Germany Shake

Germany to Shake Up Special-Forces Unit Harboring Far-Right Militants – The Wall Street Journal

BERLIN—Germany will disband part of its elite special-forces unit and rebuild the rest under new leadership after the commandos were infiltrated by far-right militants, the government said on Wednesday.

The KSK, the elite special operations forces of the military, which has served alongside U.S. and other allied special units in Afghanistan and Iraq, could no longer be reformed under its current structure and leadership, according to a report commissioned by the Defense Ministry.

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Rattle Shake

Shake, Rattle and Roll: Testing NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Published on 18-May-2020

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover lives up to its name by enduring a series of tests to prepare for its journey to the Red Planet. Tests for the mission were performed between September and December of 2019 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.

This video highlights the following tests:

Spin test

Shake test

Mobility deployment test

Rover’s first unassisted stand

Solar test

Thermal vacuum test

Sample caching test

Drive test

The launch period for the Perseverance rover opens July 17, 2020. It will land on Mars February 18, 2021.

For more information on Mars 2020, visit:

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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