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Bazinga is right! RT @Astro_Nicole Love this!@AstroAcaba talks from space w/@BigBang_CBS#Bazinga! #ISS The Big Bang Theory Season 6: Houston, We Have a Sit-com [HD] [CC]

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Please help support +Fragile Oasis  bloggernaut (and my friend) +Wasfia Nazreen  as she raises awareness for women's' rights in Bangladesh and around the world and if you're in Seattle in May make sure to go to this great event.
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If you're in LA Friday night plz stop by the +Yuri's Night celebration...
How often do you get to party with aliens, astronauts and intergalactic cocktails underneath a real Space Shuttle? This year’s flagship Yuri’s Night event will take place on Friday April 11 in Los Angeles at the California Science Center's Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion. The V...
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Happy Yuri's night. 
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3 years ago today here's what I was doing with our Russian partners in space exploration.

You can read about the whole story here: http://bitly.com/11b3ClH
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HERMOSO ESTE UNIVERSO TN VARIADO Y LLENO DE LIVE
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This is a view of a small area of the coast of Chile from the International Space Station- an 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the northern coast several hours ago, triggering Tsunami warnings. The U.S. Geological Survey has an excellent, if sobering, map of the multiple quakes in the immediate region, 3 in the last hour alone. Our hearts are with the Chilean people. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ — with Regheg Yok.
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If you were watching, could you see an 8.2 earthquake from space?
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Great video by Jonathan Bird about how we train for spacewalks on the +International Space Station 
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Breaking News! Photographic proof of aliens in space +Yuri's Night  #YurisNight2014 — at Space Shuttle Endeavor  @ the California Science Center.
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3 years ago today my crew mates and I docked our Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft  to the +International Space Station  The spacecraft was dubbed,  "Gagarin" in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1st human spaceflight 

Clink here: http://goo.gl/rSlSV to see the docking
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I am glad some got to experience such things.
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SPACE, THE SHARED FRONTIER :

In any crisis the worst thing we can do is stop talking.

We should not allow +NASA and the Nobel Peace Prize nominated +International Space Station program to be used as pawns in political conflict.

The international space exploration partnership is one of the greatest collaborative international partnerships in history. It makes no sense to potentially sacrifice what works well in order to apply pressure to salvage something that doesn't. 

On July 17th 1975 Soviet Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov and American Astronaut Tom Stafford reached across the hatches of their docked Soyuz and Apollo spacecraft and shook hands 140 miles above the Earth bringing to an end to a long, bitter and expensive space race. 

As a fighter pilot during the Cold War and having trained for years to fight the Russians, the true success of the cooperation of nations in the common goal of space exploration was driven home to me personally on April 4th 2011.  

On that day, I stood with two Russian crew mates at the base of a Soyuz rocket named in honor of Yuri Gagarin, the first human to launch from Earth into space. "Our" rocket stood on the same launchpad Yuri Gagarin launched from on that historic day 50 years earlier.

As I stood in this previously top secret Soviet military installation, I looked up to see an American flag as I watched clouds of oxygen roll off the rocket that would take the three of us into space. Surreal for me as a US Air Force fighter pilot – who grew up during the duck and cover days of the Cold War.

The willingness to work together on the peaceful exploration of space is nothing new and is probably best illustrated in President Kennedy’s famous “We Choose the Moon” speech   “For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace. We have vowed that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding.”...  “There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation may never come again.”

After signing the agreement for the historic Apollo-Soyuz mission, Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, noted, "The Soviet and American spacemen will go up into outer space for the first major joint scientific experiment in the history of mankind. They know that from outer space our planet looks even more beautiful. It is big enough for us to live peacefully on it, but it is too small to be threatened by nuclear war" .

The international space exploration program rises above all our squabbles here on the ground.  We should not drag it down here. We have a history of cooperation even at the height of conflict on the ground. This history serves as a foundation for our international relationships and a shining light to guide us through the uncertainties ahead.

Yes, the US should develop the capability to once again launch humans into space but once we do, make no mistake, continuing a strong partnership with Russia in space exploration is in the best long-term interest of the US and our other international partners. 

Please help spread the word that we should keep dialog open and we should not use the space program as a political tool. 
 
Statement regarding suspension of some NASA activities with Russian Government representatives:

Given Russia's ongoing violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, NASA is suspending the majority of its ongoing engagements with the Russian Federation.  NASA and Roscosmos will, however, continue to work together to maintain safe and continuous operation of the International Space Station. NASA is laser focused on a plan to return human spaceflight launches to American soil, and end our reliance on Russia to get into space.  This has been a top priority of the Obama Administration’s for the past five years, and had our plan been fully funded, we would have returned American human spaceflight launches – and the jobs they support – back to the United States next year.  With the reduced level of funding approved by Congress, we’re now looking at launching from U.S. soil in 2017.  The choice here is between fully funding the plan to bring space launches back to America or continuing to send millions of dollars to the Russians.  It’s that simple.  The Obama Administration chooses to invest in America – and we are hopeful that Congress will do the same.
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I AGREE 100% WITH RUSSIA AS IT RECLAIMS ITS ORIGINAL  UKRANINIAN SOIL AFTER ALL THE ONLY HEROES IN THE 400 YEAR OLD MISTRANSLATED KING JAMES BIBLE IN WHICH STANDS ON THE SIDE OF AN ELONGATED HEADED ALLAH AS YESHUA IN WHICH CREATED THE BOOK OF GENESIS 2:7 NORMAL HEADED HUMAN RACE IS THE GOG AND MAGOG MILITARY FORCES AS THEY DETHRONE THE BOOK OF REVELATION 9:11 GREEK DEVIL CALLED APPOLYON  ATTEMPT TO GAHTER UP ALL OF THE WORLDS ARMIES  AND SEND THEM INTO SYRIA AND JERUSALEM TO WAGE WAR AGAINST THE JERUSALEM TEMPLE MOUNT  RETURNING ELONGATED HEADED OLD TESTAMENT EXTRATERRESTRIAL ELOHIM IN WHICH CREATED THE BOOK OF GENESIS 2:7 NORMAL HEADED HUMAN RACE HERE IS WHERE WE SEE THE TEXAS  T9 CIRCULAR  U.F.O. AS AN GEOMETRICT RETURN IMAGE IN WHICH CAN BE SEEN WITHIN THE INTERIOR AREA OF ALL HOLY BUILDING SITES AROUND THE WORLD
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Neil Armstrong was a nerd!

A nerd with something to hope for. He is also proof that being a nerd can leave his/her imprint   #Optimistic4OurFuture

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Mostly "nerds"  have a small but cumulative impact, not everyone can be Neil, Bill or Ron.  Yet we all benefit from their effort, yeah.  (long time background nerd myself).  Astronauts will be the first to admit they didn't get into space by themselves, no I in team.
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Astronaut: STS-124, ISS Expedition 27/28; Aquanaut: NEEMO-9; Fragile Oasis Founder
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Recently returned to Earth from 5 1/2 months onboard the International Space Station. I want to use Google+ to share the experience of living and working in space with as many people as possible. The "orbital perspective" has inspired me to help make the world a better place. I hope that by sharing this perspective of our Fragile Oasis, you will also be inspired. 
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Low Earth Orbit - Houston TX - Yonkers NY - Oneonta NY - Enid OK - Phoenix AZ - Traben Trabach Germany - Sumter SC - Las Vegas NV - Niceville FL - Lexington Park MD - Nassau Bay TX - Houston TX - Star City Russia - Abu Dhabi -