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🇺🇸 Let's take a journey through the #HistoryofUSA! From the early Native American civilizations to the modern-day superpower, this fascinating thread will explore key moments in the development of the United States of America. 🗽🦅
Before the arrival of Europeans, numerous Indigenous tribes thrived across the land. From the Iroquois Confederacy in the northeast to the Pueblo peoples in the southwest, their rich cultures and societies laid the groundwork for America's story. #NativeAmericanHistory
In 1492, Christopher Columbus' voyage marked the beginning of European colonization in the Americas. The Spanish, French, Dutch, and English all established settlements, profoundly impacting Indigenous peoples and the land. #Columbus #ColonialAmerica
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🚀 We are live! Here is the correct streaming link for all of today's discussions and performances, starting with a panel on complex time with David Krakauer, James Gleick, Ted Chiang, and David Wolpert in a few moments (measured linearly...):

"One of the ideas we had with #InterPlanetary was, 'What would it take to make science hedonistic? And instead of telling people to do it, you'd have to tell people to STOP doing it?"

- SFI President David Krakauer sets the tone for this weekend's celebrations
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David Krakauer: "Do you have a favorite model or metaphor for #time?"

@JamesGleick: "You've already mentioned a river; that's everybody's favorite. Borges said time is a tiger. People talk about it as a thread. We ONLY talk about time in metaphors." Image
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Margaret Hamilto,born August 17, 1936,computer scientist who was the first computer software programmer;she created the term software engineer. and helped write the computer code for the command and lunar modules used on the Apollo missions to in the late '60s and early’70s
While studying mathematics and philosophy at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, she met James Hamilton, and they subsequently married. After graduating in 1958, she taught high-school mathematics for a short time.
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"Mutual aid...programs tend to be run on a "by the people, for the people" mindset and prioritize boots-on-the-ground volunteering... Mutual aid also allows for people to communicate what they need, rather than being told by contributing parties."…
Handy Mnemonics: The Five-Fingered Memory Machine – The Public Domain Review…
#HandMnemonics, #DigitalDevices
The community fridge movement could change the way we think about helping each other…
#CommunityFridges, #MutualAid, #FoodSecurity, #FoodWaste
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To celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the #Apollo11 #MoonLanding
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On this day, 52 years ago, #Apollo11 landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong became the first person to step on to the moon. But did you know that readers of the #Kannada weekly magazine Sudha had already made this lunar round-trip few months earlier? Thanks to...
...this board game called ಚಂದ್ರಗ್ರಹಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋಗಿ ಬನ್ನಿ (Travel to the Moon and back). The game had two parts: Taking off & landing on the moon, and then making your way back safely to Earth. Played with a dice & coins, instructions on the board dictated how fast you went & how safely
For e.g. being bombarded with cosmic rays or losing contact with command module would set you back (depending on which square you were in) or you could go faster for instance if your lander faced Earth in the right direction. And guess who made this board game? None other than...
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#MoonDay 2021: 52 years of 1969 #Lunar #moon landing; History & Significance:
Millions of people around watched live telecast #mission. Success of mission, #NASA @NASA @NASAMoon described landing "single greatest technological achievement of all time.”
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Day when man first walked on moon. #Apollo11 #spaceflight carried Commander #NeilArmstrong and lunar module #Pilot, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. National Moon Day proclaimed in 1971 by then #US #USA #President Richard Nixon to honor #Anniversary of man's first moon landing.
Not only celebrates #historical human landing on moon but also opened opportunities for #future #Missions.
“That one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong’s first words from moon heard all over Earth on this day in 1969.
While Alridn and Armstrong made
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Op het schiereiland Reykjanes wordt hard gewerkt aan de mid-oceanische rug. Dit soort aardbevingen gaan vaak gepaard met een magma-injectie in de korst, die ongeveer 10 km dik is onder dit deel van #IJsland (35 km onder Nederland. Soms leidt dat tot een spleetuitbarsting.
De aardbevingszwermen op het schiereiland Reykjanes, Z.W. #IJsland, blijven toenemen. Wie weet zit er wel een spleetuitbarsting in. ImageImageImage
Mooi om te zien hoe de aardbevingen schommelen rond de as van van het Krýsuvík systeem. Er wordt daar flink wat magma geïnjecteerd. ImageImage
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51 Years Ago Today-
We Choose to Go to the #Moon.
At 9:32 a.m. EDT on July 16, 1969, a Saturn V rocket carrying three American astronauts set off on a journey to land on the surface of the Moon. #Apollo #Space Image
Apollo 11 is pictured here at liftoff, with an American flag flying in the foreground. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins were on their way to the Moon, riding nearly 7.6 million pounds of thrust from the first stage of the Saturn V.
The Apollo 11 astronauts spent thousands of hours in simulators and test vehicles in the years and months leading up to their mission.
Through the combined effort of over 20,000 companies, and over 400,000 NASA personnel, three humans were sent to the Moon.
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A thread about #Lego, including a live build 🤓 👇

I grew up loving the stuff, from ages 3(?) to perhaps 15, from duplo blocks to cutting edge Technic. I credit Lego in part for my deep love of STEM topics.

