Streetcar is now open in Tempe

All aboard the Valley’s first modern streetcar! Passenger service on Valley Metro Streetcar began in Tempe at 10 a.m. today after a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring local leaders and elected officials. The three-mile streetcar route will take riders to major employment centers, entertainment and event destinations, historic neighborhoods and connect to the regional transit network. “We are so pleased to help…

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NASA, Boeing Complete Starliner Uncrewed Flight Test to Space Station

NASA and Boeing safely landed the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft Wednesday in the desert of the western United States, completing the uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) to the International Space Station to help prove the system is ready to fly astronauts. About four hours after departing the space station, Starliner touched down onto its airbags at 4:49 p.m. MDT, wrapping…

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NASA Administrator, Arizona Students to Hear from Station Astronauts

Students from Arizona will have an opportunity this week to hear from astronauts aboard the International Space Station. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Sen. Mark Kelly will participate in the call. The Earth-to-space call will air live at 1:35 p.m. EDT Friday, May 27, on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website. NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha…

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Olympic Refuge Foundation and IOC Refugee Olympic Team honoured with 2022 Princess of Asturias Award for Sports

In recognition of the opportunity that they provide to the most vulnerable people around the world to access sport and thrive in all aspects of their lives,  the Princess of Asturias Foundation announced  that it has awarded its 2022 Award for Sports to the Olympic Refuge Foundation and the IOC Refugee Olympic Team. The award ceremony will take place on 28 October in Oviedo, the…

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SpaceX is targeting today, Wednesday, May 25 for a Falcon 9 launch of Transporter-5 to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The 57-minute launch window opens at 2:27 p.m. ET, or 18:27 UTC. A backup opportunity is available on Thursday, May 26, with the same launch window. Falcon 9 will fly along…

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Unlike in Hollywood Blockbusters, the TOPGUN Pilots in ‘No Fallen Heroes’ are Real… and their Enemy is Veteran Suicide

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No Fallen Heroes’ is in production. Its spin-off TV series ‘No Fallen Heroes: Extraction’ is in pre-production. BOCA RATON, Fla. /PRNewswire/ — Executive Producer Matthew ‘Whiz’ Buckley and Producer/Director Leigh Simons just dropped a double-barreled announcement regarding their feature-length documentary ‘No Fallen Heroes.’ First, there will be a VIP by-invitation-only first-look screening of portions of the film on May 28 in Boca Raton, FL. Second, the initial public update on their…

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FDA Flexibilities to Yield Millions of Cans of Additional Infant Formula in Coming Months to Increase Supply Available to U.S. Consumers

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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an update on steps it has taken that will lead to millions of cans of additional infant and specialty formula being available to U.S. consumers. “We continue to do everything in our power as part of the all-of-government efforts to ensure there’s adequate infant formula available wherever and whenever parents and…

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Despite National and Global Uncertainties, Education Savings Remains Top of Mind for Americans, Edward Jones Finds

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11th annual survey finds nearly half of Americans do not believe they are saving enough for education ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Despite weathering a pandemic and rising inflation, a majority of Americans (55%) say the current socio-economic conditions in the country have not changed their opinions on the importance of saving for higher education. This is according to an annual 529 awareness…

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NASA Invites Media to Discuss Space Station Science, Climate Research

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 2, to discuss the hardware, technology demonstrations, and science experiments, including a new climate research investigation, headed to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s 25th commercial resupply mission for NASA. Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live on the agency’s website. SpaceX is targeting Thursday, June 9 at…

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Noisy jackdaw birds reach “consensus” before taking off

Newswise — On cold, dark winter mornings, small black crows known as jackdaws can be heard calling loudly to one another from their winter roosting spots in the U.K. before taking off simultaneously right around sunrise. Now, researchers who’ve studied their daily activities in unprecedented detail report evidence that these groups of hundreds of individuals rely on a “democratic” decision-making…

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