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Friday Nite Videos | November 26, 2021

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Jeanine Pirro Cold Open | SNL. Bolivian Andean Music | KAMAQ. Passing | Movie. NASA Launches 'Planetary Defense' Probe vs Asteroid. In the Dark of the Valley | Documentary.

NASA Launches 'Planetary Defense' Probe vs Asteroid

Borrowing a page from Hollywood’s playbook, NASA on Tuesday launched its first-ever attempt to redirect an asteroid, an important test for the future of the defense of the Earth from catastrophic impacts.

Friday Nite Videos | February 26, 2021

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AOC Explains Why the Green New Deal Is Necessary. Barre | Songhoy Blues. Capitol Rioter Turned in to the FBI by Ex-Girlfriend. Amazon Workers in Alabama Fight for a Union. Three Minutes to Mars: Perseverence Touches Down.

Friday Nite Videos | July 19, 2019

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AOC Grills Trump Official on Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group. COVFEFE - Grounds for Impeachment. Trump Lies About Racist Rally Chant: A Closer Look. Supporters Greet Ilhan Omar as She Arrives in Home State. The Dark Side of the Moon Mission.

The Dark Side of the Moon Mission

“For that kind of money,” Kurt Vonnegut cracked on the CBS Evening News about the Apollo 11 moon landing, “the least NASA can do is discover God.” At the time of the mission, civil rights activists, anti-Vietnam War protesters and even top scientists were skeptical of its purpose and doubtful of its value. Contributions of women and black people like test pilot Ed Dwight were diminished and buried for years. Nostalgia lends itself to glossing over the protest and unrest of the time.

Google VP Leaps From Stratosphere

Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, set a new world record today by completing the highest-altitude free fall yet--parachuting from 135,908 feet (or 25 miles) above Earth.

The record was previously held by daredevil skydiver Felix Baumgartner, who leaped from 24 miles above Earth in October 2012.

To put that in perspective, scientists say you officially enter space at 73 miles above Earth's surface. Eustace largely self-funded the project on the cheap, with a minimalist approach to technology.

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