NASA Astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken Return Home In SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Spacecraft

Bob and Doug Land Home Safely!  August 2, 2020

Visual Voyage Following Return of NASA’s First Commercial Crew

By Catherine Ragin Williams August 3, 2020

NASA Videos:

NASA’s SpaceX DM-2 Mission Highlights Aug 3, 2020, 59:51 minutes,

Expedition 63 Demo 2 In flight Crew News Conference – July 31, 2020,32:28 minutes,

Expedition 63 SpaceX DM 2 Farewell Ceremony – August 1, 2020, 11:23 minutes,

NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley Are Coming Home! 0:44 minute

Splashdown Recap: Bob & Doug Come Home, 1:29 minutes

Demo-2 Astronauts Behnken and Hurley Return to Houston at Ellington Field, 23:14 minutes

Welcome Home: NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken & Douglas Hurley Discuss Their Return To Earth, 59:49 minutes

NASA Astronauts Return Home in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Spacecraft 6:07:28 hours

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SpaceX Demo-2: Crew Dragon Undocking, 5:47 minutes

SpaceX Demo-2: Crew Dragon Splashdown, 9:03 minutes

SpaceX Demo-2: Crew Dragon Hatch Opening, 10:05 minutes

Bob and Doug Land Home Safely! August 2, 2020

Bob and Doug splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon splashed down under parachutes in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida at 1:48 p.m. CT Sunday and was successfully recovered by SpaceX. After returning to shore, the astronauts immediately will fly back to Houston.

“Welcome home, Bob and Doug! Congratulations to the NASA and SpaceX teams for the incredible work to make this test flight possible,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “It’s a testament to what we can accomplish when we work together to do something once thought impossible. Partners are key to how we go farther than ever before and take the next steps on daring missions to the Moon and Mars.”

Behnken and Hurley’s return was the first splashdown for American astronauts since Thomas Stafford, Vance Brand, and Donald “Deke” Slayton landed in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii on July 24, 1975, at the end of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.

NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight launched May 30 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After reaching orbit, Behnken and Hurley named their Crew Dragon spacecraft “Endeavour” as a tribute to the first space shuttle each astronaut had flown aboard.

Nearly 19 hours later, Crew Dragon docked to the forward port of the International Space Station’s Harmony module May 31.

“On behalf of all SpaceX employees, thank you to NASA for the opportunity to return human spaceflight to the United States by flying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley,” said SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell. “Congratulations to the entire SpaceX and NASA team on such an extraordinary mission. We could not be more proud to see Bob and Doug safely back home—we all appreciate their dedication to this mission and helping us start the journey towards carrying people regularly to low Earth orbit and on to the Moon and Mars. And I really hope they enjoyed the ride!”

Behnken and Hurley participated in a number of scientific experiments, spacewalks and public engagement events during their 62 days aboard station. Overall, the astronaut duo spent 64 days in orbit, completed 1,024 orbits around Earth and traveled 27,147,284 statute miles.

The astronauts contributed more than 100 hours of time to supporting the orbiting laboratory’s investigations. Hurley conducted the Droplet Formation Study inside of the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG), which evaluates water droplet formation and water flow. Hurley also conducted the Capillary Structures investigation, which studies the use of different structures and containers to manage fluids and gases.

Hurley and Behnken worked on numerous sample switch outs for the Electrolysis Measurement (EM) experiment, which looks at bubbles created using electrolysis and has implications for numerous electrochemical reactions and devices. Both crew members also contributed images to the Crew Earth Observations (CEO) study. CEO images help record how our planet is changing over time, from human-caused changes – such as urban growth and reservoir construction – to natural dynamic events, including hurricanes, floods, and volcanic eruptions.

Behnken conducted four spacewalks while on board the space station with Expedition 63 Commander and NASA colleague Chris Cassidy. The duo upgraded two power channels on the far starboard side of the station’s truss with new lithium-ion batteries. They also routed power and Ethernet cables, removed H-fixtures that were used for ground processing of the solar arrays prior to their launch, installed a protective storage unit for robotic operations, and removed shields and coverings in preparation for the arrival later this year of the Nanoracks commercial airlock on a SpaceX cargo delivery mission.

