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US makes history with first all-female spacewalk US makes history with first all-female spacewalk
- October 19, 2019

NASA broadcast the spacewalk live on its own television service NASA TV. This time around, astronaut Christina Koch will be joined by Jessica Meir , and the pair will venture outside of the space station to perform some maintenance. (more...)
Potential tropical storm forms in Gulf of Mexico Potential tropical storm forms in Gulf of Mexico
- October 19, 2019

Forecasters say rain is in store for all of North Carolina as a tropical storm is forecast to move over the state this weekend. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. (more...)
Rams trading multiple first-round picks for Jalen Ramsey Rams trading multiple first-round picks for Jalen Ramsey
- October 17, 2019

Earlier this afternoon the Rams sent corner Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens for linebacker Kenny Smith and a draft pick. Just a few hours later, Los Angeles acquired one of the game's best defenders in that of cornerback Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars in a blockbuster trade . (more...)
Elizabeth Warren talks about losing teaching job over pregnancy Elizabeth Warren talks about losing teaching job over pregnancy
- October 10, 2019

She didn't say that in the past. The question for the country is, if Warren can't be trusted to be honest about her past or even who she is, how can she be trusted to govern the nation? U.S. She previously wrote in her book, "A Fighting Chance", which was released in 2013, that "By the end of the school year, I was pretty obviously pregnant". (more...)
Men With Breast Cancer More Likely to Die Than Women Men With Breast Cancer More Likely to Die Than Women
- October 06, 2019

He's now urging men to be more aware of breast cancer and get tested. "If you find breast cancer, stage one or stage two, you have a really good shot at a normal life". Terrance Blake. Since men are born with a small amount of breast tissue, the risk of them developing breast cancer can not be ruled out completely. This leaves a gap in funding and interest for research - something that will hopefully change as October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings more attention to male victims. (more...)
Nick Saban's reaction to the Fair Pay to Play Act: None Nick Saban's reaction to the Fair Pay to Play Act: None
- October 04, 2019

Engelbert sympathizes with both sides of this issue, however, she believes "the jury is still out on whether this is the right move". The long-held belief of the National Collegiate Athletic Association has been that student athletes should pursue a degree and not money for playing a sport with their university. (more...)
Returning to the Moon: NASA in megadeal with Lockheed for moon mission Returning to the Moon: NASA in megadeal with Lockheed for moon mission
- September 26, 2019

The contract is a "cost-plus" agreement, meaning that NASA will pay for the production of the capsules as well as incentive fees. "No other spacecraft in the world can keep humans alive hundreds of thousands of miles from Earth for weeks at a time with the safety features, crew accommodations, technical innovations, and reliability that Orion provides", program manager Mark Kirasich said . (more...)
Greta Thunberg: Teen climate change activist wins Greta Thunberg: Teen climate change activist wins "alternative Nobel Prize" award
- September 26, 2019

It had previously read "16-year-old climate activist with Asperger's". Trump has made the case that he deserves to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and commented again on Monday when asked about the topic. "I want the politicians to prioritize the climate question, focus on the climate and treat it like a crisis". Greta, who was called "a powerful voice of a young generation that will have to bear the consequences of today's political failure to stop climate change", is now in NY ... (more...)
'How dare you?' Greta Thunberg asks world leaders at United Nations summit 'How dare you?' Greta Thunberg asks world leaders at United Nations summit
- September 24, 2019

I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean, yet you come to us young people for hope. A statement by Mr. Femi Adesina, the President's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in Abuja, said the plans were revealed in his address to the United Nations Climate Action Summit with the theme, "A Race We Can Win". (more...)
Judge blocks Calif. tax return law Judge blocks Calif. tax return law
- September 21, 2019

The ruling is expected to be challenged by Californian officials. Trump's lawyers also said the law, known as SB 27, would have forced the president to give up his privacy. "The subpoena is a bad faith effort to harass the president by obtaining and exposing his confidential financial information, not a legitimate attempt to enforce NY law", Trump's legal team added in the complaint. (more...)
We're Getting a Harvest Moon on Friday the 13th We're Getting a Harvest Moon on Friday the 13th
- September 14, 2019

