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Boing Boing Video guest correspondent Miles O'Brien checks in with us for an update on the scheduled launch of the Space Shuttle, and on new information about what may have led to the recent Air France crash, and finally, on the confirmation that geese -- yes, geese -- were responsible for the emergency conditions that led to the "miracle on the Hudson" emergency landing.
Follow Miles' coverage of Endeavor's scheduled launch at spaceflightnow.com, or follow him on Twitter: @milesobrien.
Update, 11:15pm PT: From Miles' live-tweeting at the launch site: the space shuttle Endeavour launch has just been postponed because of another leak in the gaseous hydrogen venting system between the launch pad and external fuel tank.
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Adding some white lines or a cutout to an animated gif produces a cool 3D effect. From the Split Depth Gifs subreddit. [via Reality Carnival]
The U.S. Senate, aided by Trump’s second in command, has voted to begin debate on the GOP’s plan to destroy Obamacare.
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