Behnken now is tied for most spacewalks by an American astronaut with Michael Lopez-Alegria, Peggy Whitson, and Chris Cassidy, each of whom has completed 10 spacewalks. Behnken now has spent a total of 61 hours and 10 minutes spacewalking, which makes him the U.S. astronaut with the third most total time spacewalking, behind Lopez-Alegria and Andrew Feustel, and the fourth most overall.

The Demo-2 test flight is part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which has worked with the U.S. aerospace industry to launch astronauts on American rockets and spacecraft from American soil to the space station for the first time since 2011. This is SpaceX’s final test flight and is providing data on the performance of the Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spacecraft and ground systems, as well as in-orbit, docking, splashdown, and recovery operations.

Crew Dragon Endeavour will return back to SpaceX’s Dragon Lair in Florida for inspection and processing. Teams will examine the spacecraft’s data and performance from throughout the test flight. The completion of Demo-2 and the review of the mission and spacecraft pave the way for NASA to certify SpaceX’s crew transportation system for regular flights carrying astronauts to and from the space station. SpaceX is readying the hardware for the first rotational mission, called Crew-1, later this year. This mission would occur after NASA certification, which is expected to take about six weeks.

The goal of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation to and from the International Space Station. This could allow for additional research time and increase the opportunity for discovery aboard humanity’s testbed for exploration, including helping us prepare for human exploration of the Moon and Mars.

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Visual Voyage Following Return of NASA’s First Commercial Crew

By Catherine Ragin Williams  August 3, 2020

Low-Earth orbit is a little bit lonelier now that three humans remain aboard the International Space Station following the return on Aug. 2 of NASA’s first commercial crew. While the Expedition 63 crew of Commander Chris Cassidy and Flight Engineers Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner will stay in space until October, NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are safely back on Earth — and now even closer to home in Houston — following a two-month mission on station. Representing NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, they are the first crew to launch to space and splashdown on Earth inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicle.

Their breakthrough demonstration mission sets the stage for two operational Crew Dragon missions: Crew-1, planned for later this year, and Crew-2, targeted for spring 2021. Both Commercial Crew missions will up the crew rosters to four people each and continue crucial microgravity research aboard the orbiting laboratory complex.

Enjoy images, below, from the last leg of this historic demonstration mission through the crew’s return to Ellington Field for a media event featuring NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, NASA Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer, and others.

 

Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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NASA’s SpaceX DM-2 Mission Highlights

Aug 3, 2020  NASA Video

The SpaceX Demo-2 test flight for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program was the first to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station and return them safely to Earth onboard a commercially built and operated spacecraft. The crew launched on Saturday, May 30 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and arrived at the orbiting laboratory on May 31. The SpaceX Crew Dragon “Endeavour” splashed down off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, Sunday, Aug. 2 at 2:48 pm EDT following their undocking from the International Space Station Saturday, Aug. 1 at 7:35 pm EDT. During their 62 days aboard station, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley contributed more than 100 hours of time to supporting the orbiting laboratory’s investigations, participated in public engagement events, and supported four spacewalks with Behnken and Cassidy to install new batteries in the station’s power grid and upgrade other station hardware. These activities are a part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which has been working?with the U.S. aerospace industry to launch astronauts on American rockets and spacecraft from American soil the International Space Station for the first time since 2011. This is SpaceX’s final test flight and is providing data about the performance of the Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spacecraft and ground systems, as well as in-orbit, docking, splashdown and recovery operations.? The test flight also will help NASA certify SpaceX’s crew transportation system for regular flights carrying astronauts to and from the space station. SpaceX is readying the hardware for the first rotational mission that will occur following NASA certification, which is expected to take about six weeks. The goal of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation to and from the International Space Station. This could allow for additional research time and increase the opportunity for discovery aboard humanity’s testbed for exploration, including helping us prepare for human exploration of the Moon and Mars.

