Mar 09 2019
Wrapping up a historic mission, SpaceX's innovative Crew Dragon, the first new American spacecraft created to carry astronauts to orbit since the shuttle's debut in 1981, wrapped up a unpiloted maiden test flight Friday, plunging back to an Atlantic Ocean splashdown after a five-day visit to the International Space Station.
As part of the validation process, SpaceX and NASA will conduct an in-flight abort test, launching the Crew Dragon on top of a modified Falcon 9 rocket and then terminating the rocket engine as it reaches the point of max q - when pressure on the spacecraft is at its greatest. For the Demo-1 test flight, the Crew Dragon transported a sensor-packed dummy named Ripley and some supplies to the ISS. It quickly moved away from the station as in preparation for its return to Earth.
First commercially-built and operated American crew spacecraft to dock with the space station. To date, all Dragon cargo craft have instead berthed with the ISS-slowly approaching the space station and waiting for a crew member to grab the ship with a robotic arm.
NASA resumed talks with Russia's space agency Roscosmos in February seeking two additional Soyuz seats for 2020 to maintain a USA presence on the space station amid delays in the commercial crew program. It's aiming for a morning splashdown in the Atlantic off Florida's coast, the final hurdle of the six-day test flight.
At least until the first crewed Dragon makes an appearance to bring "Earthy" home.
The Dragon undocked from the International Space Station early Friday.
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That reflected a deterioration of more than US$100 billion from the figure that Trump inherited from President Barack Obama. If the tariffs continue, about US$165 billion worth of trade would be redirected each year, they added.
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All in all, this video has us eager to get caught up on our Game of Thrones re-watch ahead of the big season 8 kick-off. Not only has Game of Thrones been on hiatus for awhile, but it's coming back with a final season promising to wow fans.
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But the source said Woods insisted she had no control over the situation because she'd had too much to drink that night. And the star, who also goes by KoKo, showed off her stunning figure in a photo shoot with her sisters.
The Dragon has returned to Earth. Provided it goes well, the first crewed mission of SpaceX's capsule will occur in July, featuring astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. SpaceX is shooting for summer.
The successful test and splashdown is "an fantastic achievement in American history", said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, who called the SpaceX flight the "dawning of a new era in American human space flight". The Demo-2 flight vehicle that will carry humans to space is still under construction by SpaceX.
On the Crew Dragon, he noted, "the windows will be down near our feet on this vehicle".
"I don't think we saw anything in the mission so far that would preclude us from having a crewed mission later this year", Stich said Friday. Musk said, "That could potentially cause a roll instability on re-entry".
SpaceX's Crew Dragon is an upgraded version of the robotic cargo-carrying Dragon that has been ferrying payloads to and from the space station since 2012, a year after NASA retired its space shuttle fleet.
"I'm very comfortable with where we're headed with this flight". As a result, when SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted a picture of its inclusion, the company was inundated with orders completely depleting their available stock.
But after this week's SpaceX flight, if post-mission review determines the flight had no issues, we could see astronauts climb aboard the Crew Dragon by the end of the year.
Mar 06 2019
The $1.5B Mega Millions jackpot victor finally steps forward
That jackpot also had some mystery as the California winners didn't come forward until about six months later. Taxpayers in the state may get a US$50 (NZ$73) rebate as a result of the win, the newspaper said.
Mar 05 2019
Democrats Expand Investigations into Donald Trump Targeting His Family and Businesses
Trump has met with Putin five times since he was sworn in, including at least once when no other American was present. Democrats are now in control of the House of Representatives, with Republicans holding the Senate.
Mar 05 2019
Man U into top four after thrilling 3-2 win
Lukaku will probably be partnered by Marcus Rashford , who has recovered from an ankle problem picked up against Liverpool. He is first on the team-sheet in that back four now.
Mar 04 2019
Clemson Basketball: Can the Tigers upset UNC at home?
The Tar Heels have won 10 of 11 and 20 of 22 against Clemson, though the Tigers claimed the teams' meeting last season 82-78. Roy Williams collapsed into the bench late in the first half of No. 5 North Carolina's game at Clemson on Saturday.
Mar 02 2019
George Eustice quits over Brexit delay to be free to criticise Government
The former Cabinet minister expressed his support for Mr Eustice over his decision to quit the Government over Brexit . Elsewhere, MPs voted by 324 votes to 288 to reject a Scottish National Party motion to avoid "no deal".
Mar 02 2019
Trump's Ex-Lawyer Cohen Testifies Again, This Time Behind Closed Doors
Among the instances they cite was Cohen's contention that he did not seek employment in the White House after Trump was elected. He also served as treasurer of the Trump Foundation, and he managed the Trump family's household expenses at times as well.
Mar 01 2019
Venezuela Calls For Talks Between President Nicolas Maduro, Donald Trump
The draft resolution is likely to be opposed by Russian Federation , the diplomats said. Guaido was to travel to Brasilia to meet President Jair Bolsonaro today.
Mar 01 2019
Del Bosque: "Solari has capacity to manage Madrid"
But, Raphael Varane diverted the ball into his own net with the hopes of deflecting the ball away for a corner. The win was also historic as Barca became the first team in Copa history to reach six consecutive finals.
Mar 01 2019
Trump derides 'fake' hearing, but says Cohen truthful on 'no collusion'
At Wednesday's hearing Cohen said Trump never explicitly told him to lie to Congress about the Moscow skyscraper negotiations. Trump also reiterated his repeated defense that his presidential campaign did not collude with Russian Federation .
Feb 27 2019
Michael Cohen Has Been Disbarred in NY
Cohen's updated account also undercut the denials that Trump made in 2016 about having anything to do with Russian Federation . Cohen is expected to testify before two separate House committees this week that Trump directed him to commit multiple crimes.
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