Senate Gains, House Loses a Potentially Great Minority Leader, Crisis at the Border, and other things you Need to Know

Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice for spying on her computers after reporting on the federal government and past presidential administration’s flaws and incompetence. As of right now, five forensic exams have uncovered unauthorized remote surveillance on her computers, thus violating her Fourth Amendment right. Please help Sharyl Attkisson fund her fight against big government agencies’ surveillance abuses.

29th Raja Muda Regatta – AY Race Report 1

Raja Muda Selangor Int Regatta 2018

AY Race Report 1

2018/19 AY Grand Prix Event

Wonderful start to the regatta…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
17th Nov 2018: Blue sky and a building North Westerly greeted the teams as they approached the start line. Ten knots got the starting sequence underway, on time and in reverse order, with the Classic Cruisers first away. PRO Jerry Rollin’s race team, worked their way through the order, until the lone Multihull Meitatsu Fukumoto / Seng Huang Lee’s ORMA 60 SHK Scallywag FUKU skippered by David Witt flew across the line, 40 minutes latter. It didn’t take long for them to cut their way through the fleet and as the breeze, backed around to the South West, forcing the IRC fleet into a downwind gybing tussle. For some of the action in Pt Klang and on Race 1, check out the AY Photo Gallery

NASA, Northrop Grumman Launch Space Station, National Lab Cargo

NASA, Northrop Grumman Launch Space Station, National Lab Cargo

The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard, launches from Pad-0A, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.
Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft launches on an Antares rocket at 4:01 a.m. EST Nov. 17, 2018, from the Virginia Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Northrop Grumman’s 10th contracted cargo resupply mission for NASA to the International Space Station will deliver about 7,400 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew.
Credits: NASA/Joel Kowsky

Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with about 7,400 pounds of cargo after launching at 4:01 a.m. EST Saturday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

National Space Council Gets Report on Human Spaceflight in Low-Earth Orbit

National Space Council Gets Report on Human Spaceflight in Low-Earth Orbit

NASA and the Departments of State and Commerce have submitted a report to the National Space Council outlining future opportunities and challenges for human spaceflight in low-Earth orbit (LEO), and its potential economic contributions to the broader field of exploration.

NASA OSIRIS-REx Flexes its “Arm” Before Arriving at Asteroid Bennu

This image of the OSIRIS-REx Touch-and-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism arm and sampling head in space was taken on Nov. 14, 2018, by the spacecraft’s SamCam imager as part of a visual checkout of the sample return system. Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

– NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft completes critical engineering maneuver campaign to test out sample return mechanism – developed by Lockheed Martin.

DENVER, Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — TAGSAM, or Touch-and-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism, completed a successful practice deployment in space on Nov. 14—an important milestone in the OSIRIS-REx mission to the asteroid Bennu. TAGSAM is the first-of-its-kind robotic arm and sampling head invented by Lockheed Martin.

NSA certifies latest-generation ARC-210 RT-2036(C) airborne radio from Rockwell Collins

The ARC-210 RT-2036(C) will enable U.S. Armed Forces to tap into new communications capabilities such as the U.S. Department of Defense’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and the Second-Generation Anti-Jam Tactical UHF Radio for NATO (SATURN) program

  • Radio to provide the next evolution of reliable, secure and enhanced communications capabilities to warfighters in the air and on the ground

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Nov. 16, 2018) – Rockwell Collins has reached a critical milestone in its airborne Software-Defined Radio (SDR) program as the National Security Agency (NSA) has issued the company a Type-1 certification for its AN/ARC-210 RT-2036(C) radio. The certification validates that the radio provides protected handling of classified information up to and including Top Secret, as required for successful military operations.