Expedition 63 Demo 2 In flight Crew News Conference – July 31, 2020

Jul 31, 2020  NASA Video

SPACE STATION CREW PREVIEWS CREW DRAGON’S HOMECOMING IN NEWS CONFERENCE Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA and Flight Engineers Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken of NASA discussed the progress of their mission and preparations for the homecoming of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft during a crew news conference from orbit July 31. Hurley and Behnken are scheduled to return to Earth Aug. 2 aboard the Crew Dragon vehicle to wrap up an historic nine-week mission which was the first crewed flight on a privately owned spacecraft, while Cassidy is in the midst of a six-and-a-half month mission on the orbital complex.

Expedition 63 SpaceX DM 2 Farewell Ceremony – August 1, 2020

Aug 1, 2020  NASA Video

SPACE STATION CREW SAYS FAREWELL TO THE CREW DRAGON DUO Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA and Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner said farewell to NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken Aug. 1 before they began their journey home aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. Hurley and Behnken, who arrived on the station May 31, are heading home for the first parachute-assisted splashdown by U.S. astronauts in 45 years after their history-making mission as the first crew to launch on a commercial space vehicle from U.S. soil.

SpaceX Demo-2: Crew Dragon Undocking

Aug 1, 2020  SciNews

SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Dragon “Endeavour”, with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, undocked from the International Space Station on Harmony module’s International Docking Adapter at 23:35 UTC (19:35 EDT). The splashdown is scheduled for 2 August at 18:42 UTC (14:42 EDT) off the coast Pensacola, and alternate site off the coast of Panama City in the Gulf of Mexico. Credit: NASA/SpaceX

SpaceX Demo-2: Crew Dragon Splashdown

Aug 2, 2020  SciNews

SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Dragon “Endeavour”, with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, successfully performed the deorbit burn and splashdown off the coast Pensacola, Florida, on 2 August at 18:48 UTC (14:48 EDT). Credit: NASA/SpaceX #Demo2 #CrewDragon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tLh9oHaUq8

SpaceX Demo-2: Crew Dragon Hatch Opening

Aug 2, 2020   SciNews

SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Dragon “Endeavour”, with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, was recovered from the Gulf of Mexico off the coast Pensacola, Floridam by SpaceX’s Go Navigator recovery ship on 2 August 2020 and the Crew Dragon hatch was opened at 19:59 UTC. Credit: NASA/SpaceX #Demo2 #CrewDragon

NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley Are Coming Home!

Jul 31, 2020  NASA

On Aug. 1, NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will depart the International Space Station on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft after a more than 60-day stay. The mission, which is part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, marks the first crewed test flight of the spacecraft. Continuous coverage of their departure begins Aug. 1 at 5:15 p.m. EDT and you can watch here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/13OkD0C_TWU

Splashdown Recap: Bob & Doug Come Home

Aug 2, 2020  NASA

NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley splashed down in the Dragon Endeavour capsule at 2:48 p.m. EDT on Sunday, Aug. 2, off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. The Crew Dragon hatch was opened at 3:59 p.m., and Behnken and Hurley exited the spacecraft onto the Go Navigator for initial medical checks before returning to shore by helicopter. Once returned to shore, both crew members will immediately board a waiting NASA plane to fly back to Ellington field in Houston. Hurley and Behnken arrived to the International Space Station May 31 and spent 62 days supporting science and research aboard the orbiting laboratory as part of Expedition 63. Demo-2 is SpaceX’s final test flight and is providing data on the performance of the Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spacecraft and ground systems, as well as in-orbit, docking, splashdown, and recovery operations. The data will inform NASA’s certification of the SpaceX crew transportation system for regular flights carrying astronauts to and from the space station. SpaceX is readying the hardware for the first rotational mission that will occur following NASA certification, which is expected to take about six weeks. Download link: https://images.nasa.gov/details-Splas…

Demo-2 Astronauts Behnken and Hurley Return to Houston at Ellington Field

Aug 3, 2020  NASA Video

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley return to Ellington Field near NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston after splashing down inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft on Sunday, Aug. 2. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Johnson Director Mark Geyer and invited guests provide a warm, socially distanced welcome. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft splashed down at 2:48 p.m. EDT Aug. 2 in the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola, Florida, following a 63-day mission. The astronauts in the Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center’s historic Launch Pad 39A at 3:22 p.m. EDT on May 30 and arrived at the station’s Harmony port, docking at 10:16 a.m. EDT on May 31. This is SpaceX’s final test flight and is providing data on the performance of the Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spacecraft and ground systems, as well as in-orbit, docking, splashdown, and recovery operations.

