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    I remember one time hiding out in a hotel room from my wife , stepping out for a smoke, running into this black dude from Philadelphia and him saying he wanted to go to the museum..

    So I took him .(a bro date I guess)

    It was fun as hell . A white dude and a black guy just enjoying chicago..:)



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    A project to 3D-print bulky components in space rather than bring them up there has collected a $73.7 million contract from NASA to demonstrate the technique in space. Archinaut, a mission now several years in development from Made In Space, could launch as soon as 2022.
    Once finished, this pair of 32-foot solar arrays would theoretically generate some five times the power that a spacecraft that size would normally pull in. Because spacecraft are almost without exception power-starved systems, having more watts to use or store for the orbital equivalent of a rainy day would certainly be welcome.
    Archinaut snags $73 million in NASA funding to 3D-print giant spacecraft parts in orbit – TechCrunch
     
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    LightSail 2 has successfully deployed its solar sails. Shortly after 12:00 pm PST (19:00 UTC) The Planetary Society tweeted that the sails were deployed, and that the spacecraft was sailing with sunlight.
    A solar sail utilizes the momentum of the photons coming from the Sun, much the same way that a sailboat captures the energy in the wind. The light sail doesn't capture the photons. The photons bounce off of the reflective surface and propel the sail. It's lightweight, simple technology that has great potential.
    LightSail 2 Just Deployed Its Sails in Space, And It's a Glorious Moment For Science
     

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