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CU Boulder students play role in mission to Mars | 9news.com

CU Boulder students play role in mission to Mars | 9news.com | World news | Scoop.it
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This is a mission to Mars that will launch in 2025. There were 1,000 entries and there are now 200 finalists and one of the finalist is a CU Boulder grad student and she will now go through training which will consist of everything they will need to do to be able to withstand the pressure and the terrain. The people who can do these things without having to have trouble and have trouble with their surroundings will not be going on the mission but the people who pass this which will be around 10-20 people will be launched into space in 2025 and be in space for 20 years to do research and be the first people on mars. The trip to Mars will take 10 months just to fly in a space ship to Mars.

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Obama: Government shutdown "completely unnecessary" - CBS News

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The Week Magazine Obama: Government shutdown "completely unnecessary" CBS News President Obama called the partial government shutdown "completely unnecessary" and once again insisted that Republicans pass a bill to fund the government before...
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Since the government shutdown, President Obama has tried everything he can to fix the issues that need to be fixed. The president has been talking to government officials about the issues and he and government officials have worked really hard to get everyone back into Capitol Hill and get everything set straight and get working on the bills and laws that need to be passed in the time they have lost in this shutdown the last week. President Obama is working on Obama Care still and trying to get those helping him to get the government back up and running. They are trying to get Obama Care into play and then play it by ear. Since almost everyone is out of office at this time the ones working are working by a democracy on how to get things done. No one really knows what is going on until the government is started back up. There are also some big things that could happen to America because the government is up and running. One of the things is that everyone around the world knows this and we have now become a bigger and easier target to hit even though all the military and peronel in all US military are ready for action we still have countires that are threats to us.

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The Cost Of Being An Olympian

The Cost Of Being An Olympian | World news | Scoop.it
SmartMoney:Mama, don’t let your babies grow up to be Olympians. It may not have the ring of the original Willie Nelson/Waylon Jennings song title, but it certainly applies – considering some of the financial back-stories at the London Olympics.
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I think this is a cool article but I'm very surprised by the cost of being an olympian. Msn calculated the cost of being a  table tennis olympian and what it costs mostly for all of the other events. They state "The bill for getting your first-grader to the Olympics will probably be somewhere between $50,000 and $100,000.

Or you can go all out in a sport like dressage or table tennis, and spend $400,000 or so." I was surprised at table tennis but I was more surprised at figure skating. One pair of figure skates can cost $50- $1,000 and they only last a few months. That means that the cost of being a figure skater olympian would cost more than a table tennis olympian and this man in the article wants to be an olympian but he can't afford it because of the cost of being a figure skating olympian.

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Government shutdown hitting veterans, military families hard - CBS News

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Government shutdown hitting veterans, military families hard
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Updated at 2:45 p.m. ET. The government shutdown, now in its ninth day, has impacted government services and the Americans who rely on them to varying degrees.
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Since the government shutdown last week. It has now affected the military veterans and those in service now. Military veterans have been affected the most by the government shutdown due to no one being in office but the president trying to get the government started back up and to get everything figured out and try to fix everything that has happened with money and everything and everybody not paid by the government and for the roads from rain and snow in Colorado. The government shutdown is hard for military veterans and their families because of the things that they get paid for by the government which can't happen until it gets started back up. This shutdown could get better or worse depending on what happenes to the government and the United States and see what the President and the government can do to fix everything that has gone on during this government shutdown.

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