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Inside: Canada's privatised shadow civil service; and more!

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#Pluralistic 1/ The legislative chamber of ...
From Feb 8-17, I'll be in Australia, touring my book *Chokepoint Capitalism* with my co-author, Rebecca Giblin. We'll be in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra, and I hope to see you!… 2/ Image
Canada's privatised shadow civil service: Tories claim governments are incompetent, Liberals prove it.

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L’Italia ha costruito buona parte dei moduli pressurizzati della Stazione Spaziale Internazionale ed è coinvolta sia nella prossima stazione lunare sia in quella privata Axiom. Ma come è cominciato tutto? Per scoprirlo bisogna tornare indietro nel tempo di più di mezzo secolo. /1
Nel 1969 il programma Apollo sta per terminare e si comincia a pensare a un nuovo progetto: lo #SpaceShuttle. Questa volta gli Stati Uniti si aprono alla collaborazione internazionale e l’amministratore della #NASA compie una serie di visite esplorative in Europa. /2
Le nazioni europee sono divise: se Germania e Italia sono favorevoli al progetto, Francia e Gran Bretagna sono molto più dubbiose e richiedono in cambio la disponibilità di razzi americani per il lancio di satelliti europei. /3
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 03/10/2021…
Adaptation, not irrigation, recommended for Midwest corn farmers…

#adaptation #agriculture #midwest #CornProduction
Chemical signal in plants reduces growth processes in favor of defense…

#PlantGrowth #ChemicalStimulus
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On 7/18/74, @NASA bought a @Boeing 747-123 from @AmericanAir for ~$15.6 million. According to NASA, “At the time of purchase, the aircraft had logged about 9,000 flight hours.”

It’s pictured here shortly after conversion in this #NASA photo. #OnThisDay Image
The red, white, & blue paint stripes from the @AmericanAir livery was even left in place. The NASA Worm logo was added on the tail. More historical pictures can be seen here:…
@NASA notes the SCA had an airspeed limit of 250 knots or Mach 0.6. Its cruise altitude with an orbiter was 13,000-15,000 ft. While carrying the Shuttle, it had a 1,000 nautical mile range, plus margin for safety. The Shuttle #Atlantis is seen here 7/1/07. 📷 NASA/Carla Thomas Image
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Growing up, I heard there was a secret "NASA" rocket testing facility in northern Nevada (home for me), but I never knew what it was. Today, I finally found out...
Thanks to @Erdayastronaut, while digging into aerospike engine history, he came across this test site in Nevada called the "Nevada Field Laboratory" (NFL) which is tucked away between Reno, NV and Pyramid Lake 📍 Map:,…
The NFL test site is only 20 miles north of Reno, and the only people that (I recall) knowing that this place even existed were local farmers.

Turns out...this place was instrumental in the #Gemini, #Apollo, and #Shuttle programs for supporting rocket engine dev testing 🚀
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