Mar 31 2017
NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson will perform a spacewalk Thursday morning outside the International Space Station. This was Whitson's eighth spacewalk.
During the first spacewalk, the Pressurised Mating Adapter-3 (PMA-3) was prepared for installation of the second International Docking Adapter, which serves as a home to commercial crew vehicle dockings. The astronaut will serve as commander for Expedition 51 to the International Space Station next month, making her not only the first female astronaut to command a mission to the station but also the first to do so twice. The astronauts filled the gap using the cover that they had just removed from the relocated docking port.
Spacewalkers have lost objects before but usually the items are small, like bolts. The loss posed no immediate danger to the astronauts and Kimbrough and Whitson went on to successfully install the remaining shields on the common berthing mechanism port.
Mission Control instructed the astronauts to retrieve the cloth cover just removed from the docking port, and try to fashion it over the gaping hole left by the lost shield. They also installed an upgraded computer relay box and protective shielding before calling it a day.
The third spacewalk, by Whitson and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, now is planned for April 6. She holds the record for most number of spacewalks by a woman as well as most spacewalk time for a woman.
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Last week, during during a spacewalk by Kimbrough and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, cables connecting a docking port extension on the outboard port of the Tranquility module were disconnected. In 2008, an astronaut lost her entire tool kit during a spacewalk. Mission Control said there was no risk of it hitting the space station.
For Whitson, 57, the seven-hour, four-minute spacewalk was the eighth of her career, surpassing the record of seven previously held by USA astronaut Sunita Williams.
Now on her third long-duration spaceflight, Whitson is the oldest woman to ever fly in space.
NASA, meanwhile, has indefinitely delayed a spacewalk that had been scheduled for next week.
With all three spacewalks complete and Cygnus safely attached, Kimbrough, Soyuz MS-02 commander Sergey Ryzhikov and flight engineer Andrey Borisenko plan to undock and return to Earth April 10, landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan around 7:20 a.m. (5:20 p.m. local time).
Mar 31 2017
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Mar 31 2017
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She released "Make Me." and "Slumber Party" as singles off her latest album, Glory (2016), which is also her ninth studio album. The Grammy award-winner will be holding her concert at the Mall of Asia Arena on June 15-her first concert in the country.
Mar 29 2017
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The two will discuss various topics such as the war in Syria and the cooperation between the two countries in the energy sector. Rouhani arrived in Moscow on March 27 on a two-day visit at the official invitation of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin .
Mar 28 2017
Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm advance to Match Play final
The withdrawal is not all that surprising, especially considering what Johnson said Sunday evening in Austin: "I don't know". Rahm gave away three straight holes by missing par putts from 6 feet and 8 feet, and missing a birdie putt from four feet.
Mar 28 2017
Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin arrested, faces drug, public intoxication charges
He played in five games as a backup last season, going 13-of-18 passing for 145 yards with one touchdown and an interception. Boykin was also suspended by TCU for the Alamo Bowl after another incident at a bar on December 31, 2015.
Mar 28 2017
Trump Will Sign Executive Order To Undo Obama Power Plant Regulations
On Sunday, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt confirmed Trump would be signing the "energy independence" executive order Tuesday. The executive order has been expected for several weeks, since Pruitt first took the helm at EPA.
Mar 28 2017
What Banning Leggings From United Airlines And The Knesset Have In Common
United Airlines isn't the first organization involved in controversy regarding young women and girls wearing leggings. But two other girls were turned away and not allowed to board because they didn't have any other clothing, she said.
Mar 27 2017
Patriots re-sign star linebacker Dont'a Hightower to four-year deal
He started all three of the team's playoff games and recorded a sack in the team's Super Bowl victory. Hightower was the Patriots' most important free agent because of how hard it would be to replace him.
Mar 26 2017
Egypt resumes meat imports from Brazil after temporary ban: Agriculture Ministry
Maggi said on Wednesday that Brazilian meat exports sank to $74,000 on Tuesday from a daily average of $63 million. The EU had already suspended imports from four Brazilian meat-processing facilities earlier this week.
Mar 25 2017
Most cancer mutations are 'just bad luck'
For example, environmental factors, primarily smoking, caused 65 percent of all lung cancers in the study, the researchers found. The scientists used a mathematical model that analysed genome sequencing and epidemiological data for 32 types of cancer.
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