Welcome Home: NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken & Douglas Hurley Discuss Their Return To Earth

Aug 4, 2020  NASA

The #LaunchAmerica mission aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon “Endeavour” spacecraft that brought NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley back to Earth marked the first splashdown of an American crew spacecraft in 45 years. Tune in at 4:30 p.m. EDT to hear Bob and Doug talk about this milestone in human spaceflight.

NASA Astronauts Return Home in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Spacecraft

Streamed live on Aug 1, 2020  NASA

They’re coming home! ? On Aug. 1, NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will depart from the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Dragon “Endeavour” spacecraft after their mission aboard our orbiting laboratory. Starting at 5:15 p.m. EDT, tune in for our live coverage to see the duo undock from the station and make their return back to planet Earth.

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May 29, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, protests continue to grip Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd at the hands of city police. Plus: A conversation with former Vice President Joe Biden about Floyd’s death and ongoing racial tensions, historical context around race in America, the U.S. responds to China’s new action on Hong Kong, political analysis with Mark Shields and David Brooks and in memoriam. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Protests over George Floyd’s death spread nationwide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn6or… Biden: George Floyd’s death ‘no time for incendiary tweets’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF372… Anger and the ‘accumulated grievance’ of black America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ylb4… News Wrap: Trump says U.S. terminating relationship with WHO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q4mw… China’s crackdown on Hong Kong prompts U.S. policy changes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU0Kr… Shields and Brooks on George Floyd, 100K pandemic deaths https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2zmB… Remembering 5 lives lost to the coronavirus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tU8h… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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The New York Times:  The Morning           May 29, 2020
By David Leonhardt
Good morning. Anti-police protests became violent in both Minneapolis and Louisville last night. President Trump and Twitter kept up their spat. And herd immunity from the virus remains far off.
Protests against police escalate

Protesters outside the burning 3rd Police Precinct, in Minneapolis Thursday.John Minchillo/Associated Press
There were violent protests in both Minneapolis and Louisville, Ky., last night, as tensions over recent police killings escalated. A police precinct in Minneapolis was set on fire, and seven people were shot at a demonstration in Louisville.
There were also protests in several other cities, including New York, Denver and Columbus, Ohio, and President Trump posted two angry tweets, one of which Twitter flagged for “glorifying violence.”
The Times has started a live briefing so you can follow the latest developments.
The conflicts come after the latest spate of deaths of African-Americans caused by the police, including George Floyd, who was apparently suffocated in Minneapolis, and Breonna Taylor, who was killed in March during a “no-knock” raid of her apartment in Louisville.
In Minneapolis, protesters broke into the city’s Third Precinct, on the city’s south side, just after 10 p.m. and smashed equipment, set off fireworks and lit fires, according to videos posted from the scene.
All police had already fled the building. Firefighters could not respond because of safety concerns, an official said. Footage from helicopter cameras showed nearby businesses engulfed in flames.
Gov. Tim Walz has sent 500 members of the Minnesota National Guard to the Twin Cities.
In Louisville, seven people were struck by gunfire at a protest. The city’s mayor, Greg Fischer, said that no officers discharged their weapons and that the violence came from within the crowd. Two of the seven were in surgery last night.
In March, Louisville police fatally shot Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, at her home. Questions have continued to mount about the handling of the case.
President Trump — who has long considered racial conflict to be politically helpful to him — sent two tweets about the situation. One taunted the mayor of Minneapolis for not having control of the situation, while the second used the racially charged word “thugs” (in all capital letters) and added, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Twitter said the message violated the company’s rules against glorifying violence. The company prevented users from viewing Mr. Trump’s message without first reading a brief notice describing the rule violation.
THREE MORE BIG STORIES
1. A Twitter feud in the Oval Office
The flagging of Trump’s Minneapolis tweet continued a battle between the company and the president. Earlier this week, Twitter placed fact-checking links alongside two Trump tweets that contained false claims about voter fraud.
Yesterday afternoon, Trump issued an executive order directing federal regulators to consider stripping social media companies of the legal shield that says they are not liable for the content posted on their platforms.
Legal experts said the president’s order was largely toothless and unlikely to hold up in court. A Times correspondent in Washington explained which parts might have an effect.
2. Herd immunity is still far off
London, Madrid and other cities around the world have only a small fraction of the coronavirus cases needed to achieve herd immunity, according to new studies. Experts believe herd immunity — after which new infections will no longer cause large outbreaks — is reached when between 60 percent and 80 percent of the population has contracted the virus.
Even New York, the city with the world’s highest known infection rate, is barely a third of the way there, according to the studies.

