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- blogs.nasa.gov/waynehalesblog… twitter.com/riceathletics/… 2 days ago
- Quote of the day at #vonbraun19 goes to Wanda Sigur: ‘Maybe NASA is just welfare for really smart people’ 2 days ago
- Leading a memorial in MCC with the crew on shuttle and ISS during STS-108 the first mission after 9/11/2001 https://t.co/D7xOEoYxbF 3 days ago
- RT @SpcPlcyOnline: Dittmar: social media as driver of space policy. Kudos to some like Jeff Foust and Irene Klotz, but as for others I enco… 3 days ago
- Loren Grush at The Verge got a mention by Eric Stallmer of CSF at the #VBS2019. - not in a good way😮 3 days ago
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