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Telluride programs a fraction of the number of movies of that other awards season launchpad, the Toronto International Film Festival, which opens September 8, and the low-key mountain event has no red carpets or photocalls.
Sarah Barrable-Tishauer, better known as Liberty Van Zandt from the original Degrassi: The Next Generation cast, is now a DJ -- proving that Drake isn't the only one capable of using the Canadian television series as a musical launchpad.
The launchpad rotates so its open side is always pointed downwind, shielding the balloon from direct wind as it's prepared for release.
These trips would involve taking a boat to a launchpad in the water and boarding a ship that's carried out of the atmosphere by a BFR, before returning to a landing pad near the destination city.
That includes the North End Collective, a launchpad for small business with four specialty shops sharing 2,000 square feet at Woodward and West Grand Boulevard (near the Baltimore Street Station).
In a strange coincidence, this week is when the three major U.S. space accidents happened: the Apollo 1 launchpad fire and the losses of the space shuttles Challenger and Columbia.
Bahrain is home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet while rival Qatar hosts a key U.S. air base that's a launchpad for its campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
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