By The New York Times
In other virus developments:
  • Parisians, annoyed at government restrictions, have adopted a rebellious new drinking tradition: the apérue, in which revelers gather on the city’s streets (or rues) to enjoy pre-dinner drinks.
  • The C.D.C. is suggesting big changes to workplaces, including regular temperature checks, spread-out desks and the closing of common areas.
  • For the first time in its 124-year history, the Boston Marathon has been canceled. Organizers plan to hold a virtual race instead, with people running the 26.2 miles remotely.
3. A looming stimulus cliff
A northwest Washington neighborhood.Andrew Harnik/Associated Press
The small-business lending program will soon run out of money. The $600 per week in additional unemployment benefits will expire at the end of July. And eviction moratoriums in many cities are expiring.
The patchwork of government programs created in response to the virus are beginning to fade, and it’s not clear whether Congress and the Trump administration will extend many of them. It’s also clear that the economy will not return to anything like full health in the coming weeks, given people’s continuing fears about contracting the virus. That combination is creating enormous uncertainty about the U.S. economy — and fear among many people who have lost jobs.
Related: Bloomberg News says we’re living in “a new economy built on fear” and has published a series of charts to explain.
No fly: American Airlines and Delta Air Lines are offering buyouts to employees, in a sign that they expect airline travel to be depressed for years.
Here’s what else is happening
  • The U.S. reaction to China’s crackdown in Hong Kong is part of “a downward spiral of actions and responses” between the two countries, our correspondents write.
  • Opposition from Republicans and progressive Democrats led House leaders to pull a bill that would have renewed some of the government’s powers to collect Americans’ internet data during national security investigations.
  • William J. Small, who built the Washington bureau of CBS News into a journalistic powerhouse in the 1960s and ’70s, died at 93. When President Richard Nixon tried to get Dan Rather removed as White House correspondent, Small “flatly refused on the spot.”
BACK STORY: A TRIP ACROSS EUROPE
Laetitia Vancon for The New York Times
Patrick Kingsley, an international correspondent, and Laetitia Vancon, a photojournalist, are driving more than 3,700 miles across Europe to document how life has changed on the slowly reopening continent. We caught up with Patrick yesterday, while he was driving through the Netherlands:
It’s been often sad but sometimes also inspiring. People have responded with such creativity — in Prague we visited a drive-in theater founded by frustrated actors, and tonight we’re going to a drive-in disco.
The whole trip almost ended before it had really begun. To enter the Czech Republic, I needed proof that I was Covid-free — a certificate from a testing center. But the clinic initially lost my certificate, a near-fiasco that took several hours to resolve.
So far, the saddest moment was reporting from outside a stadium in Geneva — one of the world’s richest cities — where thousands of people who lost their jobs during the pandemic were queuing up for hours to receive a food parcel.
A happier memory was attending a concert in a German vineyard, where there was just one performer and one audience member — me.

