• SpaceX shipment reaches space station after weekend launch
SpaceX shipment reaches space station after weekend launch

The astronaut had, however, assisted his colleague Anne McClain two weeks ago to catch another cargo ship. "To all the teams around the world, we welcome to the ISS the Dragon spacecraft", Saint-Jacques replied. The capsule's SuperDraco launch-abort thrusters were just a half-second from firing when the blast occurred. The spacecraft has a small ...

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  • Power issue delays SpaceX space station supply launch from Cape Canaveral
Power issue delays SpaceX space station supply launch from Cape Canaveral

Officials had said the first flight with astronauts may be as early as this summer, but the program is under review. Power on the station is generation by its solar arrays and is then fed through the power channels. CanadArm 2 has two power systems - and while only one is used, the other is a backup. Northrop Grumman launched supplies two weeks a...

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  • Pollution Report Flunks Nine Utah Counties
Pollution Report Flunks Nine Utah Counties

During those years, the report reads, " more cities had high days of ozone and short-term particle pollution compared to 2014-2016 and many cities measured increased levels of year-round particle pollution". Now more than ever the USA must protect the Clean Air Act, according to the report. Numerous cities with the most people at risk were loca...

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  • 'It Feels Awesome': NASA's Christina Koch to Set New ISS Record
'It Feels Awesome': NASA's Christina Koch to Set New ISS Record

The Cygnus spacecraft was sent aloft via an Antares 230 rocket. The spacecraft will remain attached to the space station for approximately two months before departing with up to 7,700 pounds (about 3,500 kg) of cargo for disposal, according to Northrop Grumman.

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  • Pink Moon To Be Visible Over UK Tomorrow Night
Pink Moon To Be Visible Over UK Tomorrow Night

The name was given by the Native Americans, who used to name the full moons so they could keep track of their harvesting schedule. The name comes from the Herb moss pink phlox, or "wild ground" phlox , which blooms in early spring in the United States and Canada .

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  • 'Extinction Rebellion': Climate change protesters block London transportation
'Extinction Rebellion': Climate change protesters block London transportation

Environmental activists have climbed on top of a train at Canary Wharf station on the DLR in London , in a further act of civil disobedience. The Metropolitan police said that they had detained 290 people in connection with the "Extinction Rebellion" protests and that they "expect demonstrations to continue throughout the coming weeks".

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  • NASA’s Cassini data shows Titan’s lakes are stranger than we thought
NASA’s Cassini data shows Titan’s lakes are stranger than we thought

The only planetary body known to have stable liquid on its surface (aside from Earth), Titan's northern hemisphere boasts "surprisingly deep" liquid lakes-stretching more than 300 feet below the surface. The shape and location of the lakes hints strongly that the lakes are similar to karstic lakes on Earth, where liquid eats away at and eventually ...

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  • TORNADO WATCH in the Lehigh Valley: What to do if one strikes
TORNADO WATCH in the Lehigh Valley: What to do if one strikes

In Texas, two children died after a tree fell on their family auto. "It looks like a storm came up through Louisiana and into MS and exploded in Monroe County", Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told CNN . Public Information Officer Glenn Springfield also confirmed to PEOPLE that over the weekend, a 13-year-old boy died in West Monroe, Louisi...

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  • At least four killed in powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes in South
At least four killed in powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes in South

The children, ages 3 and 8, were killed when a tree fell on a auto. The Storm Prediction Center said the primary threats in the watch area are for damaging wind gusts of up to 65 miles per hour and isolated areas with large hail , up to one inch in diameter.

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  • Israeli spacecraft fails to become first commercial moon lander
Israeli spacecraft fails to become first commercial moon lander

Now, a press release from SpaceIL confirmed those reports, stating that a technical glitch in one of Beresheet's components caused the spacecraft's main engine to malfunction. "I feel excited and honored to be a part of this endeavor", he said. An IAI spokesman said: "The Beresheet effect will lead the children of Israel to dream about Beresheet ...

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  • Israel’s SpaceIL circles moon with Beresheet (Genesis)
Israel’s SpaceIL circles moon with Beresheet (Genesis)

Recently, on Easter Time around 10:18 a.m. for 6 minutes, its engines were fired by the spacecraft, slowing down enough to be captured by the gravity of the moon. If they land on the moon, they'll be the fourth country to make the landing (USA, USSR, China). The size of a dishwasher, the Israeli lander will be used as a platform for several exper...

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  • This is when Earth Hour begins in Oman today
This is when Earth Hour begins in Oman today

It is easy to put your hands up and say the stakes are stacked against us, or they are too high to try. WWF said people living today were the first generation to experience the effects of climate change and the last to be able to change it, while the planet is also experiencing plastic pollution and deforestation.

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  • 18 dead after truck slams into crowd on highway in Guatemala
18 dead after truck slams into crowd on highway in Guatemala

Chilling images from the scene showed the victims' bodies in their brightly colored clothing laid out in a line on the asphalt, as relatives cried out in anguish. It has been reported that an eight-year-old girl is among the deceased. Early reports had put the number of those killed at about 30, but later Chacaj said that emergency personnel had ...

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  • Geostorm To Give Northern US, Canada Probability To See Aurora Borealis
Geostorm To Give Northern US, Canada Probability To See Aurora Borealis

The agency said that an "asymmetric halo CME was observed", and it appears to be partially directed at the Earth. Canada's Northern Lights Centre says the northern lights are "the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun's atmosphere".

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  • Wednesday night's full worm moon will be the last supermoon of 2019
Wednesday night's full worm moon will be the last supermoon of 2019

United States space agency NASA explained: "Of course, it is not the Sun that is moving north or south through the seasons, but a change in the orientation and angles between the Earth and its nearest star". It's also one of only two days each year that nearly every spot on Earth - except the poles - experiences a sunrise at due east and a sunset...

