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NASA picks 6 companies to build deep-space habitats

NASA has selected six US companies to develop deep-space-habitat prototypes.

Straight out of a science-fiction story, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration wants to build a safe place for humans to live as we spread beyond Earth.

“NASA is on an ambitious expansion of human spaceflight, including the Journey to Mars, and we’re utilizing the innovation, skill, and knowledge of both the government and private sectors,” Jason Crusan, director of NASA’s Advanced Exploration Systems, said in a statement.

The selected partners are:

— Bigelow Aerospace of Las Vegas, Nev.
— Boeing of Pasadena, Texas
— Lockheed Martin of Denver, Colo.
— Orbital ATK of Dulles, Va.
— Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems of Louisville, Colo.
— NanoRocks of Webster, Texas

Each company has up to 24 months to develop ground prototypes and/or conduct concept studies. The models will be used to support integrated systems testing, human factors, and operations testing, as well as help define overall system functionality.

NASA intends to spend an estimated $65 million in contract awards, covering work in 2016 and 2017.

“The next human exploration capabilities needed beyond the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion capsule are deep space, long-duration habitation and in-space propulsion,” Crusan said. “We are no adding focus and specifics on the deep space habitats where humans will live and work independently for months or years at a time, without cargo supply deliveries from Earth.”

Last week, NASA celebrated the Mars Rover’s fourth anniversary with an online game, cleverly called “Mars Rover Game.” Available to play via the Web or on an Android or iOS handset, the free title lets users control the Rover, gaining points for every resource you scan on the Red Planet.

By pcmag.com

Donald Trump: We’re going directly to the voters

You’ve seen it – the liberal media can’t stop telling outrageous lies about me.

They are really a disgrace to journalism, and they’re so desperate to mislead the American people about our campaign!

Yet at every stage we continue to prove them wrong, including:

— Smashing the Republican primary vote record by 1.4 MILLION votes;

— Pulling off an incredible Republican National Convention, with much higher viewership than the Democrats’ disastrous convention;

— Packing stadiums everywhere we go;

— Raising $82 million in July alone from hundreds of thousands of grassroots supporters.

Now we must continue to build on our great momentum all across the country.

We know the Clinton campaign will cheat to win – just like they did in the race for the Democrat nomination.

And we know the liberal media will continue to say and do ANYTHING to put Crooked Hillary Clinton in the White House!

I know you’ve been following this race closely. I’m sure you’re as sick and tired of their desperate lies as I am.

Day in and day out they attack me, our campaign, our Republican friends down the ticket and supporters like you all across the country…

…while giving Crooked Hillary a free pass on her terrible policies and long record of failure and cronyism!

Don’t let them get away with it – help me prove our opponents and the liberal media wrong about the Trump movement, by growing our team and WINNING on Election Day!

We’re going to reach the American people directly with our message about making better deals for our country, bringing back our jobs, and achieving a brighter future for every American.

Obama Uses Taxpayer $Resources$ For 2012 – 2016 Presidential Election Campaign

(Revisited) Barack Obama’s 2012 Presidential campaign continuously uses government resources which are paid for by tax-payers to campaign.

The Obama camp is using .gov email and hosting that are meant for Administration policy change updates to campaign to be in the White House on January 1, 2013 using terms and phrases such as New Years Eve, when the clock strikes twelve and attacking Republicans and others.

WhiteHouse.gov is reportedly paid for by taxpayers and if Obama uses the hosting with-in that domain and any other resource to promote his self it is just like when the GSA (General Services Administration) used time on-duty to make the videos and when they printed out invitations for participants to join them at their taxpayer paid convention in Las Vegas.

Not promoting Mitt Romney, but when Obama said Romney may be a felon, Obama may indeed be a felon his self.

This is happening not only with Obama and the GSA, there are many, many corrupt officials in the world that fly below the radar. Even in past elections has such failure in taxpayer resource management gone on. Today, we are at a forefront in how taxpayer dollars and resources are being used as the present economic outlook requires us that we pay more attention to these failures.