Cory Booker: Peace Is Not Merely The Absence Of Violence, It’s The Presence Of Justice | MSNBC

May 29, 2020  MSNBC

Sen. Booker remembers the first conversation he and his parents had about police: “I wish we lived in a nation that 30+ years later there weren’t still hundreds of thousands of parents feeling like they have to teach their black boys how not to get killed by police.” Aired on 05/29/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: http://MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc Cory Booker: Peace Is Not Merely The Absence Of Violence, It’s The Presence Of Justice | MSNBC

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Biden: ‘Words Of A President Matter No Matter How Good Or Bad That President Is’ | MTP Daily | MSNBC

May 29, 2020  MSNBC

Former Vice President Joe Biden discusses the officer involved in George Floyd’s death charged with murder and his shortlist for a running mate. Aired on 05/29/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Police In Louisville Fire Pepper Bullets At Press During Chaotic Protest | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

May 30, 2020  MSNBC

A local reporter in Louisville, Kentucky, was hit with pepper bullets fired by law enforcement during chaotic protests after the deaths of Breonna Taylor there and George Floyd in Minneapolis. Aired on 05/29/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Protests Persist After Arrest Of Officer Involved In George Floyd Killing | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

May 30, 2020  MSNBC

MSNBC Ali Velshi joins from Minneapolis where a fourth night of protests has broken out after the fatal arrest of George Floyd who died after a now fired and arrested officer knelt on his neck. Aired on 05/29/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: http://MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc Protests Persist After Arrest Of Officer Involved In George Floyd Killing | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Protesters Clash With Police In Cities Nationwide Over George Floyd’s Death | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

May 30, 2020  MSNBC

MSNBC Correspondent Morgan Chesky joins from Minneapolis where protesters are defying a citywide curfew to continue protesting the fatal arrest of George Floyd as similar protests break out in cities across America. Aired on 05/29/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: http://MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc Protesters Clash With Police In Cities Nationwide Over George Floyd’s Death | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

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CNN reporter in Minneapolis: I’ve never seen anything like this

May 30, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Sara Sidner reports on the ongoing protest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, despite the curfew order. #Floyd #CNN #News

Category  News & Politics

CNN reporter Omar Jimenez released from police custody

May 29, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Omar Jimenez is released from police custody after being arrested while covering protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Minnesota State Patrol arrested the team live on CNN air. #CNN #News

Violent George Floyd protests at CNN Center unfold live on TV

May 29, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Nick Valencia reports live from inside the CNN Center in Atlanta where demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd have turned violent. #Floyd #CNN #News

Category  News & Politics

Twitter labels Trump tweet, says it violates platform’s rules

May 29, 2020  CNN

Twitter placed a public interest notice on a tweet from President Donald Trump, saying it “violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence.” CNN’s Hadas Gold reports.

George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper | The Daily Social Distancing Show

May 29, 2020  The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Trevor shares his thoughts on the killing of George Floyd, the protests in Minneapolis, the dominos of racial injustice and police brutality, and how the contract between society and black Americans has been broken time and time again. #DailyShow #TrevorNoah #GeorgeFloyd Subscribe to The Daily Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwWh… Follow The Daily Show: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedailyshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedailyshow Watch full episodes of The Daily Show for free: http://www.cc.com/shows/the-daily-sho… Follow Comedy Central: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComedyCentral Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComedyCentral Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comedycentral About The Daily Show: Trevor Noah and The Daily Show correspondents tackle the biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs weeknights at 11/10c on Comedy Central.

Category  Comedy

Jimmy Kimmel on George Floyd, Riots in Minneapolis & Trump’s Violent Stupidity

May 29, 2020  Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jimmy shares his thoughts on George Floyd’s senseless death, the outrage, protests and riots in Minneapolis, Donald Trump’s tweet intentionally inflaming racial violence, the need for us to work on this horrible problem we have, and he shares a powerful video that everyone should see right now. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #ICantBreathe SUBSCRIBE to get the latest #Kimmel: http://bit.ly/JKLSubscribe Watch Mean Tweets: http://bit.ly/KimmelMT10 Connect with Jimmy Kimmel Live Online: Visit the Jimmy Kimmel Live WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/JKLWebsite Like Jimmy Kimmel on FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/KimmelFB Like Jimmy Kimmel Live on FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/JKLFacebook Follow @JimmyKimmel on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/KimmelTW Follow Jimmy Kimmel Live on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/JKLTwitter Follow Jimmy Kimmel Live on INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/JKLInstagram

