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NASA Sets Live Launch Coverage for CAPSTONE Mission to Moon

NASA will air live launch coverage of the agency’s Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE), the first spacecraft to fly a specific unique lunar orbit ahead of future missions with crew. CAPSTONE is targeted to launch no earlier than Monday, June 27, aboard a Rocket Lab Electron rocket from the company’s Launch Complex 1 in Mahia,…

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FDA Releases Action Plan for Rare Neurodegenerative Diseases, Including ALS

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Five-Year Plan Fulfills a Requirement of the Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS Act Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled its Action Plan for Rare Neurodegenerative Diseases including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) â€“ a five-year strategy for improving and extending the lives of people living with rare neurodegenerative diseases by advancing the development of safe and effective medical products…

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FDA Denies Authorization to Market JUUL Products

Currently Marketed JUUL Products Must Be Removed from the US Market Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs Inc. for all of their products currently marketed in the United States. As a result, the company must stop selling and distributing these products. In addition, those currently on the U.S. market must be removed, or…

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NASA Introduces 2022 Class of Flight Directors

Lee esta nota de prensa en español aquĂ­. NASA has selected seven new additions to the team of flight directors to oversee operations of the International Space Station, commercial crew, and Artemis missions to the Moon. The inductees in the class of 2022 include Heidi Brewer, Ronak Dave, Chris Dobbins, Garrett Hehn, Nicole McElroy, Elias Myrmo, and Diana Trujillo.  After completing a comprehensive…

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NASA Administrator Announces Next NAC Meeting, New Members

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced Wednesday the NASA Advisory Council (NAC) will convene its next meeting on August 9-10. Nelson also appointed new members to the NAC, who will provide leadership counsel and advice on agency programs and priorities. “NASA remains a global leader in exploration as a result of having a world-class workforce and the NASA Advisory Council is…

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NASA Announces Artemis Concept Awards for Nuclear Power on Moon

NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are working together to advance space nuclear technologies. The agencies have selected three design concept proposals for a fission surface power system design that could be ready to launch by the end of the decade for a demonstration on the Moon. This technology would benefit future exploration under the Artemis umbrella. The contracts, to be awarded…

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Baby Formula Shortage, Addressing Inequitable Policy Approaches

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The formula shortage points to the urgency of addressing flawed and inequitable policy approaches to infant feeding in the US – a major public health issue, says Johns Hopkins School of Nursing associate professor, CecĂ­lia Tomori. “When egregious safety violations were revealed at Abbott’s Sturgis plant, leading to temporary shutdown of production, it was disproportionately poor families and racialized minorities who…

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SOUNDS OF SUMMER IN MONTANA

Fan-favorite festivals, reimagined offerings and new music HELENA, Mont. /PRNewswire/ — Get ready to crank up the fun in Montana this summer. With several popular music festivals making their comeback this year, outdoor amphitheaters set against majestic mountain backdrops and other unique music venues, the Last Best Place will be the only place to be for music lovers this summer. There’s nothing like…

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FDA Infant Formula Update: June 17, 2022

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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an update on additional steps it has taken that will lead to more infant formula available in the U.S. under the agency’s recent increased flexibilities. Company (Product Origin): Danone (Ireland) Product(s): Aptamil First Infant Milk Stage 1 (This infant formula is appropriate for most infants and meets U.S. nutrient requirements, but it may not…

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STM Weekend Wrap Up! June 18, 2022

Weekly show that offers highlights and recap into stories covered by Daily News from previous weeks Daily News offers pop culture and current events news and media. News you can use This Moment! https://stmdailynews.com Links to Stories covered in this episode: SpaceX Starship passes hurdle: https://earthsky.org/space/spacex-on-verge-of-approval-for-starship-orbital-test-flight/ Excessive Heat Warning: https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/hi Yellowstone Closed Due to Flooding:: https://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm NASA Investigates UAPs?: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-to-set-up-independent-study-on-unidentified-aerial-phenomena/…

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