Atlantis Makes Space Station Delivery
The International Space Station received a year's worth of supplies in a giant shopping cart yesterday, courtesy of the astronauts on N.A.S.A.'s final shuttle flight made by Atlantis.
What's the Latest Development?
Astronauts at the International Space Station (I.S.S.) have received a year's worth of supplies from the crew aboard the Atlantis, the last of N.A.S.A.'s space shuttles to ever visit the I.S.S. as the program will be terminated once the current mission in completed. The I.S.S. crew received more than a ton of food, including a bag of fresh fruit, new clothes and spare parts for the Space Station. "Astronauts Sandra Magnus and Douglas Hurley used the space station's hulking robot arm to hoist the bus-size container out of Atlantis's payload bay and attach it to the orbiting outpost."
What's the Big Idea?
The I.S.S. and N.A.S.A.'s shuttle program were two peas in a pod and both have outlived their expected lifespan by decades. In fact, the continuation of the shuttle program was based nearly entirely on the need to restock the I.S.S. Now that the space shuttle will no longer be an option, what is the future of the Space Station and of space flight in general? In the near future, the Russian national space program will be relied upon to carry astronauts and crew into orbit. And eventually, private American space ventures hope to assume many of N.A.S.A.'s current responsibilities.
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- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
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- Often seen as typical of rich societies, depression is actually more prevalent in poor, conflict-ridden countries
- More than one in five Afghans is clinically depressed – a sad world record
- But are North Koreans really the world's 'fourth least depressed' people?
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- Even in America, books are frequently challenged and removed from schools and public libraries.
- Every year, the American Library Association puts on Banned Books Week to draw attention to this fact.
- Some of the books they include on their list of most frequently challenged are some of the greatest, most beloved, and entertaining books there are.
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- It was given this name because it came from another solar system.
- Some claimed 'Oumuamua was an alien technology, but there's no actual evidence for that.
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