Don't miss: The live launch of NASA's latest environmental satellite

Don't miss: The live launch of NASA's latest environmental satellite

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23 February 2022

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Carbon Queen is Maia Weinstock’s account of the remarkable life of nanoscience pioneer Mildred Dresselhaus, who, from the 1950s, defied society’s expectations of women to become an influential scientist and engineer.

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Two Heads delves into how our brains work with other brains. Join renowned husband-and-wife researchers Uta and Chris Frith as they explore the real-life implications of social neuroscience. At 7pm GMT on 1 March at the Royal Institution, London.

The shipping container holding the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite T (GOES-T) is unloaded from a United States Air Force C-5 cargo plane following its arrival at the Launch and Landing Facility runway at NASA?s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 10, 2021. Teams then transported the satellite to an Astrotech Space Operations facility in nearby Titusville for prelaunch processing. A collaboration between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, GOES-T is scheduled to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on March 1, 2022. The launch is being managed by NASA?s Launch Services Program based at Kennedy, America?s multi-user spaceport.

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GOES-T launch provides the chance to (virtually) be in the room as NASA and NOAA’s latest, and most advanced, weather and environmental satellite blasts off into space at 9.38pm GMT on 1 March. Register online.

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