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Yu-Jen Chang
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Science Friday's major segment today was an enjoyable, eye-opening, informative, and relaxed 26 minute interview with astronauts and identical twins, Scott and Mark Kelly.   Why do I think that? 

I think it starts with the ease with which veteran host and journalist Ira Flatow somehow makes his subject talk about their lives, what they enjoy, how they see themselves, and how they relate to the world around them.  To most of these men and women, scientists and scholars, action oriented practitioners, and playful yet driven folks, their jobs or callings are fully integrated into self.   They are extremely articulate yet spontaneous. They are always willing and able to make the connection between their lives at work and the impact that work has on the people of our World.  Even more than this, The program, Science Friday, is just plain learning as fun and exploration. Here's an informative  piece about Ira Flatow:

Mark and Scott have each flown as astronauts four times.  Scott tends to do longer missions.  Mark, at home now in Texas has tended to do shorter Space Shuttle Missions.   When asked who had the Best Stuff, Scott said he did.  Then he backed off from that.  Mark said something like we're about the same.  I found several questions that Ira asked pretty darned interesting.   And, yes Scott, up in the ISS now for a full year has asked Russian Cosmonauts about what he needs to do to make it through this long mission?   The answer was interesting and surprising to me.  You'll find it toward the end of this 26 minute interview.  What are some of the biggest adjustments that you've had to make?  Astronaut Scott in the ISS said one of the biggest changes is that you end up being easily dehydrated because water distributes itself differently in the human body during long periods of zero g.  Normally, on Earth, fluid flows down away from your face and head.  Here on the ISS, you end up with a very swollen head at first.  I think part of that was a joke thinking about some folks getting a "big head".  The other part was the absolute truth, astronauts look very strange at first with their faces and heads full of extra fluid.  He said it can take about a month to get over this.   Another challenge has been the tendency to lose weight. Almost every astronaut or cosmonaut has ended up losing quite a bit of body mass during long stays.  They don't really know why this is, but need to make efforts to solve the issue.  What will happen with long 2-3 year missions to Mars if that weight loss continues?

Scott and Mark as identical twins are also doing a long set of studies to find how each changes physically, mentally, biologically, and with all the microflora our bodies carry with them.  It's a natural experiment because they are genetically identical.  The independent variable is earth environment and space environment.  What happens to a twin in Space for a full year in comparison to a twin with a regular routine on the ground.   They are the only identical twins ever to have flown.  The results are hoped to be very valuable.  Oh yes, Scott takes all his own physical samples and does his own blood and fluid draws.   The specimens are sent back regularly with returning SpaceX supply capsules.

I've left a lot out here, just to stir your interest and curiosity.  I've not mentioned several of the most important topics. I want to leave all of you with the impression that this was Science Education and Learning as Fun.  It was an incredible pleasure and very stimulating to listen and laugh/smile all the way through this.  Oh, Mark Kelly is the husband of Gabrielle Giffords,   the former congresswoman, who was shot and suffered severe neurological injuries during one of her Congressional community meetings at a mall in Arizona.    I believe she is recovering from her head injuries pretty darned well.   The topic never came up during the interviews. Perhaps that's a good sign of a steady, ongoing recovery.

Enjoy this program.  What a joy it was for me.

#astronaut #markkelly #scottkelly #internationalspacestation #spacex #nasa #spaceexploration #cosmonauts #zerogenvironment #extendedspacemissions #sciencefriday  
Astronaut Scott Kelly—aboard the International Space Station—and his Earth-bound twin brother, Mark, talk about the effects of living in space for one year.
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17 years ago results were first presented indicating that most of the energy in our universe is not in stars or galaxies but is tied to space itself. In the language of cosmologists, a large cosmological constant is directly implied by new distant supernova observations. Suggestions of a cosmological constant (lambda) were not new -- they have existed since the advent of modern relativistic cosmology. Such claims were not usually popular with astronomers, though, because lambda is so unlike known universe components, because lambda's value appeared limited by other observations, and because less-strange cosmologies without lambda had previously done well in explaining the data. What is noteworthy here is the seemingly direct and reliable method of the observations and the good reputations of the scientists conducting the investigations. Over the past 17 years, independent teams of astronomers have continued to accumulate data that appears to confirm the existence of dark energy and the unsettling result of a presently accelerating universe..This picture of a supernova that occurred in 1994 on the outskirts of a spiral galaxy was taken by one of these collaborations.
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Whether it's a daily mantra or a quote to return to when times get tough, having a personal mission statement brings focus and purpose to your life...

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So Cute kitten

Cats are very independent animals. They're very sexy, if you want. Dogs are different. They're familiar. They're obedient. You call a cat, you go, 'Cat, come here.' He doesn't come to you unless you have something in your hand that he thinks might be food. They're very free animals, and I like that.