As an adult, I've started playing it again with my own kids (1/n)
About 3 years ago, I bought the Lego Saturn V to decorate my home office. 🚀

Because #Lego + Space. No more explanation needed.

Amazing, amazing build!!

You can really appreciate the engineering in this one. Highly recommended if you can get hold of a set.

Recently I finished a few big work projects so it was time I built another set.

Lego absorbs your mind fully and so is a great way to distract yourself during this pandemic.

With Lego, you're in control and you enjoy the process and the outcome.

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Lo que llega en JULIO a Netflix, HBO y Amazon Prime 👇

🔸 #Netflix - SERIES:

#LasChicasDelCable temporada final - 3 julio
#ZacEfron: con los pies sobre la tierra - 10 julio
Maldita con Katherine Langford - 17 julio
#TheUmbrellaAcademy temporada 2 y #VisAVis: El Oasis - 31 julio
🔸 #Netflix - PELIS:

La vieja guardia con Charlize Theron y Chiwetel Ejiofor - 10 julio
#Spiderman: de regreso a casa - 16 julio
#ElStandDeLosBesos2 - 24 julio
#HarryPotter y la cámara secreta - 30 julio
#Extraordinario con Julia Roberts y Jacob Tremblay - 31 julio

#PerryMason - todos los domingos 22hs
I'll be gone in the dark - todos los domingos 23hs
I may destroy you - todos los lunes 23hs
#Batwoman - todos los viernes 22hs
#VeronicaMars final de temporada - viernes 21hs
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#Apollo13 NASA's most successful failure, l'échec le plus réussi de la @NASA. #OTD 11 avril 1970, 19:13 UTC : décollage de la fusée #SaturnV emportant la mission #Apollo13. Elle n'atteint pas la Lune mais les astronautes rentrent sains et saufs. Un #Thread à suivre... #Apollo50 ImageImageImageImage
#Apollo13 13 ? Décollage à 19:13 UTC. Les astronautes ne sont pas supersticieux. Et il y a souvent de petits imprévus. En nov. 69, #Apollo12 à été frappé 2 fois par la foudre juste après le lancement. Le centre de mission a perdu la télémétrie : #Apollo50 ImageImage
#Apollo13 : en période de #COVIDー19, un mot sur la rougeole. Initialement désigné pour la mission, Ken Mattingly a été remplacé par sa doublure, Jack Swigert, quelques jours avant le décollage : la NASA craignait qu'il ait attrapé la rougeole. Pas de chance ? #Apollo50 #Space Image
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God I can't wait till we finally get back to the #Moon and finally onto #Mars. Or even launching from the #USA again. So embarrassing that @NASA has been crippled for the last 9 years like this. Definitely worse than the budget cuts that killed the last 3 #Apollo missions. (1/7)
I understand the need to retire the #Shuttle, but doing so before you had a replacement for it in line in short order was just so short sighted. Even IF the @NASA_SLS didn't fall so behind schedule and run SO badly over budget (initially supposed to launch in 2018... (2/7)
and now not going to launch until at LEAST 2021 - as well as costing an insane amount per launch for a "disposable" rocket.)

All of that would have been fine with me except that initially there was a 7 year gap. A planned 7 year gap with zero launches from American soil... (3/7)
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A couple more fun facts about #Apollo11.

1. The famous boot print was a pre-planned science experiment. David Carrier recommended Buzz do it for a soil mechanics experiment. The vertical sidewalks and shiny flat surfaces proved the soil has high cohesion & lots of dust.
2. There actually is a crater in this picture under the engine nozzle, but it’s VERY shallow and it’s a ring, deepest ~1 meter away, less deep on the centerline. (In the lower right corner you see a 1 cm ridge stepping DOWNHILL away from the nozzle.) This was predicted. #Apollo11
3. The contact probe touched the surface when the Lunar Module footpads we’re still about 1 m up. Neil Armstrong was supposed to shut off the engine when it touched and freefall the last meter, but he chose not to. I can’t find the exact quote right now, but he said basically,...
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I remember a ham & cheese sandwich, with the awful bright yellow mustard that was the only kind available then, and washed down with Hawaiian Punch, a sweet and vaguely fruit-flavored drink widely advertised on TV at that time.
Neil Armstrong was going to step out of the Eagle onto the moon fairly late that summer evening, & my mom thought I ought to eat something. I was 10.
I followed the space program a little like I followed the New York Mets at that time: I memorized all the astronauts’ names, the military services they came from, the Apollo missions they were scheduled to fly (and the missions on which they were to be part of backup crews).
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Happy #Apollo50th!

