President Barack Obama has issued a new National Space Policy for the United States. Obama wants “… space as a stable and productive environment for the peaceful use of all nations.”
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According to an announcement made by Lori Garver, NASA’s deputy administrator, on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, President Barack Obama has decided to use the Orion space capsule, one part of the now defunct Constellation Program, as an on-board emergency escape system for the International Space Station.
Canonical likes to brag about Ubuntu‘s presence in places like enterprise desktops and, coming soon, smartphones. This week, however, the company made an even bigger boast by discussing how Ubuntu helped elect a president.
Earlier today the German publication Der Spiegel reported that that country's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, likely had her cell phone tapped by the United States intelligence apparatus. Germany is a key ally of the United States, both economically and politically.
According to Spiegel, the Chancellor called United States President Barack Obama in protest over the revelation.
The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, spoke at the Democratic National Convention tonight and broke some Twitter records (for politics) while he was at it, according to the company.
Extra points to Twitter, the site didn’t go down or falter once during the entire speech.
A new record political moment on Twitter: @barackobama drives 52,757 Tweets per minute.
It was recently revealed that the National Security Agency secretly monitored European leaders and 60 million Spanish phone calls from a spying hub in the United States German Embassy, all while President Obama was reportedly oblivious to the program.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was so discomfited that even after President Obama personally apologized, she called for a European-wide reconsidera