Decoding COVID-19 | NOVA | PBS

Premiered May 13, 2020  NOVA PBS Official

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has upended life as we know it in a matter of mere months. But at the same time, an unprecedented global effort to understand and contain the virus—and find a treatment for the disease it causes—is underway. Join the doctors on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 as they strategize to stop the spread, and meet the researchers racing to develop treatments and vaccines. Along the way, discover how this devastating disease emerged, what it does to the human body, and why it exploded into a pandemic. The film calls on U.S. infectious disease experts and scientists working at the cutting edge of research to break down how this devastating virus emerged, what it does to the human body, and why it exploded into a pandemic—all told with NOVA’s signature clarity and accessibility. The special also presents a hopeful focus: the search for scientific solutions. Though scientists have not yet found a cure, the worldwide effort to attack the virus on multiple fronts has been unprecedented and inspiring. “DECODING COVID-19” is a NOVA Production by Holt Productions, LLC for WGBH Boston. Written, produced, and directed by Sarah Holt. Co-produced by Jane Teeling, Caitlin Saks, David Borenstein and Ma Liyan. Edited by Ralph Avellino, Ryan Shepheard, and Michael Amundson. Co-Executive Producers for NOVA are Julia Cort and Chris Schmidt. NOVA is a production of WGBH Boston. PBS International is distributing NOVA “DECODING COVID-19” worldwide. Enjoy full episodes of your favorite PBS shows anytime, anywhere with the free PBS Video App: https://to.pbs.org/2QbtzhR Funding for NOVA is provided by Draper, the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the NOVA Science Trust, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.

Category  Science & Technology

How to form a COVID-19 social ‘bubble’ or ‘quaranteam’

May 23, 2020  PBS NewsHour

As the country begins to open up, more people may be considering expanding their social circles beyond their immediate household. MIT Technology Review’s Gideon Lichfield recently broke two months of isolation to form a “bubble” or “quaranteam” with friends, and wrote a guide about how to navigate this new reality for some. NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson spoke to Litchfield to learn more. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

Al Jazeera English | Live

@Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people’s lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a ‘voice to the voiceless’. Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world’s most respected news and current affairs channels. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #BreakingNews #AlJazeeraLive

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DW News Livestream | Latest news and breaking stories

Started streaming on Jan 21, 2019  DW News

DW News goes deep beneath the surface, providing the key stories from Europe and around the world. Exciting reports and interviews from the worlds of politics, business, sports, culture and social media are presented by our DW anchors in 15-, 30- and 60-minute shows. Correspondents on the ground and experts in the studio deliver detailed insights and analysis of issues that affect our viewers around the world. We combine our expertise on Germany and Europe with a special interest in Africa and Asia while keeping track of stories from the rest of the world. Informative, entertaining and up-to-date – DW News, connecting the dots for our viewers across the globe. Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany, report events and developments, incorporate German and other perspectives in a journalistically independent manner. By doing so we promote understanding between cultures and peoples. #dwNews #LiveNews #NewsToday

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[LIVE] Coronavirus Pandemic: Real Time Counter, World Map, News

Started streaming 15 hours ago   Roylab Stats

Coronavirus Live Streaming: Breaking news, world Map and live counter on confirmed cases and recovered cases. I started this live stream on Jan 26th, and since Jan 30th I have been streaming this without stopping. Many people are worried about the spread of coronavirus. For anyone that wants to know the real-time progression of the worldwide spread of this virus, I offer this live stream. The purpose is not to instill fear or panic, nor is it to necessarily comfort; I just want to present the data to help inform the public of the current situation. The purpose of this stream is to show basic information and data to understand the situation easily. For detail information, please visit our reference sites.

