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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" Speech | Black History Month

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Today is February 1, 2019 which marks the first day of Black History in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It began as a way for remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February, as well as in the United Kingdom. Black History Month is celebrated in the Netherlands and Republic of Ireland in October.

(Martin L. King, Jr, "I Have a Dream" speech)

Negro History Week (1926)

The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be "Negro History Week". This week was chosen because it coincided with the birthday of Abraham Lincoln on February 12th and of Frederick Douglas on February 14, both of which dates black communities had celebrated together since the late 19th century.

(Carter G. Woodso…

2018 TOP BOX OFFICE: Black Panther Tops the 2018 List

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The 2018 Top Box Office was lead by "Black Panther" which collected $700 Million in domestically.  "Avengers: Infinity War" came in at #2 with $678.8 Million for the year.

The Top 10 Yearly Box Office for 2018 is as follows:

1. Black Panther  $700M
2. Avengers: Infinity War  $678.8M
3. Incredibles 2  $608.6M
4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom  $417.7M 
5. Deadpool 2  $318.5M
6. Aquaman  $306.8M
7. Dr. Seuss' The Grinch  $270.3M
8. Mission: Impossible - Fallout  $220.2M
9. Ant-Man and the Wasp  $216.6M
10. Solo: A Star Wars Story  $213.8M 

To watch the official trailer for Black Panther, click here:



For more details, go to IMDb or Weekend Box Office Mojo


NASA Begins America’s New Moon to Mars Exploration Approach in 2018 - The Year at NASA

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"With NASA's Moon to Mars effort underway, a new administrator takes over to lead the charge, and - oh yeah - NASA stuck another nearly flawless landing on Mars!

"All that and more as we look back at what happened This Year at NASA!"  (NASA)

To watch the video highlights of NASA's 2018 accomplishments, click here:




WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Predator Tops the Box Office in its Debut Weekend

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The September 14 - 16, 2018 Weekend Box Office was lead by "The Predator" which collected $24.6 Million in its debut weekend.  "The Nun" came in at #2 with $18.2 Million in its second weekend.

The Top 10 Weekend Box Office for September 14 - 16, 2018 is as follows:

1. The Predator  $24.6M
2. The Nun  $18.2M ($85.1M overall)
3. A Simple Favor  $16M
4. White Boy Rick  $8.9M
5. Crazy Rich Asians  $8.7M ($149.5M overall)
6. Peppermint  $6M ($24.2M overall)
7. The Meg  $3.9M ($137.1M overall)
8. Searching  $3.2M ($19.6M overall)
9. Mission: Impossible - Fallout  $2.3M ($216.1M overall)
10. Unbroken: Path to Redemption  $2.2M

To watch the official trailer for The Predator, click here:


For more details, go to IMDb or Weekend Box Office Mojo

Watching Hurricane Florence from Space on This Week @NASA – September 15, 2018

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The latest addition of This Week at NASA was released on September 15, 2018 and includes the following topics:

1. Major Hurricane Florence Seen from Space
2. Global Ice-Measuring Satellite
3. Final Orion Parachute Test in Arizona Desert
4. Jody Singer Named as Marshall Space Flight Center Director
5. Suborbital Launch of New Heat Shield Tech

"Major hurricane Florence, seen from space, our mission to size up land and sea ice on Earth, and 'catching big air'....another successful test for our Orion spacecraft.....a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA!" (NASA)

To watch the latest episode of This Week at NASA, click here:


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Nun Tops the Box Office in its Debut Weekend

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The September 7 - 9, 2018 Weekend Box Office was lead by "The Nun" which collected $53.8 Million in its debut weekend.  "Peppermint" came in at #2 with $13.4 Million in its debut weekend.

