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The City Council of Raleigh honors NASA astronaut Christina Koch

RALEIGH When the city of Raleigh wants to celebrate someone, the mayor declares a special day in her honor. Usually, the person appears personally to read their proclamation at a city council meeting. That would not work for Christina Koch on Wednesday afternoon. The NASA flight engineer was more than 160 kilometers away and was floating in space. Nancy McFarlane, …

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NASA astronauts, including Christina Koch of NC State, write history on the first all-female spacewalk

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir left the International Space Station on Friday, the first time in half a century of spacewalking that a woman floated out of the water without a male crewmate. Their job was to repair a broken part of the station's solar energy network. The spacewalk officially started at 7:38 in the morning. Thirty-five years …

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David Koch, billionaire who fueled the right-wing movement, dies at the age of 79

They insisted that they adhere to a traditional belief in individual freedom and free trade, free markets, and freedom from government interference, including taxes, conscription, compulsory education, corporate regulations, and welfare programs and laws, homosexuality To criminalize prostitution and drug use. Fueling the Right Since the 1970s, the Kochs have spent at least $ 100 million – estimated to be …

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David Koch, conservative billionaire and philanthropist, dies at the age of 79

David Koch, conservative billionaire and philanthropist, has died. He was 79 years old. "With a heavy heart, I announce the death of my brother David," said Charles Koch in a statement on Friday. "Everyone who worked with David was sure to experience his gigantic personality and passion for life." David resigned last year after leading family-owned Koch Industries, a Kansas-based …

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The billionaire industrialist and libertarian activist David Koch dies

David Koch, billionaire, industrialist, philanthropist, political activist and former vice presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party, died Friday. He was 79 years old. "With a heavy heart, I announce the death of my brother David," Charles Koch announced in a statement. "Everyone who has worked with David has certainly experienced his gigantic personality and passion for life." At the time …

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Why Christina Koch stays on the ISS for 11 months

Astronaut Christina Koch will set the record for a woman's longest single space flight when she completes her eleven-month mission aboard the International Space Station in February 2020. Your long stay on the ISS has something to do with NASA's preparation for human missions to the Moon and Mars. Koch's mission will provide researchers with the opportunity to observe the …

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NASA says Christina Koch will spend 328 days in space

Enlarge / For Christina Koch, NASA's newest long-term stay, there will be many pizza nights Astronaut. NASA On Wednesday morning, NASA announced that Christina Koch, who already lives aboard the International Space Station, will extend her mission to 328 days. In this way, she will be the second Astronaut of the space organization, who has spent almost a year in …

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The political machine of Koch Brothers prepares for change

Mark Holden gave a short, three-word answer in a brief conversation between meetings with super-rich donors in the Rocky Mountains, describing how the network of interest groups founded by the Koch Brothers is changing. More. Better. Faster, "said former Worcester, Massachusetts, who declared Charles Koch to be Chief Enforcer for Charles Koch, businesslike. Holden, 55, discussed an internal audit of …

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I. R. S. will no longer force Koch and other groups to reveal donors

The Trump government will end a long-standing call for certain non-profit organizations to announce the names of their major donors to the Internal Revenue Service, which will allow some political groups to protect their sources of funding from state control. The change, long sought after by conservatives and Republicans in Congress, will affect unions, social clubs and, above all, many …

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