐕🐕🐕👴 on a 🚲!

https://twitter.com/arlingtondes/status/1392087994677403651?s=21

Russian officials say 8 killed, 21 wounded in school shooting in Kazan

https://twitter.com/cbcworldnews/status/1392051618745565184?s=21


CBC World News
@CBCWorldNews
Russian officials say 8 killed, 21 wounded in school shooting in Kazan

https://cbc.ca/news/world/russian-officials-say-8-killed-21-wounded-in-school-shooting-in-kazan-1.6021586?cmp=rss


First time in nearly a year people can enjoy Lafayette Square and get the head-on view of the White

https://twitter.com/aamerismad/status/1391878991569735684?s=21


Aamer Madhani
@AamerISmad

First time in nearly a year people can enjoy Lafayette Square and get the head-on view of the White House.

Bad Hombres @MeidasTouch have teamed up with Nasty @BetteMidler on another very mean song!

https://twitter.com/realdonaldrumpf/status/1391910412023697408?s=21

Donald J. Drumpf
@RealDonalDrumpf
Bad Hombres @MeidasTouch have teamed up with Nasty @BetteMidler on another very mean song! Of course Twitter “trending” loves #GOPTraitors. DO NOT RETWEAT!
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