The Top 10 Weekend Box Office for September 7 - 9, 2018 is as follows:

1. The Nun  $53.8M
2. Peppermint  $13.4M
3. Crazy Rich Asians  $13.1M ($135.8M overall)
4. The Meg  $6.1M ($131.6M overall)
5. Searching  $4.6M ($14.4M overall)
6. Mission: Impossible - Fallout  $3.9M ($212.2M overall)
7. Christopher Robin  $3.4M ($91.9M overall)
8. Operation Finale  $2.9M ($43.5M overall)
9. BlackKkKlansman  $2.6M ($43.5M overall)
10. Alpha  $2.5M ($32.5M overall)

To watch the official trailer for The Nun, click here:



For more details, go to IMDb or Weekend Box Office Mojo.

Clearing Skies for our Rovers on Mars on This Week @NASA – September 7, 2018

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The latest addition of This Week at NASA was released on September 7, 2018 and includes the following topics:

1. Martian Skies Clearing over Opportunity Rover
2. New Curiosity Panoramic Image on Mars
3. Mobile Launcher Moves Toward Exploration Mission-1
4. RS-25 Engine Test at Stennis Space Center
5. Dawn Nearing End of its Stellar Mission
6. 'Watch This Space' Highlights Commercial Crew

"An update on our Mars rovers, continued progress for our Moon to Mars effort, and a look back at Dawn - in its twilight.......a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA!" (NASA)

To watch the latest episode of This Week at NASA, click here:


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Crazy Rich Asians Tops the Box Office in its Third Weekend

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The August 31, 2018 - September 3, 2018 Weekend Box Office was lead by "Crazy Rich Asians" which collected $28.3 Million in its third weekend.  "The Meg" came in at #2 with $13.4 Million in its fourth weekend.

The Top 10 Weekend Box Office for August 31, 2018 - September 3, 2018 is as follows:

1. Crazy Rich Asians $28.3M ($117M overall)
2. The Meg $13.4M ($123.4M overall)
3. Mission: Impossible - Fallout $9.1M ($206.4M overall)
4. Operation Finale $7.8M ($9.5M overall)
5. Searching $7.7M ($8.1M overall)
6. Christopher Robin $6.7M ($87.1M overall)
7. Alpha $6M ($28.9M overall)
8. The Happytime Murders $5.5M ($18.1M overall)
9. BlacKkKlansman $5.3M ($39.5M overall)
10. Mile 22 $4.6M ($32.7M overall)

To watch the official trailer for Crazy Rich Asians, click here:



For more details, go to IMDb or Weekend Box Office Mojo.

New Horizons Detects Next Flyby Target on This Week @NASA – August 31, 2018

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The latest addition of This Week at NASA was released on August 31, 2018 and includes the following topics:

1. New Horizons Makes First Detection of Kuiper Belt Flyby Target
2. Administrator Visits California Centers
3. NASA Investment in Cholera Forecasts Helps Save Lives in Yemen
4. NASA to Launch Advanced Laser to Measure Earth's Changing Ice

"New Horizons spots next flyby target, Administrator Bridenstine visits our west coast facilities, and data from space to fight a life-threatening disease......a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA!" (NASA)

To watch the latest episode of This Week @ NASA, click here:


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Crazy Rich Asians Tops the Box Office in its Second Weekend

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The August 24 - 26, 2018 Weekend Box Office was lead by "Crazy Rich Asians" which collected $24.8 Million in its second weekend.  "The Meg" came in at #2 with $12.8 Million in its third weekend.

The Top 10 Weekend Box Office for August 24 - 26, 2018 is as follows:

1. Crazy Rich Asians  $24.8M ($76.6M overall)
2. The Meg  $12.8M ($105.1M overall)
3. The Happytime Murders  $9.5M
4. Mission: Impossible - Fallout  $8.1M ($194M overall)
5. Mile 22  $6.4M ($25.5M overall)
6. Christopher Robin  $6.3M ($77.6M overall)
7. Alpha  $6M ($20.6M overall)
8. BlacKKKlansman  $5.1M ($31.8M overall)
9. Slender Man  $2.8M ($25.4M overall)
10. A-X-L  $2.8M

To watch the official trailer for Crazy Rich Asians, click here:



For more details, go to IMDb or Weekend Box Office Mojo.