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The Informer ( 2019 film)

The informer is an upcoming British action crime film directed by Andrea Di Stefano and written by Matt Cook based on Roslund/Hellstorm’s novel  Three Seconds.  The film stars Joel Kinnaman in the lead role while other cast includes  Rosamund Pike, Common and Clive Owen.  Pete Koslow  is a reformed criminal and a special opertions soldier secretly working for crooked FBI handlers to infiltrate the Polish gang’s drug trade in New York.  In order to experience freedom Koslow has to return to Bale Hill Prison a place he had earlier fought  hard to leave. Koslow’s mission now becomes a race against time as a drug dealer threatens to identify him as a spy.  This interesting film is all set to hit the theatres on 16th August 2019.

News from Space

NASA is Constructing Robots That will have the Ability to Climb Rocks and Cliffs

 

 

NASA has initiated the development of all kinds of robots and robotic systems besides launching orbiters and satellites to explore planets and distant bodies of the Solar System.  With floating robots like CIMON and humanoid robot assistants –a la Robonaut and Robonaut 2 at hand NASA is planning to build robots with more capabilities.  The present generation of rovers can only drive across the plains and craters of Mars.  Therefore engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are busy developing the Limed Excursion Mechanical Utility Robot LEMUR capable of exploring cliffs, polar ice caps and other places.

Peculiar News

Divers Discover a Human- Sized Jelly Fish off the Coast of Cornwell England

 

This July two divers Lizzie Dally and Dan Abbott whilst exploring the southwestern tip of England came across a human size jelly fish.  Dally is a biologist and an ambassador for the United Kingdom’s Marine Conversation Society. Dally and underwater cinematographer Abbott had plunged into the deep to raise money for the UK Marine Conversation Society as part of their Wild Week Campaign. According to Dally a barrel jelly fish had suddenly emerged from the murky water so they spent the next hour swimming across the rare specimen.  Barrel jelly fish is the largest of their kind in the UK waters however when compared to lion’s mane jelly fish it is the size of a mere shrimp.   The divers stated that they both felt safe swimming around the barrel jelly fish as it has a very mild sting which does not harm humans.

Apollo Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary:  Remembering President Nixon’s Secret Plan in Event of Moon Disaster

This summer as the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s journey to the moon let us also remember the dangers associated with this mission. Piloting the lunar module back into orbit and to make contact with the command module was one of the biggest challenges faced by Apollo 11 mission.  Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first men to walk on the moon likewise Nixon was the first man to call to the moon using a landline phone. Returning the module to orbit was the most dangerous objective of the mission therefore President Nixon had a secret plan ready in event of moon disaster.  Nixon’s speech writer William Safire was asked by the president to pen a contingency plan in case of moon disaster. According to Safire in case the module failed to return to orbit the men would have been left on the moon forever.  According to the plan the President was ready to call the soon to be widowed wives of the astronauts before delivering a public address to the nation.

In event of moon disaster this is what President Nixon would have said:

Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace.

However, the men returned to the earth successfully so there was no need for the contingency plan.

Discover Nature

The Okavango delta lions are a special breed which can swim in pursuit of their prey and are found in most parts of Okavango including swampy areas.



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