NASA’s next Orion flight could be manned

The first manned Orion mission was planned for 2021, but could now take place in 2019

NASA may get back into manned spaceflight sooner than thought. At the direction of NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot, a study is being conducted into feasibility of placing a crew of two on the first integrated flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the Orion spacecraft, Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), in 2019.

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Meet The 16-Year-Old Girl Who Singlehandedly Took Down Milo Yiannopoulos

Few people have fallen from grace quicker than Milo Yiannopoulos, the controversial conservative firebrand who lost a book deal, got himself disinvited from CPAC, and resigned from Breitbart.

What a whirlwind!

And while it was due to that shameful pedophilia video and other associated antics, it all comes back to a 16-year-old high school student in Canada who, as Vox describes, “decided Yiannopoulos was embraced much too closely by mainstream conservatives.”

Related: Donald Trump Is In Milo’s Camp

The news website has a fascinating piece up today about the teenager behind the Yiannopoulos video and eventual takedown, and it all centers on the teen recognizing that Milo’s controversial “free speech” shtick was little more than awfulness:

“I see Milo as this embodiment of the awfulness you see over the past few years with the general tilt of millennial conservatism. It’s diverged from this traditional conservatism so much. You’ve seen it essentially become full of awfulness and all about attacking the left and not about actual principles. It has nothing to do with conservative ideology so much as it has with opposing the leftists, SJWs, and so on and so forth.”

Vox didn’t name the teenager — citing her own safety — and referred to her only as “Julia” in the post, but it’s a fascinating look at how one young person said “enough is enough” and took down a VERY controversial figure!!!

And with a very good memory — it was Julia alone — and partnering with a conservative blog to post the damning video — she felt a liberal blog would have less credibility at CPAC — the teenager went out and made it all happen, calling out pedophilia and child molestation!

Video: Watch Larry Wilmore Tell Milo ‘Go Fuck Yourself’ On Real Time!

Even more attractive, Julia understands how dangerous that Milo brand of political speech can potentially be, and how that’s linked to the current occupant of the White House, too:

“America is a global power, and it affects the entire world. Whatever Trump says now in terms of foreign policy does change the course of world history and does alter not just America’s position in the world but it will also affect Western civilization’s position in the world stage. There’s not a politician in American politics today that would be worse than Donald Trump.”

Well spoken!!!

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And just for good measure, she dropped one more knowledge bomb to finish things up:

“You shouldn’t have to feel intimidated to stand up for what you believe in. Hopefully they’ll realize that you can’t keep being this reactionary movement — if you can even call it that. You can’t just keep looking for enemies to attack and pointing the finger. Eventually, you have to stand up for something.”

We LOVE this girl!!!

It’s an interesting piece in full, too — read it HERE.

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First Toyota fuel cell bus rolls into Tokyo

Toyota's FC Bus runs on hydrogen and can supply electricity in the event of a natural ...

Toyota has delivered the first of its Fuel Cell (FC) buses to the Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government that will run on a regular route starting in March, with a second bus delivery that month. The 76-passenger green bus uses two solid polymer electrolyte Toyota Fuel Cell System (TFCS) units cranking out 114 kW each and is the first of an anticipated fleet of 100 such vehicles being deployed in the run up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Saturday Evening Storms Will Give Way To Cooler Temperatures

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Thunderstorms are rolling through the Tri-State area Saturday ahead of a cold front that will bring temperatures back into the 30s and 40s.

A tornado warning was issued for parts of Delaware and Sullivan counties Saturday afternoon. The warning was in effect for south central Delaware County and northwestern Sullivan County from 4:05 to 4:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service warned that flying debris could damage roofs, windows and vehicles.

The NJ TRANSIT suspended service in both directions on the Morris and Essex Line due to a downed tree on the overhead lines near Madison.


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Donald Trump Is Terrified Of The Media — Sad!

The media is NOT the enemy of the American people — but journalists are a hell of a lot tougher than Donald Trump!

The President just tweeted out an important message about the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, and oh look, guess what — the big tough talker can’t take the heat!

Related: Bernie Sanders 1, Donald Trump 0

Here’s what The Donald tweet about a half hour ago (below):


Come on, Donald!

You talk MAD shit about the media, and then on the one night where they get to push back tongue-in-cheek at a notoriously funny ceremony, you all of a sudden will not be attending??

Related: Meryl Streep Is Totally Going To Blast Drumpf Again

No wonder The Donald has caved so seriously to Vladimir Putin… the leader of the free world is terrified by something as simple as a free press, let alone a dictator! The poor President is scared of the news! He needs his alternative facts to feel good!

Weak! Sad! Scared!

Low energy President!

Hear Remy Ma Fire Back at Nicki Minaj With Vicious Diss Track ‘Shether’

The war of words between Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma escalated Saturday when the latter dropped “Shether,” a vicious, seven-minute diss track using Nas’ classic “Ether” beat and aimed at The Pinkprint rapper.

“Shether,” with its artwork of a dismembered Barbie doll resembling Minaj, arrives a day after Minaj used her verse on Gucci Mane’s “Make Love” to attack an unnamed rapper many assumed was Remy Ma.

“Talking ’bout bringing knives to a fight with guns / When the only shots you ever took was in your buns,” Remy Ma says on “Shether,” a response to Minaj’s line about “trying to win a gunfight with a bunch of knives.”

Over the course of the diss track, Remy Ma explicitly touches on Minaj’s breakup with Meek Mill, suggests Minaj hooked up with Trey Songz (who denied Remy Ma’s accusations following a brief Twitter spat with Minaj), Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane and many more, implies that the rapper employs a ghostwriter and even calls out Minaj’s recent family issues; Minaj’s brother Jelani Maraj will face trial on charges of raping a 12-year-old girl. If convicted, Maraj faced life imprisonment.

In response to Minaj’s “Make Love” lyric, “You see, silly rabbit / To be the queen of rap / You gotta sell / You gotta get plaques,” Remy Ma fired back, “Stop talking numbers / You signed a 360 deal through Young Money, through Cash Money, through Republic / Which means your money goes through five niggas before you touch it / Any videos, endorsements come out of your budget / Endorsements, tour and merchandise, they finger-fuck it / You make like 35 cents off of each ducket.”

“Stop comparing yourself to Jay [Z], you’re not like him / You a motherfucking worker, not a boss like Rem,” Remy Ma added.

Until the next diss track arrives, Minaj responded Saturday with a pair of Instagram posts, the first poking fun at Remy Ma and Fat Joe’s Plato O Plomo sales and the second that clip of Beyonce calling Minaj the “rap queen” to the tune of Prince’s “Darling Nikki.”

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