Everyone Who Whines About Tax Dollars Going To NASA Should See This

I went to space camp and even I didn't know that space exploration was this great for the world.

Everyone Who Whines About Tax Dollars Going To NASA Should See This

But here are four more ways space tech is making the world better.

1. The DNA Medical Institute invented a device that instantly analyzes an astronaut's blood.

It's expected to be used in rural areas where access to hospitals and labs is difficult. It's basically a tricorder.

2. Nissan is using NASA ergonomics standards its cars.

NASA's research on neutral body posture has been incorporated in the 2013 Altima. So if you drive a Nissan, you're basically an astronaut.

3. A solar-powered refrigerator was created by a former NASA engineer.

It'll be used to keep vaccines and other temperature-sensitive medical supplies safe in rural or remote areas. Bring it, natural disasters (actually, don't please).

4. Southwest Airlines is using a NASA data-mining algorithm to make its flights safer.

The algorithm is perfect for finding irregular flight data. Nothing to see here, though.

So clearly we should listen to Buzz Aldrin's T-shirt.


Davina Agudelo was born in Miami, Florida, but she grew up in Medellín, Colombia.

"I am so grateful for my upbringing in Colombia, surrounded by mountains and mango trees, and for my Colombian family," Agudelo says. "Colombia is the place where I learned what's truly essential in life." It's also where she found her passion for the arts.

While she was growing up, Colombia was going through a violent drug war, and Agudelo turned to literature, theater, singing, and creative writing as a refuge. "Journaling became a sacred practice, where I could leave on the page my dreams & longings as well as my joy and sadness," she says. "During those years, poetry came to me naturally. My grandfather was a poet and though I never met him, maybe there is a little bit of his love for poetry within me."

In 1998, when she left her home and everyone she loved and moved to California, the arts continued to be her solace and comfort. She got her bachelor's degree in theater arts before getting certified in journalism at UCLA. It was there she realized the need to create a media platform that highlighted the positive contributions of LatinX in the US.

"I know the power that storytelling and writing our own stories have and how creative writing can aid us in our own transformation."

In 2012, she started Alegría Magazine and it was a great success. Later, she refurbished a van into a mobile bookstore to celebrate Latin American and LatinX indie authors and poets, while also encouraging children's reading and writing in low-income communities across Southern California.

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Veteran Chicago radio personality "Ramblin' Ray" Stevens was driving in his car two weeks ago when he passed Braxton Mayes, 20, several times.

"I was on my way home from work Friday and saw a young man walking down Kirk Road," Stevens later recalled. "I dropped my friend off at the studio I work out of and headed home. This young man was still walking. So I drove around the block and asked him if he needed a ride."

"In our town, we help people out," Stevens said.

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