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Brandi Besecker
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Girl Scout Astronauts
It's Women's History Month, and that means celebrating all the awesomeness of the X Chromosome! I was raised in scouting, so I wanted to kick off the March blogging with the space-faring scouts. Did you know that, according to NASA and GSUSA , over 90% of f...
It's Women's History Month, and that means celebrating all the awesomeness of the X Chromosome! I was raised in scouting, so I wanted to kick off the March blogging with the space-faring scouts. Did you know that, according t...
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#WhiteHouseTour  Originally built between 1792-1800, the White House is a National Heritage Site, Museum, active Office for the Executive Branch, and residence to the President of the United States. Tours are arranged through congressional representatives. I want to thank Rep. John Carney and his office again for indulging my request, as the wait can sometimes be months. If you have never been, or the last time you were there was grade school (like me), contact your Congress person today. When you do get your tour, make sure to be there about 40-50 minutes early, because that line to get in the gate is looooong.
The security is understandably fierce, but well worth your patience. The Secret Service on duty at the multiple checks are very friendly as long as you are abiding the rules, and I suggest saying a friendly "Hello/How are You" because they are human beings after all, and looking out for your safety as much as the President's.
Inside, ask questions at every stop. They are not in the room only to keep an eye on you. They are there to provide information, and are more than happy to do so!
There is a lot I missed on my tour, and I plan on going back within the next year. It is a beautiful place, and walking through even the tour floors fills you with the history and nostalgia of our country. #History   #UnitedStates   #America   #WhiteHouse   #WashingtonDC  
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The #airbnb house I stayed at last week was, in a word, sublime. Books were on every table, and if it wasn't a book, it was a plant; the downstairs decor had an Asian (mostly Chinese) flair - who knew I'd be staying with kindred spirits? The house was originally an orchard farmhouse, built in the 1910s, and it sits along the Cayuga Creek. I wish I'd taken the time to photograph it with my camera, because it really deserves it, and the people that own it are some of the most down-to-earth. (But really, aren't all airbnb hosts?)
If you ever go to the Niagara area, I know where you should stay.
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Searching for #MasonDixon  stones in #netDE
A not-so-brief history (although shorter than a book) on the backstory, Cresap's War, and the surveying:  http://www.udel.edu/johnmack/mason_dixon/ #History   #America   #13Colonies   #Delaware   #Maryland   #Pennsylvania   #JeremiahDixon   #CharlesMason  
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Why was it american dollars and not euros, though?
Is this the image of 2015? FIFA were back in session on Monday, as football’s world governing body convened to discuss a range of issues, including setting a date for the upcoming FIFA presidential elections, which will finally see the end of Sepp Blatter’s reign. FIFA announced the elections will be on February 26, 2015. …
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I'll be your Charon if you'll be my Pluto. 💕
 
Did you hear the news?! New Horizons sent us new images and information about Pluto and its moons that we shared during a briefing this afternoon. If you missed it, you can catch up here: https://youtu.be/0jTdaOhG9wE #PlutoFlyby 
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The State of NASA is Neat at Plum Brook
WARNING: LOTS OF INITIALISMS AHEAD As with the past few years, NASA held their "State of NASA" across several of their centers last week on February 9th - Ames Research at Moffet Field, CA; Armstrong Flight Research at Edwards AFB, CA; Glenn's Plum Brook St...
WARNING: LOTS OF INITIALISMS AHEAD As with the past few years, NASA held their "State of NASA" across several of their centers last week on February 9th - Ames Research at Moffet Field, CA; Armstrong Flight Research ...
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Love. #JBA2015airshow 
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Happy birthday from one traveler to another +Matt Parker​ (your trips are cooler than mine 😁) #SpaceTweeps
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Thanks, Brandi! You get to go on way more trips than me though!
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#Delaware 's  #TallShip  - the #KalmarNyckel . Originally a Dutch warship or armed merchant ship, she brought the first permanent settlers from Sweden to the #Delmarva  Peninsula in the 1630s. She was extremely fast and agile for a vessel of the period, and her modern namesake is as well. Find more information on the history of the vessel here: http://www.kalmarnyckel.org/docs/knf_guidebook.pdf   #NetDE   #History   #America  
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+Kristen Fitzpatrick+NASA's supercomputer is a #SpaceSister !! Who knew?!?
 
Our Pleiades supercomputer now ranks 6th in US & 11th worldwide on list of most powerful: http://go.nasa.gov/1fVuIqM
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Well that's no surprise really, super smart and loves space? Well of course!! 
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I just made a story, I'll share all the pics to you and Justin though. 
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I am an administrator in higher education - assisting HBCU students become effective k-12 teachers in the State of Delaware.
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    Administrative Secretary for the Education Department, 2014 - present
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    Administrative Program Coordinator for Education Graduate Programs, 2012 - 2014
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Love to travel - one day I will visit every locale on my bucket list. I guess that means I'll live forever?
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I was raised not to brag, Google.
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    2006
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Our guide was very engaging and knowledgeable. Gives you a great deal of information about the flight of five locks up and down the Niagara Escarpment, Birdsill Holly's factories, and the "cave." Also, don't go if you assume the majority of this is on a boat. It's only about 10 minutes total. At the end.Or don't complain. I warned you.
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Nice evening walk through Fort George, and I always learn more about individuals from the era than the general fort history. Pretty neat, although I'm not one who ever "feels" or "sees" anything.
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The interpreters were eager to exchange knowledge of frontier life. Depending on the day, the fort will interpret a different aspect of the fort's expansive history, from French, British, to American. More than worth the trip up!
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Park on Simcoe Street, then follow the path through the golf course to walk around the old fortification, built from the remnants of the oldest lighthouse on the Great Lakes, as well as rubble from the burned town of Newark (now Niagara-on-the-Lake).
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