China launches another secretive Shijian-11 mission

The Chinese have orbited a new satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Sunday. Utilizing their Long March 2C (Chang Zheng 2C) launch vehicle, the mission involved…

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These both are images of the comet 67P/C-G (which will soon be the 1st comet to be landed on): one is the view from a ground-based telescope (VLT) and the other a close-up taken with the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe navigation camera.

Rosetta is the mission which took a 10-year journey to its destination to unlock the mysteries of the oldest building blocks of our Solar System.

Credit & copyright: C. Snodgrass/ESO/ESA, MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

"The U.S. tanker pilots called in for air refueling and asked for the UAE mission, and when they heard a female voice on the other side, they actually paused for about 20 seconds, radio silence,” said Yousef Al Otaiba, the Emirati ambassador to the United States.

The female voice that Al Otaiba was referring to is that of Mariam Al Mansouri, the first female fighter pilot for the United Arab Emirates, who led the UAE’s mission as it joined allies in air strikes against ISIS earlier this week. Mansouri told the magazine Deraa Al Watan that her love of country and a passion for challenge and competition drew her to aviation. Mansouri graduated flight school in 2007 and was one of three women who joined the Emirati air force when it admitted women. 

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Imagine the Avengers hiring you as help for a mission, and when it doesn’t work out, asking Loki to erase your memories due to the fact you know too much classified information. Over the months you’ve grown so attached to them, but don’t let them know it. When Loki’s about to wipe your memory you end up breaking down and sobbing.

He ends up giving you one more night to spend with them, but you don’t want to face them so you settle for spending the rest of your night with Loki, who sleeps in your bed with you for the night. You wake up the next morning alone and confused, only for Loki to come back in and tell you that he didn’t have the heart to do it.