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Unrest continues in Ferguson, voting from outer space, IUD popularity on the rise, 'JIMI: All Is By My Side' and more

Published October 9, 2014 at 7:59 AM PDT
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Mission Specialist Bruce McCandless II, is seen further away from the confines and safety of his ship than any previous astronaut has ever been. This space first was made possible by the Manned Manuevering Unit or MMU, a nitrogen jet propelled backpack. After a series of test maneuvers inside and above Challenger's payload bay, McCandless went "free-flying" to a distance of 320 feet away from the Orbiter. This stunning orbital panorama view shows McCandless out there amongst the black and blue of Earth and space.

Credit: NASA
Photo by NASA Goddard Photo and Video via Flickr Creative Commons
Mission Specialist Bruce McCandless II, is seen further away from the confines and safety of his ship than any previous astronaut has ever been. Credit: NASA

On Thursday, Take Two discusses new actions planned this weekend by protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, how astronauts in outer space are preparing to cast their vote for midterm elections, the music that is featured in the new Jimi Hendrix film, “JIMI: All is By My Side,” the week in California politics and more.

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Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze look back on the week in California politics. On the slate: proposals to raise the minimum wage, Jerry Brown campaign ads, and inmates with mental illness.
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"Jimi: All Is By My Side", looks at a pivotal year in the life and career of Jimi Hendrix, but the creators used no Hendrix songs... Alex Cohen finds out why.
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