Normally, a full moon occurs at a specific moment. "There's a really well known illusion, which [occurs] when the moon is low on the horizon - particularly when it's a full moon it shows up really well", he says. A Harvest Moon is the Full Moon that falls closest to - either before or after - the Autumnal Equinox . A full micro moon doesn't next occur until October 1, 2020. (more...)
First time: Astronomers detect water and temperatures on potentially habitable planet First time: Astronomers detect water and temperatures on potentially habitable planet
- September 14, 2019

The researchers noted that given the high level of activity of its red dwarf star, K2-18b may be more hostile than Earth and is likely to be exposed to more radiation. K2-18b takes about 33 days to complete one orbit, at a distance of 0.1429 AU from its home star. However, the opening allows you to get closer to the answer to the question of how unique is our planet and if she had analogues in the Universe. (more...)
NASA joins hands with ISRO in reaching out to Vikram lander NASA joins hands with ISRO in reaching out to Vikram lander
- September 14, 2019

It is also reported that the American space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is sending radio signals to Vikram. "This is a very groundbreaking development", she said, adding that the mission will pave way for better understanding and a new approach towards the Moon and missions for the scientists to come. (more...)
LOOK TO THE SKY: Rare full moon on Friday the 13th LOOK TO THE SKY: Rare full moon on Friday the 13th
- September 14, 2019

This iteration will appear 14 percent smaller than February's spectacularly large supermoon, according to Farmers' Almanac , because it will have almost reached apogee, meaning the moon's farthest point of orbit - 252,100 miles - from Earth. (more...)
India's moon mission locates landing craft, no communication yet India's moon mission locates landing craft, no communication yet
- September 10, 2019

Earlier on Sunday, ISRO chief K Sivan had announced that the lunar lander of Chandrayaan 2 had been located on the moon's surface and that the ground station was working to establish contact. Vikram, which encases rover "Pragyan", went incommunicado when it was just 2.1km away from the lunar surface. Chandrayaan-2 was meant to be a multi-part mission, and a follow-up to India's first lunar mission, Chandrayaan-1. (more...)
Noida boy invited to witness Chandrayaan2's moon landing with PM Modi Noida boy invited to witness Chandrayaan2's moon landing with PM Modi
- September 06, 2019

Scientists will initiate complex manoeuvres lasting 15 minutes that, if successful, will make India the first to land on the far side of Moon . Vikram' , the lander, moved to the threshold location from where it descends towards lunar surface between 1 am and 2 am on Sept 7. (more...)
Hurricane Dorian Now Category 4 Storm, Approaches Bahamas, Florida Hurricane Dorian Now Category 4 Storm, Approaches Bahamas, Florida
- September 01, 2019

Forecasters on Saturday said the ever-strengthening Dorian is expected to dance up the Southeast coastline, staying just off shore of Florida and skirting the coast of Georgia, with the possibility of landfall still a threat on Wednesday, and then continuing up to SC early Thursday. (more...)
DiCaprio's foundation pledges $5M for Amazon fires DiCaprio's foundation pledges $5M for Amazon fires
- August 29, 2019

Many organizations have stepped up to help provide aid to the affection region and its indigenous population, including Earth Alliance , which launched the Amazon Forest Fund on Sunday. The funds will be distributed between five local groups "combating the fires, protecting indigenous lands, and providing relief to the communities impacted". (more...)
Vancouverites raise concerns over Amazon fires Vancouverites raise concerns over Amazon fires
- August 27, 2019

Some 1,663 new fires were ignited between Thursday and Friday, according to Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE). "No (Brazilian) democratic government has suffered such global criticism as Bolsonaro is going through", said Mauricio Santoro, an worldwide relations professor at Rio de Janeiro State University. (more...)
Met Service keeping track of new tropical depression Met Service keeping track of new tropical depression
- August 25, 2019

The system, designated Tropical Depression Five, is moving steadily west at 10 to 15 miles per hour. A tropical wave near the east coast of Florida also has a high chance for development by the end of the weekend or early in the upcoming week. (more...)
NASA investigates first allegation of criminal activity in SPACE NASA investigates first allegation of criminal activity in SPACE
- August 25, 2019

The New York Times reported that Nasa is examining what could be the first allegation of a crime committed in space. The freakish accusation was made against decorated NASA astronaut Anne McClain , who is embroiled in a bitter divorce battle with her former partner Summer Worden. (more...)
Russia launches humanoid into outer space Russia launches humanoid into outer space
- August 24, 2019

