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On April 18, 1955, Albert Einstein passed away.

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Nice but dangerous quote. Can imagine people using it without the last part :-(
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Today is Tax Day. Tell Congress to put your tax dollars to use by increasing NASA’s budget.

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The Vatican, London and D.C are  the  3 headed  Beast  financially who the  7 head and  10 horn Church/State  Beast  will see  arise the  One World Illuminati  8th King or Queendom who will usher in  the  Kingdom of Jesus
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SpaceX's Falcon 9 first stage as it came in for landing.

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PHOTO: Falcon 9 first stage approaches Just Read the Instructions.
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I guess the fourth time will be the charm!
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54 years ago today, Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space.

In 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first ambassador of our planet to enter the vastness of space. Vostok 1 was the first manned spaceflight of the early space race, and Gagarin completed one orbit of Earth before landing safely 108 minutes later.

While flying weightless above Earth’s surface, Yuri Gagarin witnessed a spectacular view of home — forests, deserts, and great plains were surrounded by expansive oceans. Upon viewing the thin blue line of the atmosphere, Gagarin became the first of our inquisitive species to see our planet as it truly is — a vibrant, geologically active world circling a star. He unfortunately died seven years later during a jet crash in 1968. With that said, we at Penny4NASA urge you to honor the memory of this brave man, as his Vostok 1 mission was the catalyst for every manned spaceflight adventure to date.

Celebrate +Yuri's Night by writing Congress and telling them to increase NASA's budget:

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You've been running in the shoes of astronauts.

Technology originally developed for lunar boots was adapted for athletic shoes. A process known as "blow rubber molding" used to produce helmets was applied to create hollow shoe soles that were filled with shock-absorbing material. Former NASA engineer Frank Rudy pitched an idea for a suitable shock absorber to Nike and Nike Air was born.The technology improves shock absorption, stability and motion control for athletes.

NASA's solutions in space create solutions on Earth. Tell Congress to double funding for NASA:

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FGCU's Chase Fieler doing work!
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NASA Partners with High School Students

Under a new Space Act Agreement (SAA) a lunar lander spacecraft is being designed by a group of students in Hawaii. They will be mentored by scientists from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

The experiment will work to develop electrodynamic dust shield (EDS) technology aboard a lunar lander for the first time. If successful, this would be the first time in history that a student experiment would be conducted on the surface of the moon. The target launch date is late 2016.

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Have them in circles
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On this day 45 years ago, the crew of Apollo 13 returned safely to the Earth.

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Y los Viajeros 1 y 2 hacia los planetas exteriores también.
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Watch Live Coverage Of SpaceX's Second Rocket Landing Attempt

SpaceX will attempt to become the first in history to achieve a soft landing of a rocket as a part of the company’s sixth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket, carrying its Dragon capsule, is scheduled to liftoff from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Tuesday, April 14 at 4:10 EDT.

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We strive to increase NASA's funding to 1% by encouraging popular support for NASA through education and outreach.
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How best to celebrate Yuri's Night? By dancing, of course!

H/T  Matt Thompson

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45 years ago, Apollo 13 launched on April 11th, 1970

The phrase “Tough and Competent” was created by NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz and became the rallying cry of NASA and the Mission Control crew after the Apollo 1 disaster. 

“Spaceflight will never tolerate carelessness, incapacity, and neglect. Somewhere, somehow, we screwed up. It could have been in design, build, or test. Whatever it was, we should have caught it. We were too gung ho about the schedule and we locked out all of the problems we saw each day in our work. Every element of the program was in trouble and so were we. The simulators were not working, Mission Control was behind in virtually every area, and the flight and test procedures changed daily. Nothing we did had any shelf life. Not one of us stood up and said, ‘Dammit, stop!’ I don’t know what Thompson’s committee will find as the cause, but I know what I find. We are the cause! We were not ready! We did not do our job. We were rolling the dice, hoping that things would come together by launch day, when in our hearts we knew it would take a miracle. We were pushing the schedule and betting that the Cape would slip before we did. From this day forward, Flight Control will be known by two words: 'Tough’ and 'Competent.’ Tough means we are forever accountable for what we do or what we fail to do. We will never again compromise our responsibilities. Every time we walk into Mission Control we will know what we stand for. Competent means we will never take anything for granted. We will never be found short in our knowledge and in our skills. Mission Control will be perfect. When you leave this meeting today you will go to your office and the first thing you will do there is to write 'Tough and Competent’ on your blackboards. It will never be erased. Each day when you enter the room these words will remind you of the price paid by Grissom, White, and Chaffee. These words are the price of admission to the ranks of Mission Control.” - The Kranz Dictum 

Gene Kranz served as Flight Director for a number of NASA milestones, including Apollo 11, the “successful failure” of Apollo 13, and the repair of the Hubble Space Telescope in 1994. Please be sure to checkout another great video from our friend Mike Dawson and his Assignment Universe project.

Watch “Gene Kranz - Mission Control: Tough & Competent” here:

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means shuttle challenger disaster was a true failure. and loss. didnt have to happen.
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Happy Easter from all of us at Penny4NASA!

The Egg Nebula, also known as RAFGL 2688 or CRL 2688, is a bipolar protoplanetary nebula that is approximately 3,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. Like a baby chick ready to hatch, the star that lies at the center of the Egg Nebula is slowly transforming itself into a white dwarf, casting away shells of gas and dust in the process. Light from the star can't be seen directly, shrouded by a thick layer of gas and dust surrounding it. However, dust shells further away from the star reflect its light. The artificial colors in this image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope highlight the orientation of the polarized light.

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NASA's annual budget is a half a penny on your tax dollar. Imagine what we could do with a full penny.
Penny4NASA was founded to uphold the importance of space exploration and science. We believe wholeheartedly that our federal funding of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, at a mere 0.48% of the total, does not reflect the hugely important economic, technological and inspirational resource that this agency has been throughout its 50+ year history. With approximately $10 coming back into the economy for every $1 spent, thousands of new science and engineering students becoming inspired continuously, and the multitude of technologies that NASA research has both directly and indirectly made possible, we believe that NASA needs to be funded at a level of at least 1% of the U.S. federal budget. This isn't a partisan argument, and this isn't a fiscal budget argument, this is the American people saying that as a society our tax dollars to reflect that importance of science and space exploration. And 0.48% doesn't cut it. We are calling for NASA budget to be increased to at least 1% of the US federal budget.
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