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NASA TV is live streaming the latest of the exploration of the asteroid that is flying by the Earth. It's the first test from NASA planning for if there is a "large body" from space headed toward Earth.
The theory is that the rocket, known as the Double Asteroid Redirection Test or, amusingly, DART. Aptly described, the rocket will be sent like a dart toward the target and, ideally will knock the asteroid out of the existing orbit. NASA will then measure the new orbit to see the extent to which it could work for future efforts to keep an asteroid from hitting the Earth.
In the past, Hollywood has crafted at least two films where a life-ending asteroid is headed directly to the Earth. In both, the solution was to blow up the massive rock. NASA didn't see the point of blowing something up when all they really needed to do is nudge it so that it flies by Earth instead of crashing into it.
According to NASA, the video on the rocket will show the footage right before it crashes into the flying rock. The show has been going on all day, but the video of the event itself begins at 7:14 p.m. EST.. And you can watch the video below:
NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV www.youtube.com
Investigators want evidence Roger Stone created 'line of communication' from White House to extremists: Former prosecutor
On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," former federal prosecutor Elie Honig responded to CNN's newly-obtained clips from the House January 6 Committee of longtime Donald Trump ally Roger Stone's activity in the months before January 6, likely to be aired at the committee's next hearing on Wednesday.
The new clip, obtained by Danish filmmakers in the weeks before the attack, shows Stone predicting Trump would plot to stay in power in the event of an election loss, and even a moment where he said, “F**k the voting, let’s get right to the violence. Shoot to kill, see an antifa, shoot to kill. F**k ’em. Done with this bullsh*t.” He immediately said he was joking.
"How revealing do you think that clip is which we just saw on tape from that Roger Stone documentary?" asked anchor Alex Marquardt. "What does it tell us?"
"This is one of the big remaining unanswered questions from the Jan. 6 Committee," said Honig. "They've answered a heck of a lot of questions, but one of the big ones that we don't know the answer to is was there a direct line of communication from the White House to some of these extremist groups."
Roger Stone, argued Honig, is the key to figuring out whether that sort of link existed.
"A lot of people have focused on Roger Stone because he has known connections to Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, and seen with those members leading up and on January 6," said Honig. "But we don't know if there was a line of communication established through Roger Stone, and that is a big focus on Wednesday."
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Elie Honig on whether Roger Stone established "line" from White House to extremists www.youtube.com
Clips of Roger Stone documentary show him trying to make a quick escape from DC after the insurrection
Far-right operative Roger Stone will be a piece of the Wednesday public hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on Congress and attempt to overthrow the election.
Stone had a video crew following him around for two years, from 2019 to 2021, and they captured Stone as he was participating in the Jan. 6 activities.
One clip MSNBC revealed showed Stone being told he needed to get out of town after the attack.
"All right, well we're going to start pulling our stuff together," Stone says on the phone. "All right, very good. Bye."
He turns to Kristin Davis and says, "Let's pack. We're outa here."
"Was that Lori?" Davis asks as Stone nods. "What time?"
"As soon as possible. They want to get out of town," says Stone.
MSNBC's Katie Phang, standing in for Ari Melber, said that it seems like Stone was running away from something.
"Yeah, well, we know that these filmmakers actually attended the Stop the Steal rally with Stone as he traveled to Washington and was in touch with the rioters that caused the violence at the Capitol and he was in part encouraging the violence and coordinating it," said Washington Post reporter Jackie Alemany. "What we still don't know and I'm curious to see, as I'm sure you both are as well, is whether or not Stone was directly in touch with the former president that day and just how closely he was coordinating with the president or whether or not there was some sort of liaison, a middleman that was relaying those communications."
It was reported earlier Monday that one of the clips of Stone shows him encouraging attackers to "shoot to kill" anyone they think might be anti-fascist protesters. He then claimed "I'm only kidding."
"The irony is that the documentary that rogers Stone did because he thought it would secure his legacy as a shrewd political operator looks look it's going end up potentially securing him a cell in federal prison," said former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal. "And you're exactly right to point to this notion of the law of criminal intent. Were you intending to do something? You've got a kind of classic Trumpian double-speak here from Roger Stone, where he first says, you know, he wants violence, bring it on. Then he says, of course, I'm only kidding. Yes, spatially you could say that means he's kidding. But read in context, and you do now have this film crew that's following him around for weeks and weeks, generating exactly that context. It's the kind of stuff that you can present to a jury and say, this is criminal intent."
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