Every time Air Force One takes to the air, costs could be greater than $250,000.00. Every time an email is sent to one million email subscribers, costs could range from $20,000.00, grant that every time one email is received from whitehouse.gov to one recipient, 20 million other people may have received the same email. So we are looking at spending about $200,000.00 every time David Plouffe, Barack Obama or his First Lady chooses to use the whitehouse.gov email hosting. Three have been sent out recently, so costs could have easily been $400,000.00 if $1,000,000.00 seems to high for but still is “Taxpayer” paid for resources what ever the cost are.

It has also been found that the company which administers or hosts the whitehouse.gov website says the amount paid for the website is “Top Secret” and we could not find the cost of the website hosting, development or email. After further investigation, another website that could be reasonably developed or design for around $1,000.00 would have cost $35,000.00 by the same company who apparently hosts the whitehouse.gov website.

The amount paid for the whitehouse.gov website could range from $35,000.00 to $20,000,000.00 because whitehouse.gov is so many times more present and apparent than the other example website which was said to cost $35,000.00. Best guess is that at-least $5,000,000.00 could have been paid for the whitehouse.gov website/hosting/email and then some every day or month depending on how the service is set up. Everybody knows that the government pays more than $35,000.00 for it’s website, it’s just about guaranteed. It is guaranteed that taxpayers are paying for the whitehouse.gov website and paying for each email they send, no matter what it costs.

Why would it be “Top Secret”? Are they trying to hide something? Could it be the outrageous costs that taxpayers incur with this fleecing? Obama Uses Taxpayer $$Resources$$ For 2012 Presidential Election Campaign.

President Obama has also reportedly used taxpayer dollars to loan businesses in other countries billions of dollars that created jobs out-side the United States. A majority of stimulus money was sent to a foreign company that bought American Owned Chrysler, and created even more jobs over-seas. Stimulus money meant for to solar/wind energy programs for the United States went to foreign owned companies and again created more jobs in over-seas countries. All the while not creating enough jobs in the United States and furthering the great exchange in wealth to everyone but United States Citizens. Great mis-management of taxpayer resources like this is the reason why the United States has so much trouble economically.

For those who are saying that the United States is done for and has gone off in a hand basket, you are wrong. The United States is still the best country to live in the entire world and as long as the good ol’ U.S. of A. has patriots and folks who bleed red, white and blue, it will remain the best and there ain’t no seeing as to how your going to change many minds about that.

Just as always, every organization has an Ugly Duckling that surfaces like Obama is now to the United States but not all (U.S. Citizens) that belong to that organization are the same as that Ugly Duckling (Obama). Some of those ducks look pretty cute, in a manner of speaking (Patriotically).

$400 Million Airlifted by US to Iran as Detained Americans Released

The U.S. government airlifted the equivalent of $400 million to Iran this past January, which occurred as four detained Americans were released by Tehran.

The cash flown to Iran consisted of euros, Swiss francs, and other currencies because U.S. law forbids transacting American dollars with Iran.

The cash transfer was supposed to be the first installment paid in a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached with Iran to resolve a failed 1979 arms deal dating from just before the Iranian Revolution.

State Department spokesman John Kirby denied the cash transfer was done to secure the release of the four Americans, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, Amir Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine; Christian pastor Saeed Abedini and Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari, whose case had not been publicized before the release.

“The negotiations over the arms deal settlement and were completely separate from the discussions about returning our American citizens home,” Kirby said in a statement. “Not only were the two negotiations separate, they were conducted by different teams on each side.”

“The funds that were transferred to Iran were related solely to the settlement of a long-standing claim at the U.S.-Iran Claims Tribunal at The Hague,” Kirby’s statement concluded.

Since the cash was airlifted, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has arrested two more Iranian-Americans. Tehran has also detained dual-nationals from France, Canada and the U.K. in recent months.

“Paying ransom to kidnappers puts Americans even more at risk,” Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., said in a statement. “While Americans were relieved by Iran’s overdue release of illegally imprisoned American hostages, the White House’s policy of appeasement has led Iran to illegally seize more American hostages.”