The launch also served as a test for the Soyuz 2.1a rocket, an updated version of Soyuz missile set to transport humans into orbit from next year. Fedor has Instagram and Twitter accounts that describe it as studying new skills such as opening a bottle of water. (more...)
V.P. Pence Speaks At The National Space Council
- August 22, 2019

Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. "I'm pleased to announce that we will recognize its new leader, Four Star Air Force General John Raymond will be the first leader of the United States Space Command", said Vice President Pence. "The U.S. Space Command will be charged with defending our critical space assets from the increasing threats posed by potential adversaries", Donovan said. (more...)
NBA World Reacts to News of DeMarcus Cousins Tearing ACL NBA World Reacts to News of DeMarcus Cousins Tearing ACL
- August 17, 2019

Doctors confirmed the diagnosis, putting the four-time All-Star back in the rehab process for the third time in the a year ago and a half. The Lakers big man suffered the injury while working out in Las Vegas on Monday. And if he can return to form, or at least to around 85-90 percent, Cousins will provide the Lakers the presence it needs to reemerge as one of the league's top teams. (more...)
Indian Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft enters Lunar Transfer Trajectory Indian Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft enters Lunar Transfer Trajectory
- August 16, 2019

By this manoeuvre , the Chandrayaan-2 will leave the earth and move towards the moon. During this manoeuvre, the spacecraft's liquid engine was sacked for about 1203 seconds. Then the Lander will separate from the Orbiter and soft land at the predetermined site close to the lunar South Pole. ISRO will undertake four-orbit manoeuvres to progressively give the orbit a circular form with the final one intended on September 1 expected to put it on an orbit with 114km perigee and 128km apogee. (more...)
Brexit activist Arron Banks slammed over 'despicable' tweet about Greta Thunberg Brexit activist Arron Banks slammed over 'despicable' tweet about Greta Thunberg
- August 16, 2019

Greta Thunberg at the school strike for climate. It is not clear how she will be traveling. The Swedish activist gained worldwide fame when last August, then 15 years old, she began holding solo strikes outside of the national parliament every school day to press the lawmakers for action on climate change. (more...)
UN Issues Report and Warning on Global Land Use UN Issues Report and Warning on Global Land Use
- August 12, 2019

The report will demonstrate how human activity has resulted in significant land degradation, deforestation , the endangering of animals by the destruction of natural habitats, as well as food and water insecurity. Climate change will worsen the impact of soil loss, the report said. Farmers in these places will have to adapt to more intense weather patterns, droughts and floods, as well as their land decreasing in yield. (more...)
Can water survive in the moon's deep, dark craters? Maybe not Can water survive in the moon's deep, dark craters? Maybe not
- July 27, 2019

The landing on the moon's south polar region is expected on September 6 this year.The spacecraft will be the first Indian expedition to attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface. The global star got to know about the female scientists behind Chandrayaan 2 and applauded their work. The Hyderabad unit has also designed, developed, manufactured and assembled the 3-Axis CNC vertical-facing mill for supply to ISRO's Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota (SDSC SHARJ), for machining of the ... (more...)
EPA declines to ban controversial insecticide chlorpyrifos, again EPA declines to ban controversial insecticide chlorpyrifos, again
- July 23, 2019

The Obama administration announced it would ban chlorpyrifos in 2015, but the ban never took place. Those groups cast the decision as another example of the Trump administration siding with industry. The EPA defense Thursday showed that 'as long as the Trump administration is in charge, this EPA will favor the interests of the chemical lobby over children's safety, ' said Ken Cook, head of the Environmental Working Group environmental advocacy organization. (more...)
World celebrates 50 years of Apollo 11 touchdown at Moon World celebrates 50 years of Apollo 11 touchdown at Moon
- July 22, 2019

Of the 12 people who walked on the moon during 9 Apollo Missions from 1968 to 1972, one, David Scott , was perhaps most comfortable in a weightless environment. Pence, chairing the White House's National Space Council, announced in March an accelerated schedule for NASA to return astronauts to the moon by 2024, halving the United States space agency's previous timeline to get there by 2028 and requesting from Congress a $1.6 billion boost to NASA's fiscal 2020 budget request. (more...)
The Best Books About the Apollo Program and Landing on the Moon The Best Books About the Apollo Program and Landing on the Moon
- July 18, 2019

