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FDA to Hold Advisory Committee Meetings to Discuss Emergency Use Authorization for Booster Doses and COVID-19 Vaccines for Younger Children

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing two upcoming meetings of its Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) to discuss newly available data for the currently available COVID-19 vaccines. VRBPAC Meeting on Janssen and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters On Oct. 14 and 15, the advisory committee will meet to discuss the use of booster doses of…

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NASA TV Coverage Set for Russian Film Production Launch

  NASA will provide coverage of a Tuesday, Oct. 5 launch that will carry a Russian cosmonaut, actress, and film producer to the International Space Station, where they will film segments for a movie. The launch will mark the expansion of commercial space opportunities to include feature filmmaking. Film Producer Making his fourth flight into space, Roscosmos cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov…

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NASA Issues Contracts to Mature Electrified Aircraft Propulsion Technologies

  NASA has selected two U.S. companies to support its Electric Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD) that will rapidly mature Electrified Aircraft Propulsion (EAP) technologies through ground and flight demonstrations.   Through the EPFD program, NASA seeks to introduce EAP technologies to U.S. aviation fleets no later than 2035, supporting short-range and regional commercial air travel, as well as single-aisle seat…

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NASA to Host Briefings, Interviews for Next Crew Mission with SpaceX

  NASA will highlight the next crew rotation flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft carrying astronauts to the International Space Station with a pair of virtual media briefings Wednesday, Oct. 6, and Thursday. Oct. 7.   The first briefing, at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 6, will present an overview of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission and discuss the upcoming crew…

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The Debut of the new 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross (video)

Toyota Corolla Cross

  Fresh off the sale of the record-setting 50-millionth Corolla, the best-selling car of all time welcomes a versatile new family member with the introduction of the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross. Value-priced and packed with features not typically found in a small crossover, Corolla Cross hits the sweet spot with the engaging driving experience of a small car and the functionality…

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Youth E-cigarette Use Remains Serious Public Health Concern Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Almost 85 Percent of the More Than 2 Million U.S. Middle and High School Students Who Used E-Cigarettes Used Flavored E-Cigarettes in 2021 A study released today from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that more than 2 million U.S. middle and high school students reported currently using e-cigarettes in 2021,…

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NASA’s Lucy Mission Prepares for Launch to Trojan Asteroids

NASA has tested the functions of Lucy, the agency’s first spacecraft to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, filled it with fuel, and is preparing to pack it into a capsule for launch Saturday, Oct. 16.   Named after characters in Greek mythology, these asteroids circle the Sun in two swarms, with one group leading ahead of Jupiter in its path, the…

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FIRST-EVER GLOBAL ORGANIZED CRIME INDEX REVEALS THAT 80% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION LIVE IN COUNTRIES WITH HIGH LEVELS OF CRIMINALITY.

Unique tool offers pioneering overview of illicit economies and provides original basis for measuring vulnerability and resilience to organized crime for all UN member states.   Geneva, Switzerland – 28 September 2021: In recent years, there have been indications that the scope, scale and impact of organized crime has been growing around the world. But until now there has been…

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NASA Launches New Mission to Monitor Earth’s Landscapes

  Landsat 9, a NASA satellite built to monitor the Earth’s land surface, successfully launched at 2:12 p.m. EDT Monday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.   A joint mission with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Landsat 9 lifted off on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg’s Space Launch Complex 3E. Norway’s Svalbard satellite-monitoring ground station…

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NASA TV to Air US Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station

A SpaceX Dragon cargo resupply spacecraft filled with more than 4,600 pounds of supplies and valuable scientific experiments bound for NASA’s Space Station Processing Facility is set to leave the International Space Station Thursday, Sept. 30. NASA Television, the agency’s website, and the NASA appwill broadcast the spacecraft’s departure live, beginning at 8:45 a.m. EDT.   Ground controllers at SpaceX…

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