On July 20, 1969, humans walked on another world for the first time in history. In case you weren’t around for the Moon landing, here’s a visual summary of the #Apollo11 mission from Earth to the Moon and back.
#Apollo11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins launched from Cape Kennedy in Florida aboard a Saturn V rocket, beginning a three-day voyage to the Moon.
The Apollo command and service module docked with the lunar module and was inserted into lunar orbit.
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Today is the 50th anniversary of #Apollo11 landing on the moon! To celebrate this feat of engineering, ASME has put together articles about everything from the lunar module's engineers to the best movies movies about the moon. Here we go! #Apollo50ASME #Apollo50 #Apollo50th
"When I was there working on it, it was more like, 'We've got a job to do, we’re engineers, we can get the job done.'"

The engineers who built the lunar module look back:

#Apollo11 #Apollo50 #Apollo50th #Apollo50ASME
Hear from those engineers in the own words in the latest episode of the ASME TechCast. Listen now:

#Apollo11 #Apollo50 #Apollo50th #Apollo50ASME
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1- Los 50 años del viaje del #Apolo11 a la Luna.

La visita de Armstrong, Aldrin y Collins a la Ciudad de México el 29 de septiembre de 1969.
#Apollo50th #ApolloXI #Apollo50 #Apollo11 #CDMX #Mexico #MexicoCity
(Foto mía de la luna roja durante el eclipse del 20/01/2019)
2- El 20 de julio de 1969 la tripulación del Apolo XI descendió en la superficie de la Luna.
(Izq: Photo credit: NASA…)
(Der: Photo credit: NASA…...)
3- Una vez realizada esa hazaña, el gobierno de Richard Nixon se dedicó a cacarear el huevo. Eran los años de la Guerra Fría y los EEUU querían presumir su victoria sobre la Unión Soviética en la carrera a la Luna.

Jack Weir / Wikimedia Commons…...
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In celebration of one of the greatest achievements of mankind, I attended the #GoToTheMoon #Apollo50 event on the National Mall.
What a spectacular re-creation of the #Apollo11 moon landing mission. The projections on the Washington Monument were amazing!
TBH, I teared up 🇺🇸
We heard from #JFKMoonshot speech.
So inspirational.
#Apollo50 #Apollo11
The #Apollo11 moon 🌝 landing! #Apollo50
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This weekend is the 50th anniversary of the #Apollo11 moon landing and, of course, there are N.J. connections. Here we go ... 1/7
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin grew up in Montclair, N.J. Reporter @karen_yi tells the story of a hometown hero: 2/7
It was the 8th inning of a tie game at Yankee Stadium when legendary announcer Bob Sheppard told the crowd Apollo 11 had landed. Columnist @StevePoliti revisits that moment:

Where were you? #Apollo50th 3/7
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THREAD: In honour of #Apollo50th, a look at how the #Moon landing was reported in the USSR and elsewhere
On Radio Moscow's home service, Vladimir Tregubov saluted the astronauts and the Soviet pioneers of space exploration. #Apollo50
In Pravda newspaper, a writer identified as Vinogradov personally congratulated the astronauts on their mission
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The great thing about the #Apollo50th is that there have been hundreds of beautiful articles from dozens of authors and outlets. Heck, I even wrote a couple of them.

I don’t know which of them has been the best, but I think this bad hot take from the times is the worst.
There are multiple reasons why offering praise to the Soviet space program on the eve of the #Apollo50th is in very poor taste, but one of the biggest is that they literally only did these milestones for propaganda purposes.
After early milestones like Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin, bits of tokenism like these were the only achievements the Soviet space program could reasonably achieve before us - they knew once NASA got going, the Americans would beat them to anything that mattered, including the moon.
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Buzz Aldrin peed his pants on the moon and 18 other wild facts you never learned about @NASA's #Apollo11 mission…
#Apollo11 was the ninth endeavor in the 14-mission Apollo moonshot program, and it was arguably @NASA's most dangerous and ambitious mission ever.
The first moon meal was bacon and coffee. But mostly, the Apollo astronauts ate a lot of dehydrated beef and vegetables. The Apollo astronauts had no bathroom. Instead, they used bags and roll-on cuffs.
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It’s the 50th anniversary of #Apollo11! How much do you know about the moon? Let’s find out ➡️👀🌕🌖🌘 We’ll post the answers at 5pmPT/8pmET. 1/
Question one: Which country was the first to land on the far side of the moon? 2/
Question two: True or False: The moon doesn't rotate, which is why we can only see one side. 3/
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