Google News: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) information

https://news.google.com/covid19/map?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US:en

Cases

Sorted by Confirmed in descending order
Location Confirmed Cases per 1M people Recovered Deaths New cases (last 60 days)
Worldwide 5,952,145 765 2,515,675 365,437
United States 1,786,171 5,420 385,125 104,235
Brazil 468,338 2,216 189,476 27,944
Russia 396,575 2,702 167,469 4,555
United Kingdom 271,222 4,082 38,161
Spain 238,564 5,065 150,376 27,121
Italy 232,248 3,855 152,844 33,229
Germany 183,089 2,202 164,829 8,598
India 173,763 128 82,369 4,971
Turkey 162,120 1,950 125,963 4,489
France 149,668 2,231 67,803 28,714
Iran 148,950 1,787 116,827 7,734
Peru 148,285 4,615 62,791 4,230
Chile 90,638 4,744 38,598 944
Canada 90,161 2,374 48,050 7,073
Mexico 84,627 669 59,610 9,415
Saudi Arabia 83,384 2,437 58,883 480
Mainland China 83,000 59 78,302 4,634
Pakistan 66,457 303 24,131 1,395
Belgium 58,186 5,049 15,769 9,453
Netherlands 46,257 2,651 5,951
Bangladesh 44,608 265 9,375 610
Ecuador 38,571 2,210 3,850 3,334
Sweden 37,113 3,592 4,971 4,395
Portugal 32,203 3,134 19,186 1,396
Switzerland 30,845 3,592 28,400 1,657
South Africa 29,240 497 14,370 611
Colombia 26,688 540 6,913 853
Indonesia 25,773 97 7,015 1,573
Ireland 24,876 5,055 22,089 1,645
Poland 23,376 609 11,016 1,051
Ukraine 23,204 554 9,311 696
Egypt 22,082 220 5,511 879
Romania 19,133 986 13,046 1,253
Philippines 17,224 159 3,808 950
Japan 16,804 133 14,406 886
Austria 16,685 1,874 15,520 668
Dominican Republic 16,068 1,551 8,952 485
Argentina 15,406 343 4,775 520
Denmark 11,633 1,998 10,327 571
Algeria 9,134 212 5,419 638

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

HOW IT SPREADS

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

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– Don’t blame the bats for the Coronavirus | Dr. Jane Goodall | SVT/TV 2/Skavlan

May 8, 2020  Skavlan

Watch legendary Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, talk about why she thinks animals are not to blame for the current pandemic in this Coronavirus special series, «SKAVLAN + 1». More Skavlan Twitter: http://twitter.com/skavlantvshow Facebook: http://facebook.com/skavlantalkshow Instagram: http://instagram.com/skavlantvshow

Category  Entertainment

The Incredible Underwater Art of Competitive Aquascaping

The Incredible Underwater Art of Competitive Aquascaping

JANUARY 15, 2014  CHRISTOPHER JOBSON

Forest Scent, Pavel Bautin. Russia. 2010 IAPLC Grand Prize Winner  Winner

Pale Wind, Takayuki Fukada. Japan. 2013 IAPLC Gold Prize

Whisper of the pines, Serkan Çetinkol. Turkey. 2013 IAPLC Top 27

Verve!, Chow Wai Sun. Hong Kong. 2011 IAPLC Bronze Prize

Way to heaven, Dmitriy Parshin. Russia.

Wild West, Stjepan Erdelji?. Croatia.

Georgi Chaushev, Bulgaria. 2012 IAPLC Top 100.

Francisco Wu, Spain. 2012 IAPLC Top 100.

Long Tran Hoang, Vietnam. 2012 IAPLC Third Place.

Pilgrimage, Shintaro Matsui. Japan. 2013 IAPLC Fifth Place.

No, these aren’t exactly your childhood goldfish bowls. The world of competitive aquarium design, or aquascaping, is just as difficult, expensive, and cutthroat as any other sport but requires expertise in many different fields to guarantee success. Aquarium designers possess large amounts of expertise in biology, design, photography, and excel in the art of patience, as individual aquascapes can take months if not years to fully mature into a completed landscape.

The world’s largest nature aquarium and aquatic plants layout competition is the International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) which annually ranks hundreds of competitors from around the world with Asian and Eastern European countries generally dominating the top slots. While it’s somewhat difficult to track down galleries of winners from every year, above are some amazing entries from the last few years. To see more, oh so much more, check out: IAPLC Grand Prize WorksIAPLC 2013 Top 6IAPLC 2012 Top 200 (or here), and the first Eastern European Planted Aquarium Design Contest.

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