The PITMS instrument will provide an early opportunity to study the dynamic behaviour of water on the Moon today, as well as proving some of the detection technology that will be used by the OU on subsequent missions. Good old Command Module Columbia had every facility that I needed, and it was plenty big and I really enjoyed my time by myself instead of being terribly lonely". (more...)
Apollo 11: Michael Collins returns to launch site on 50th anniversary Apollo 11: Michael Collins returns to launch site on 50th anniversary
- July 17, 2019

This week marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first took steps on the moon . Lego Master Builders will be at museum site to help attendees with another project: a 20-foot model of the SLS rocket. Orion and the SLS rocket are years behind schedule and billions over budget. Today's Minot Daily News reports a former Minot Air Force Base B-52 bomber aircrew member had a role in Apollo rescues. (more...)
Chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout holiday weekend Chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout holiday weekend
- July 05, 2019

The weather service says the chance of showers and thunderstorms will rise to 70 percent for Friday and Saturday , when the highs are forecast to be 89 and 90, respectively. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. A 30-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. (more...)
Germany’s temperature record smashed as Europe’s heat wave intensifies Germany’s temperature record smashed as Europe’s heat wave intensifies
- June 28, 2019

National weather agency Meteo France says the hot weather could produce temperatures of up to 40°C across the country just as the summer tourist season shifts into high gear. Neighbors should check on older people during the heat wave, urged Silbernetz, a German old age charity. In parts of northeastern Spain, it may reach 45C on Friday. (more...)
SpaceX Falcon Heavy Successfully Launches with 24 Satellites SpaceX Falcon Heavy Successfully Launches with 24 Satellites
- June 28, 2019

Falcon Heavy's side boosters for the STP-2 mission previously supported the Arabsat-6A mission in April 2019. It's a big deal for SpaceX , but the work is only half over. It was the third successful flight of a Falcon Heavy rocket. The satellites will be utilized for tests including a few US government offices, just as some college ventures. (more...)
Watch SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy center booster narrowly miss its mark Watch SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy center booster narrowly miss its mark
- June 26, 2019

SpaceX's third-ever Falcon Heavy rocket launched early Tuesday from Florida , carrying 24 satellites in a complex government mission from Kennedy Space Center. The boosters fired, returned, and successfully touched down back on Earth about nine minutes after launch in a spectacular synchronized landing in the dark. (more...)
A Raspberry Pi Causes an Embarrassing Blush at JPL A Raspberry Pi Causes an Embarrassing Blush at JPL
- June 25, 2019

Though the Pi had been connected to the community by the worker, lax controls over logging meant Nasa directors didn't realize it was present, said the report . Following news of the data breach past year, the Johnson Space Center in Houston immediately disconnected from JPL and Deep Space Network's systems in order to protect NASA's other programs, such as those used by the International Space Station. (more...)
SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch to Mark Several Firsts SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch to Mark Several Firsts
- June 25, 2019

Forecasters predicted an 80 percent chance of acceptable weather. During the April launch, SpaceX recovered all three rockets. Noon - NASA prelaunch technology TV show from Kennedy. That will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, with five solid boosters. For this SpaceX's STP-2 mission, Celestis purchased room aboard the Orbital Test Bed satellite. (more...)
Fossil proves hyenas once roamed Canada's Arctic Plains Fossil proves hyenas once roamed Canada's Arctic Plains
- June 21, 2019

A group of researchers have recognized the enamel, which had been discovered within the Yukon within the Nineteen Seventies, as belonging to hyenas a million years in the past. Grant Zazula, a paleontologist with the Canadian Museum of Nature. (One of the oldest human traces in the Americas is a 15,600-year-old footprint in Chile .) It's unclear why these hyenas disappeared, but it's possible that other voracious ice age carnivores, such as the bone-cracking dog (Borophagus), giant short-faced ... (more...)
NASA will allow TOURISTS aboard the International Space Station starting in 2020 NASA will allow TOURISTS aboard the International Space Station starting in 2020
- June 08, 2019

Two of these short-stay missions will be allowed every year, and the first tourist may go up as early as 2020 using a United States spacecraft by SpaceX or Boeing developed under NASA's Commercial Crew Program. The International Space Station photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking, November 4, 2018. Nasa chief financial officer Jeff DeWit, speaking in NY during the announcement, said: 'Nasa is opening the International Space Station to ... (more...)

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