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NASA has vowed to stop using offensive nicknames for objects in space – Upworthy

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Over the past few years, there has been a growing movement to fight back against some of the everyday racism that exists in America.
The Washington Redskins of the NFL have temporarily changed their name to the Washington Football Team until a more suitable, and less racist, name is determined.
The Dixie Chicks, a country band from Texas has decided to change their name to The Chicks to avoid any connotation with slavery, as has Lady Antebellum who now just go by Lady A.
(Although they stole …

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NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station – The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday that she plans to cast her next vote from space – more than 200 miles above Earth. Rubins is just outside Moscow…

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ATLANTA (AP) NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday that she plans to cast her next vote from space more than 200 miles above Earth.
Rubins is just outside Moscow in Star City, Russia, preparing with two cosmonauts for a mid-October launch and a six-month stay at the International Space Station.
I think its really important for everybody to vote, Rubins said. If we can do it from space, then I believe folks can do it from the ground, too.
Most U.S. astronauts live in H…

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Study Reveals Sapiens Copulated the Y Out of Neanderthals – Ancient Origins

Early human interbreeding with our “cousins” the Denisovans and Neanderthals is an established fact but newly sequenced Neanderthal Y-chromosomes tell scientists that modern humans are the product of a complex history of interspecies sex.

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Early human interbreeding  with our cousins the  Denisovans and Neanderthals is an established fact but newly sequenced Neanderthal Y-chromosomes tell scientists that modern humans are the product of a complex history of interspecies sex. Neanderthals had lived in  Eurasia for more than 300,000 years, when our modern human ancestors left  Africa in the most recent wave some 60,00070,000 years ago. When the two groups met in Eurasia around 45,000-years-ago they mated and a whole new kind of human…

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Space Force OKs used SpaceX rockets for upcoming GPS satellite launches – Space.com

It’s a first for national-security missions.

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SpaceX
can now launch national-security satellites with used rockets.
Elon Musk’s company just signed a contract modification with the U.S. Space Force that allows two upcoming GPS satellite launches to use Falcon 9 boosters
with preflown first stages. That’s a first for national-security payloads, and it will result in savings of nearly $53 million for American taxpayers across the two flights, Space Force officials said.
“SpaceX is proud to leverage Falcon 9’s flight-proven benefits and …

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