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33-Year-Old NASA Astronaut Set To Make History As First Black Woman To Work and Live in Space

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NASA astronaut Dr Jessica Watkins, 33, is about to become the first black woman to complete an extended stay on the International Space Station (ISS)

33-year-old Watkins, who was selected as an astronaut in 2017, is the newest member of the SpaceX Crew-4 mission that is expected to launch in April 2022 and spend six months in the giant lab.

She joins NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Robert Hines, as well as Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (ESA).

Watkins told The New York Times she hopes a visit to the space station will be an example for children of color, and “especially young girls of color, to see an example of ways they can participate and succeed.”

“That’s been really important to me, so if I can contribute in some way to that, it’s definitely worth it,” she said in an interview with the news channel.

Watkins is not only an astronaut, but also a geologist and played rugby while studying at Stanford University.

In June 2017, Watkins was selected as a member of NASA Astronaut Group 22 and began her two-year training in August. In December 2020, she was selected to be part of the Artemis team to bring humans back to the moon.

This means Watkins will be the second black person and the first black woman on board.

Watkins was born in Gaithersburg, Maryland, but moved to Lafayette, Colorado at a young age and considers the mountain state her home.

She received a bachelor’s degree in geological and environmental sciences from Stanford University and a doctorate in geology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

While attending Stanford, Watkins played rugby as a freshman and continued to play for the next four years.

Watkins played for the USA Eagles in 3rd place at the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens.

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Tisha Campbell Recalls The Moment She Was Almost “Snatched” While Trying To Get A Taxi 

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It is important that we always watch our surroundings whenever we’re out in public because it only takes a split second until something becomes serious. On Friday, actress Tisha Campbell reminded her followers to do so after she detailed a recent moment where she was almost “snatched” while trying to catch a taxi outside of her hotel.

In a video posted to her Instagram, the actress said, “Don’t freak out, but I think I almost got snatched up. So, they don’t have Ubers where I’m filming and I had to call a taxi so I get this number but the van that pulls up looks real sketchy. But there’s a guy in the back seat right, so when he jumps out the guy is just standing there.”

She continued to explain she thought the guy was getting dropped off, but he was just standing outside of the van. Tisha then says the guy started to demand that she got inside of the van, but she told him “no.”

“I look inside the car, it’s f****d up,” she said. “The rubber is pulled up from the bottom; there’s dirt everywhere. The back seat looked like it was snatched out and snatched out for a f******g reason.”

Tisha proceeded to detail that the driver in front then demanded her to get in the car, and she also told him she was not getting inside.

After heading back inside her hotel, she asked the lady at the front desk about the guy who gave her the number to call for a taxi. And the lady questioned, “Why would he give you this number?”

Tisha ended her video by saying, “Yo this trafficking sh*t is real. But they got me f****d up. They got me f*****d up. Cause I ain’t Gina b***h.”

 

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Joe Exotic Re-Sentenced To 21 Years In Prison For Murder-For-Hire Charge Involving Carole Baskin

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It looks like Joe Exotic still has some time before he’ll be able to be released from prison. On Friday, a federal judge resentenced Joe after a federal appeals court ruled that his sentence should be shortened.

According to AP News, Joe was resentenced to 21 years in prison, which is only reducing his previous sentence by a year. He is currently serving time on a murder-for-hire charge, which involved his “Tiger King,” rival Carole Baskin. Joe, who is set to begin treatment after being diagnosed with cancer, said to the judge on Friday, “Please don’t make me die in prison waiting for a chance to be free.”

Carole and her current husband were also present in court as she expressed her fear of being threatened by Joe. She said, “He continues to harbor intense feelings of ill will toward me.”

In January 2020, Joe was sentenced to 22 years behind bars after he was convicted of reportedly trying to hire someone to kill Carole Baskin. Last year, a federal appeals court ruled that his sentence should be shortened.

Prosecutors claim that Joe, whose real name is, Joseph Maldonado-Passage, tried to hire an undercover FBI agent to kill Carole and offered him $10,000. In a recorded meeting from December 2017, he was reportedly heard saying, “Just like follow her into a mall parking lot and just cap her and drive off.”

However, Joe’s legal team says that he was not being serious.

As we previously reported, last year Joe was reportedly looking for President Biden to grant him a pardon after Donald Trump didn’t do so before his exit from office.

 

 

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Funny reactions as car is seen carrying another car in Oyo [Video]

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A video of an unusual sight in Oyo state, Nigeria has elicited laughter from social media users.

A Peugeot car was filmed carrying another Peugeot on its roof while transporting it to an unknown destination.

The scene was captured in Saki, Oyo state and it showed a man sitting atop the car that was being conveyed.

The motorist who filmed them could be heard expressing shock at the wonders in Nigeria.

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