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What Would You Pack for the Moon?

NASA Asks: What Would You Pack for the Moon?

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — While advancing its Artemis program – which includes sending the first woman and next man to the lunar surface in 2024 – NASA wants to know what you would pack for a trip to the Moon. The agency kicked off a new social media campaign this week asking participants to share what would be in their lunar suitcases online using #NASAMoonKit.

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To take the challenge to the next level, the agency also has an Expert Mode: follow the strict guidelines astronauts must adhere to when packing their “personal preference kits.” Each astronaut traveling to the International Space Station is only allowed a 5-by-8-by-2-inch (12.7-by-20.3-by-5.1-cm) volume of space to carry personal items. That’s significantly smaller than a standard airplane carry-on bag, which measures 9 inches by 14 inches by 22 inches.

“We’re excited to see what you would pack for the ultimate adventure – a trip to the Moon,” said Bettina Inclán, NASA’s associate administrator for Communications at the agency’s Headquarters in Washington. “At a time when many of us are working, teaching or learning from home, this is a unique way to learn more about the Artemis program and join NASA as we prepare for humanity’s next steps on the lunar surface.”

How to Share Your #NASAMoonKit: 

To share your kit, upload a photo or video to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, and include #NASAMoonKit in the posts.

The digital movement will lead into the agency’s Green Run rocket test planned for November. With the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket’s core stage anchored in a test stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, NASA will fire up the

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City National Bank Continues as Hunger Heroes for Back Pack Programming | Features/Entertainment

HUNTINGTON — City National Bank provided a donation of $8,500 to support programming at Facing Hunger Foodbank during a check presentation on Thursday, Oct. 1.

It is the fourth year the bank has made such a donation. This year’s funding will be directed to county schools in Lawrence County, Ohio, as well as Cabell and Wayne counties in West Virginia.

“City National Bank and their team have become ‘Hunger Heroes’ in their partnership with the food bank since 2016. This year, they wanted to ensure that children in the communities they serve benefit from this gracious gift,” Cynthia Kirkhart, chief executive officer of the food bank, said in a news release. “Through their donations of time, talent and treasure, their support has made a huge impact on the well-being of those we serve.”

Facing Hunger Foodbank has served an additional 11,000 children with emergency back packs throughout the pandemic, and as the regular school year has started, the weekly distributions of back packs for weekend use by students will stretch further with this support. In total, the food bank has expanded the back pack program from 4,000 students last year, to an expected 10,000 children throughout this school year and in support of emergency child nutrition initiatives in partnership with local schools and the West Virginia Department of Education’s Child Nutrition Services.

Facing Hunger is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization affiliated with Feeding America, the largest hunger relief agency in the United States. Facing Hunger’s service area includes 12 West Virginia counties, four counties in northeastern Kentucky, as well as Lawrence County, Ohio. To join them in these efforts, visit www.facinghunger.org.

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Jim Cramer: Fly Ahead of the Pack on Boeing

Thought I would never say this. But I am going to blurt it out: It’s time to buy the stock of Boeing (BA) .

I know, that seems like taking your life in your hands. But I have been waiting for the head of the Federal Aviation Administration to fly on the 737 MAX and Wednesday he did, and the test looks like a good one. That might set in a chain reaction to get this jet sold.

Goldman Sachs recently put out an excellent piece talking about how the MAX recertification “could be a key catalyst.” It thinks that this test and others from Canada and Europe, which I think will fall in line, are going to be milestones that could lead to a year-end recertification.

There is, indeed, broad skepticism about everything I just said. People want to wait and see. I don’t think you can do that for a couple of reasons. Goldman says the free cash should be positive in 2021 and that it could surge to $22 a share in a most normalized 2022. How can you possibly wait until you see the MAX certified without the crowd flocking in ahead of you?

Yes, we need to see a bailout of the U.S. airlines if they are going to start buying planes. Even if things go awry in Washington, I think the airlines get their way, because there are too many constituents in too many areas who need competitive airlines to go places or the voters will go nuts. That’s why the airlines are always getting money, and when they get money, they are eventually going to buy more planes.

But, you might say, who cares? No one’s going to travel anyway.

Here’s where I think the airlines have done a grave disservice to themselves.