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  • Red Nose Day Round-up 2019 - CBBC Newsround
Red Nose Day Round-up 2019 - CBBC Newsround

Staff at Burnham Infants School painted 201 red noses on faces! The mass venture brought to a close their week's fundraising activities which also included putting teachers in stocks; selling red noses; and a flash-mob performance in the city centre.

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  • New Astronaut Trio Will Blast Off to Space Station on March 14
New Astronaut Trio Will Blast Off to Space Station on March 14

Hague, 43, said he was looking forward to the flight - his second attempt to get into space. The two men will be joined by United States astronaut Christina Koch for lift-off from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1914 GMT.

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  • NASA Unveils Opportunity Rover's Last Set Of Photos
NASA Unveils Opportunity Rover's Last Set Of Photos

It shows a number of interesting features of Perseverance Valley, in addition to the pristine, unexplored floor of Endurance Crater. NASA/JPL/Cornell University, Maas Digital LLC [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsNASA's Opportunity rover is done for good after the space agency's final efforts to awaken the silent rover resulted in failu...

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  • JAXA, Toyota to develop manned lunar rover
JAXA, Toyota to develop manned lunar rover

With a range of over 10,000 km (over 6,200 miles), such a vehicle would give Moon travelers the ability to explore a huge area around a lunar landing site. The company has been studying the possibility of making the rover since last summer, but it signed a new agreement this week to accelerate the project with JAXA, Japan's space agency.

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  • Development of NASA's SLS Rocket Suffers Under Proposed 2020 Budget
Development of NASA's SLS Rocket Suffers Under Proposed 2020 Budget

NASA will also have its first all-female spacewalk at the end of the month, when astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will get to float around in space. "At $21 billion, this budget represents a almost 6 percent increase over last year's request and comes at a time of constrained resources across the federal government".

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  • SpaceX launches unmanned capsule to space station
SpaceX launches unmanned capsule to space station

Eastern Time (10:51 GMT) after 27 hours after the capsule's launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Because it was created to carry humans, it has an advanced emergency escape system that will allow the crew to safely escape should anything go wrong.

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  • Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launches spacecraft designed for astronauts — Crew Dragon
Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launches spacecraft designed for astronauts — Crew Dragon

But over the longer haul, Musk said, he'd like to open Crew Dragon to space tourists as well. And if all goes well, a flight with humans could happen as soon as this year. "It's done. Now we're in a position where we can take our time and make sure we get it right". Among the estimated 5,000 launch spectators at Kennedy were the two NASA astronau...

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  • Sen. Feinstein Dismisses Youth Activists' Call for Green New Deal
Sen. Feinstein Dismisses Youth Activists' Call for Green New Deal

Varshini Prakash, executive director of the group that sponsored the visit, the Sunrise Movement , said in a statement that the incident shows a need for fundamental change in the Democratic Party. Joe Crowley (D). For longtime watchers of Feinstein's career, the scene was not a surprise. If she truly believed it was lazy or unAmerican or wh...

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  • NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

Wilson-Raybould", Butts said. "Any accusation that I or the staff put pressure on the attorney general is simply not true", he said, but added: "It is in the best interests of the office and its important work for me to step away". Multiple MPs also told CBC News that while there was a consensus in caucus that Wilson-Raybould should no longer sit...

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  • NASA set up permanent moon base
NASA set up permanent moon base

The President's direction from Space Policy Directive-1 galvanizes NASA's return to the Moon and builds on progress on the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft, efforts with commercial and worldwide partners, and knowledge gained from current robotic presence at the Moon and Mars.

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  • Russian islands declare emergency over polar bear `invasion`
Russian islands declare emergency over polar bear `invasion`

Russian authorities have so far refused permission to shoot the bears but are sending a commission to investigate the situation and have not ruled out a cull. It is thought that rising global temperatures have contributed to a reduction in the size of the polar bears' sea-ice habitats, forcing them onto land for longer periods of time.

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  • 2018 continued worrying warming trend according to multiple climate reports
2018 continued worrying warming trend according to multiple climate reports

The UN's World Meterological Organisation said in November that 2018 was set to be the fourth warmest year in recorded history, stressing the urgent need for action to rein in runaway planetary warming . This also means Toronto's temperature rose above the global average. It was the fourth highest since 1880, the earliest year for which reco...

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  • NASA's First Deep Space Mini Spacecraft Go Silent
NASA's First Deep Space Mini Spacecraft Go Silent

EVE and WALL-E were used to ferry communications from InSight and helped beam data back from the rover. WALL-E sent back stunning images of Mars as well, while EVE performed some simple radio science. At such distances from Earth the probes have to align their antennas very precisely to communicate with operations control and wobbling might ...

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  • Pelosi stops short of endorsing Green New Deal
Pelosi stops short of endorsing Green New Deal

Pelosi told Politico in wide-ranging interview, however, that it's just a "suggestion" and one of "many" the caucus is likely to receive on green energy. The Green New Deal would be paid for 'the same way we paid for the original New Deal, World War II, the bank bailouts, tax cuts for the rich and decades of war - with public money appropriated b...

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  • Chinese satellite captures moon and Earth like you've never seen them
Chinese satellite captures moon and Earth like you've never seen them

However, it lost its twin satellite Longjiang-1 in May 2018 when it spun off and lost contact with the Chinese National Space Administration on Earth. Uncorrected image attached. More next week! The photo "has a purple haze to it due to the hard photo environment in space", Tammo Jan Dijkema, an engineer with the Netherlands Institute for Radio A...

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