Aug 04 2018
Nasa has named the astronauts who will fly the first missions into space on commercially provided rockets and capsules, starting next year.
In all, eight astronauts will be assigned to initial test flights and missions to the International Space Station.
The test flights and missions aboard Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, slated for as early as April 2019, will "begin a new era in America spaceflight", the USA space agency said.
U.S. astronauts now ride on Russian capsules to the space station, with NASA paying as much as $82 million a seat.
(AP) In addition to naming the crews of the test flights, Nasa also announced today the four astronauts who will fly aboard the first operational Starliner and Dragon missions to the space station. If history is any guide, the crews taking the spotlight on Friday will have even more time to train. All have a military background.
The seven men and two women pumped their fists in the air and gave thumbs ups as they strode onto the stage to cheers from the crowd.
Chris Ferguson, director of Boeing's Starliner crew and mission operations, along with NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, practices the emergency egress system training at Kennedy Space Center. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley would fly on the first human test flight of SpaceX's Dragon capsule. The cargo missions started in 2012.
Facebook Shuts Down Accounts Trying To Influence Midterm US Elections
Facebook says the pages ran about 150 ads for $11,000 on Facebook and Instagram , paid for in USA and Canadian dollars. Among the techniques used to cover their trails were virtual private networks, and internet phone services.
Former Trump Campaign Chair Heads to Trial
After the swift selection of six men and six women to the jury, focuses immediately shifted to ensuing opening statements. Manafort is also charged in federal court in Washington with undisclosed foreign lobbying and money laundering.
South Korea Promotes Trade With Northern Neighbour Via Sanction Exception
Officials say Trump has been captivated by the nuclear talks, asking staffers for daily updates on the status of the negotiations. Shortwave radio broadcasts from South Korea-based Free North Korea Radio, including a program featuring members of U.S.
"Component degradation, manufacturers no longer in business, and changes in technologies over the past 20 years on a one-of-a-kind on-orbit spacecraft like the ISS also present the risk of hardware becoming technologically obsolete", their report says.
Last week, Boeing confirmed that it had a problem with its launch abort system, which is created to ferry crews to safety in the event of an emergency.
"The first flight is something you dream about as a test pilot", said Hurley, who flew on the last shuttle mission. "But looks like it might".
"Oh, it better, " Bridenstine chimed in.
Astronauts, from left to right, Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins, Robert Behnken, Douglas Hurley, Nicole Mann, Christopher Ferguson, Eric Boe, Josh Cassada and Sunita Williams. Josh Cassada and Suni Williams will be the second crew for the Starliner and Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins will be the second crew for the Dragon.
Boeing's CST-100 Starliner will be launched from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Dragons, meanwhile, will fly on SpaceX's own Falcon 9 rockets.
The Commercial Crew program, on the whole, has experienced numerous delays and budget shortfalls as Boeing and SpaceX work to bring crewed launches back to the U.S. "We're returning to a full-capability ascent abort system to keep astronauts safe all the way through the profile, and that's something that the shuttle didn't have". The group likened it to flying an iPhone, with a minimal number of switches compared with the 3,000 switches in the old shuttle cockpit. He flew aboard three shuttle missions, including the program's final mission in 2011. SpaceX's manned test flight will feature two NASA astronauts. Boeing is aiming for a test flight at the end of this year or early next, and the first crew flight in the middle of next year. The retired US Navy Captain piloted the Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2006.
Aug 04 2018
Mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in Louisville
Do not forget to drain water from tires, cans, flowerpots, clogged rain gutters, rain barrels, toys and puddles. The agency says an adult resident of the town of Mead fell ill on July 27 and was hospitalized the next day.
Aug 03 2018
Washington wins order preventing posting of 3D-printed gun plans
State Department forced it to remove materials related to the printable guns from its website under munitions export control laws. In 2013, Defense Distributed posted a YouTube video demonstrating what it said was a Liberator pistol made from 3D-printed parts.
Aug 01 2018
Jose Mourinho heavily criticizes Manchester United after pre-season loss
Mourinho had expressed a desire for two new arrivals but says it will be "not a drama" if the club make just one new addition. Premier League side Manchester United were unsuccessful in their plot to offload French forward Anthony Martial to PSG.
Jul 30 2018
Three dead and seven hospitalized after a shooting in New Orleans
In the 2800 block of Louisiana Avenue , crime tape was in place at a house and officers stood on the front porch. Authorities have also yet to disclose any information about the suspects in the shooting.
Jul 29 2018
"find, test, treat millions" who have hepatitis
He urged all authorities concerned to take necessary measures to inspire the people to prevent the liver related diseases. If you are between 45 and 60, you are more likely to be unknowingly living with hepatitis C than any other age group.
Jul 28 2018
Severe Flood Watches Issued As Cloudy Skies Loom And Rain Continues
Friday is still looking like the best day with highs in the upper 80s and rain chances sticking to a 40% chance through the day. A round of thunderstorms is projected for Friday afternoon into the evening, possibly featuring heavy rain and strong winds.
Jul 26 2018
Latest Demi Lovato Developments Since Suspected Drug Overdose
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE that the 25-year-old is not being investigated by police. Lovato grew up in North Texas and her mother is a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader from Irving.
Jul 25 2018
Trump reacts to Cohen tape: "Your favorite president did nothing wrong!"
The source close to Cohen says that message was meant to send a clear message about the President's fitness for the job. McDougal has said she began a almost year-long affair with Trump in 2006 shortly after his wife, Melania, gave birth.
Jul 24 2018
Sony IMX586 Smartphone Camera Sensor With 48 Effective Megapixels Resolution Launched
As a result, scenes with both bright and dark areas can be captured with minimal highlight blowout or loss of detail in shadows. The increased pixel count will enable great imaging experience even on smartphones which use digital zoom.
Jul 23 2018
Los Angeles police report possible hostage situation at Trader Joe’s
Police said the suspect, who is in his late teens, shot his grandmother and a younger woman earlier in the day elsewhere. The woman senselessly shot to death in a Los Angeles Trader Joe's was the store's beloved manager, according to reports.
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