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:)))) Hahahahaha........ roll over miss Kitty........

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Hahahaha~~~~playing ^^lol
Very cute^^😄😄😸😸😼😼😺😺

#Cat #Cute #Kitty #Kitten
#Love #Live #Lol

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Soooo cute :-)))))

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Soon after visitors walk into One World Observatory, they will enter a room called Voices, where 48 workers who helped build One World Trade Center tell their stories in videos. "I was there when it came
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Don‘t need THAT kind of music.
But ar a great clip my bro....
Faith, Family, Service
Proud father of Chris and Mike
Faith, Family, Service

Proverb 21:21  "He who pursues righteousness and love, finds life, prosperity, and honor."

United States Air Force Core Values
  1. Integrity First
  2. Service Before Self
  3. Excellence in All We Do
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails.
— 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
— Galatians 5:22-23

"Sexual attraction is not love."
— Dr. Pat Love

"There is a great difference between temporary pleasure versus long term happiness."


"Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?"
— Matthew 7:3

"God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference."

"I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles."
— Zig Ziglar

"The ability to maintain equilibrium under stress is a very important leadership attribute. It enables a leader to avoid the spreading of panic which cold well destroy an organization under fire. It is critical to demonstrate such calm externally, but I believe to do credibly requires an internal serenity stemming from strongly held values."
— Hugh A. Barker, PSI Holdings

"A leader must be honest and fair with whom he deals. A leader must be hard-working because part of leadership is accomplished by example. A leader must recognize achievement. It is important that a leader be a visionary, or at least have sound plans and ideas for the future. Finally, a leader must be a good goal-setter, results-oriented, intelligent, and a good communicator."
— Harold B. Finch, CEO Nash Finch

What is the root cause?

We only control our own behavior.

"Leadership by (one’s own persona) example."

"Trust is earned."

"Action speaks louder than words."

"EPR - Demonstrate leadership potential by your natural charm, expert job performance, all fives in ratings column, and without sacrificing your integrity; and get supervisors and commanders endorsements for Officer Commission via USAF Prep School and then the USAF Academy."
— Col Smith

"Trust is earned."

"Actions speak louder than words."

"To know how little one knows is to have genuine knowledge.

Not to know how little one knows is to be deluded.
Only he who knows when he is deluded can free himself from such delusion.
The intelligent man is not deluded, because he knows and accepts his ignorance as ignorance, and thereby has genuine knowledge." 
— Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
— Galatians 5:22-23

3 Why do you see the splinter in your brother’s eye but not notice the log in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the splinter out of your eye,’ when you have the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite! First, take the log out of your own eye; then you will see clearly, so that you can remove the splinter from your brother’s eye!
— Matthew 7:3-5

"One can respect the rank without respecting the person. The key is for the person to perceive your respect."

"It (may) make take a long time yet, ultimately, the deception will catch up with you. The bigger the lie, the more viral the story, especially if you are a public person and, increasingly, we all are."
— Kare Anderson on Lance Armstrong

"Just because it "makes sense," doesn't make it necessarily true."
— Anonymous

‎"To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society."
— Teddy Roosevelt

"5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
— Phillipians 4:5-8

"Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen."
— Hebrews 11:1 NLT

“In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.”.
— Albert Clarke

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.”
—  Bill Gates

"When it comes to self-deception, we are all Geniuses."
— Michael Miller

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
— Abraham Lincoln

"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body , but an evil friend will wound your mind."
— Buddha

"Those who lie for you, will lie to you."
— Governor Huckabee

"The most dangerous person in the room is the person who doesn't know, what he doesn't know."
— Governor Huckabee

“In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.”.
— Albert Clarke

"When it comes to self-deception, we are all Geniuses."
— Michael Miller

"If you don't understand how things are connected, quite often the cause of problems is solutions."
— Armory Lovins, Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind."
—  Buddha

"O God and Heavenly Father,Grant to us the serenity of mind to accept that which cannot be changed; courage to change that which can be changed, and wisdom to know the one from the other, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen."
— Reinhold Niebuhr's versions of the prayer now known as the Serenity Prayer

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
— Frederick Douglass

"Evil prevails when good men do nothing" (translated and paraphrased)
— attributed to Edmund Burke, British Statesman and Philosopher 1729-1797

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
― Mother Teresa

"Those who cannot control themselves, seek to control others."
— Kevin Bacon

"Justice without might is helpless; might without justice is tyrannical."
— Blaise Pascal

"You can’t know what you don’t know, but you can know that you don’t know." 
— Robert Owens, Ph.D.

“There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.”
— Bernard Meltzer (1916-1998); radio talk-show host

"Everyone's life touches so many other lives"
— Frank Capra

“By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.”
— Latin Proverb

“When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. ”
— Japanese Proverb

“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow. ”
— Swedish Proverb

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
— Aristotle

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