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Christopher Bobbitt
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As some of you might know, I am running to fill the remaining two years of an unexpired council term in Lawrence Township. In order to keep my personal profile focused on the personal, I have created a Facebook page that will be updated with news and information about the campaign. If you're interested in learning more or wanting to help, please click the link below. Thanks for your support.

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Additional coverage of last night's events by my favorite local reporter Lea Kahn.

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This past week has been an eye-opening view into the politics of the township. I was honored to have been nominated by our township's Democratic club as one of the three names put forward to fill late Councilman Brame's seat. I have been so thankful for the kind words of support and I am proud to call Lawrence Township my home.

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It's cool to see people get recognized for their trailblazing achievement but the space junkie in me loved hearing about how her team's software dealt with being overloaded during the lunar decent.

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Hmm, I wonder if there's someone willing to take a chance in Mercer County. There are enough vacant storefronts. Thanks +Tiffany Smith for having me listen to the story.

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Simply amazing, even after all of these years.
The Eagle has landed! When it comes time to set Eagle down in the moon's Sea of Tranquility, Neil Armstrong improvises, manually piloting the ship past an area littered with boulders. During the final seconds of descent, Eagle's computer is sounding alarms. It turns out to be a simple case of the computer trying to do too many things at once, but as Buzz Aldrin will later point out, "unfortunately it came up when we did not want to be trying to solve these particular problems."

When the lunar module lands at 4:18 p.m. EDT, only 30 seconds of fuel remain. Armstrong radios "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." Mission control erupts in celebration as the tension breaks, and a controller tells the crew "You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue, we're breathing again."

Technology drives exploration and we're building on the Apollo program's accomplishments to test and fly transformative, cutting-edge technologies today for tomorrow's missions. As we develop and test the new tools of 21st century spaceflight on the human Path to Mars, we once again will change the course of history.

Image Credit: NASA

#pathtomars #nextgiantleap #nasa #apollo11 #apollo45

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Besides spending their lunch break on social media, here's what happens when architects aren't designing.

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Understanding that the dot of light is Earth viewed from the surface of Mars transforms an otherwise banal twilight photo into the sublime.
This view of the twilight sky and Martian horizon taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover includes Earth as the brightest point of light in the night sky. Earth is a little left of center in the image. 

Researchers used the left eye camera of Curiosity's Mast Camera (Mastcam) to capture this scene about 80 minutes after sunset on the 529th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars (Jan. 31, 2014). The image has been processed to remove effects of cosmic rays.

A human observer with normal vision, if standing on Mars, could easily see Earth and the moon as two distinct, bright "evening stars." The distance between Earth and Mars when Curiosity took the photo was about 99 million miles (160 million kilometers).

Image Credit:NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/TAMU
#mars #earth #nasa #marscuriosity #rover #marsrover #curiosity #solarsystem #space #earthpix #earthfrommars
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Happy 232nd birthday to my favorite city, El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles del Río de Porciúncula aka Los Angeles.

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I saw a link to this in my feed and it reminded me how much I enjoyed Calvin and Hobbes. I should read the rest of Watterson's Kenyon speech sometime soon.
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