Barack Obama Answers Questions At Town Hall Event, Guns in America

President Barack Obama answered a gun executive, a sheriff, a rape survivor and a widow who oppose his actions at the “Guns in America” town hall event.

Obama also rejected the “imaginary fiction” that he wanted to take away the guns of law-abiding Americans.

“The way it is described, is that we are trying to take away everybody’s guns,” Obama said, charging that his opponents had twisted his plans on gun safety measures.

“Our position is consistently mischaracterized,” Obama said. “If you listen to the rhetoric, it is so over-the-top, it is so overheated.”

Obama also took questions from people who agreed with his proposal to expand background checks, including former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, who have been fierce advocates of increased gun control since Giffords was seriously wounded in a 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona.

The President also said that he would be happy to meet with representatives of the National Rifle Association, which declined to take part in the town hall meeting even though other gun rights advocates did attend.

House of Representatives Repealed Obamacare

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives has approved a bill to repeal Obamacare that, after more than 60 votes in the past five years, will finally get to the President’s desk.

The House vote was 240-181, largely along party lines. The Senate passed the legislation last month.

The bill is expected to arrive at the White House later this week. President Barack Obama has already vowed to veto any Republican bill that guts his signature health care law.

The measure also bars any federal money for Planned Parenthood. Conservatives in Congress vowed to defund the organization after a series of videos released by an anti-abortion group last year triggered a controversy about the sale of fetal tissue. Planned Parenthood maintains the footage was edited, and has denied any improper activity.

Mark Barden: Why the President Is Taking Action To Reduce Gun Violence

We called him the custodian of all living things. If an ant had crawled its way into our kitchen, he’d gently pick it up and carry it out outside to rejoin its family. If he saw a classmate sitting alone, he’d be the first to provide company and comfort. At 7 years old, he cared, he listened, and he loved more deeply than many adults I know.

On December 14, 2012, he was killed by a man with a gun. My son Daniel was one of the 26 lives taken from us at the hands of a mass shooter at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Since that day, President Obama promised us that he would use every tool available to him to spare another family the overwhelming pain of losing a child in such a horrific way. Today, he is taking additional steps to reduce gun violence.

No words can fully convey the overwhelming loss we feel each day. No amount of sympathy will bring our sweet, little Daniel back. And no one action can fully prevent the kind of tragedies that happened in Newtown, in Aurora, in Tucson, in Charleston, in Oak Creek, in San Bernardino, and in too many other communities across the country.

But we can do more than we’ve done since that day in Newtown. Today, the President is doing what is in his power to reduce the unspeakable violence that stole our son from us.

Daniel was a protector of living things. If we can take just one action that will prevent another child from dying the way he did, then we will do honor to the way he lived his life.

New Executive Actions On Gun Laws By Barack Obama Bypassing Congress

President Barack Obama bypassed Congress on Tuesday, unveiling a unilateral initiative designed to curb gun violence in the U.S. through a series of executive actions.

The new executive actions do not conflict with the Second Amendment, Obama said from the White House at an event with gun violence victims and their families. “But I also believe that we can find ways to reduce gun violence consistent with the Second Amendment.”

In an effort to expand background checks for buyers, the White House introduced a new requirement for individuals “in the business of selling firearms” to register as licensed gun dealers, effectively narrowing the so-called “gun show loophole,” which exempts most small sellers from keeping formal sales records.

The initiative also provides more funding for mental health treatment, FBI staff and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives agents.

Barack Obama To Join Anderson Cooper On Gun Control

President Barack Obama will join Anderson Cooper on CNN at 8 p.m. ET Thursday for a live town hall on gun control called “Guns in America.”

The President will discuss gun issues with Cooper and take questions from the audience.

The President has repeatedly expressed frustration with Congress’ inability to pass new gun laws. He plans to meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss gun control and is expected to announce soon new executive action aimed at expanding background checks on gun sales.