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SpaceX launches first satellites in Starlink internet mission

SpaceX launches first satellites in Starlink internet mission Started in 2002, SpaceX now employs more than 6,000 people with three launch sites in California, Texas and Florida. As it now stands, there are roughly 2,000 satellites orbiting the earth, a number which causes some unease already. There is even a "small possibility" that none of the spacecraft will work. SpaceX, the private rocket company of high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk , launched the ... [Full Article...]

Mississippi River rising in Iowa

Mississippi River rising in Iowa The National Weather Service website on Thursday afternoon showed the river level at 22.64 feet (6.9 meters), just above the 22.63-foot mark reached on July 9, 1993. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds visited Davenport Friday. River levels are near peak for this latest flooding episode. The river is a key transportation artery for shipments of grain, agricultural chemicals, energy products and other comm... [Full Article...]

Denver's Ozone Pollution Problem Is Getting Worse

Denver's Ozone Pollution Problem Is Getting Worse The nationwide report examines ozone pollution and fine particle pollution, or PM 2.5, which is best known in Utah as the cause of winter smog episodes. We're still seeing very high days with ozone and particle pollution". "Denver residents should be aware that we're breathing unhealthy air, placing our health and lives at risk", JoAnna Strother, regional director of public policy for the Lung... [Full Article...]

April's "Full Pink Moon" Visible Friday

April's Unfortunately, the moon isn't actually pink (yep, we were disappointed too), and gets its name from the name Native Americans gave to April's Full Moon , back in the days when the lunar calendar was used to track the seasons. The name was derived from a herb called Moss Pink Phlox, which blooms around this time of the year in the U.S. and Canada. If you see an image of a green moon this year, now... [Full Article...]

Several buildings damaged, trailer homes flipped in severe storm

Several buildings damaged, trailer homes flipped in severe storm A MS man, identified as 95-year-old Roy Ratliff died on Saturday when a tornado caused a tree to fall onto his home, Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley said. The energy from warm afternoon temperatures will diminish, but the risk for tornadoes will not be over. Multiple structures in Franklin, Texas were destroyed by a tornado on Saturday, as severe weather swept through eastern Texas toward Arka... [Full Article...]

Israel’s spacecraft crashes on moon moments before landing

Israel’s spacecraft crashes on moon moments before landing Nasa's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) may also be able to take an image of the crash site. Despite a restart, this meant that the spacecraft was unable to slow down during the final stages of its descent. "We are the seventh country to orbit the moon and the fourth to reach the moon's surface", said another. Kahn ended up investing $43 million toward the project's final cost of about... [Full Article...]

US Military Detected India A-Sat Missile Test

US Military Detected India A-Sat Missile Test At the briefing held at the DRDO Bhawan today, Reddy said the interceptor had the capability to intercept satellites in orbit of 1,000 km. Reddy said according to Indian simulations, there were no possibilities of hitting the International Space Station with A-SAT debris. [Full Article...]

Kelowna students joining global strike addressing climate change inaction

Kelowna students joining global strike addressing climate change inaction This follows the massive climate strike in December previous year, inspired by Swedish school student Greta Thunberg , who sparked a global movement by camping out outside of the Swedish Parliament every Friday. Some people say that I should study to become a climate scientist so that I can 'solve the climate crisis .' But the climate crisis has already been solved . [Full Article...]

Splashdown of Dragon SpaceX Capsule in Atlantic Ocean

Splashdown of Dragon SpaceX Capsule in Atlantic Ocean It was the first time in 50 years that a capsule designed for astronauts returned from space by plopping into the Atlantic. In 2014, NASA awarded contracts to SpaceX and Boeing to develop spacecraft to launch US astronauts. But the bottom of the Crew Dragon is slightly asymmetrical, its ideal contours rendered imperfect by the four pairs of engines built around the base of the ship. [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches latest test flight with a life-sized crash dummy named Ripley

SpaceX launches latest test flight with a life-sized crash dummy named Ripley If everything isn't ideal and ready to go right at 2:49 a.m. EST, the launch will be pushed back to Tuesday at the earliest. From launch to splash landing, the mission is full of critical "firsts" for NASA's Commercial Crew program . Enlarge / SpaceX founder Elon Musk shares a laugh with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley, center, and Bob Behnken, in the launch control room at Kennedy Space Center ... [Full Article...]

‘Astronaut’ dummy Ripley rides aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon bound for space station

Doug Hurley, one of the two astronauts chosen for the future first manned flight, said: "We will be ready when SpaceX and Nasa are ready for us to fly". It follows an eight-year lapse from the last flight of the Space Shuttle during which America has bought seats on Russian Soyuz rockets for crew trips to the station. [Full Article...]

Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch The unmanned craft, weighing 1,300 pounds and standing approximately five feet tall, began an approximate seven-week journey to the moon, from where it will send back images of the rocky surface and conduct experiments on the lunar magnetic field. [Full Article...]

World's Largest Bee Is Spotted For First Time In Decades

World's Largest Bee Is Spotted For First Time In Decades Wallace first discovered it in 1858 and described the female bee as "a large, black wasp-like insect, with huge jaws like a stag beetle". A huge bee that has not been seen in decades has recently been rediscovered in the wild. Last year, a Wallace's giant bee specimen sold for more than $9,000 on eBay. Professor Robson was with a team organised by Global Wildlife Conservation , a Texas-base... [Full Article...]

Photos of 2019's Biggest Moon

Photos of 2019's Biggest Moon The reason for its " snow moon " nickname is because February is associated with having heavy snowfalls according to The Old Farmer's Almanac . Technically speaking, the moon will hit its peak at 10:54 a.m. Astronomers said the rock is approximately 150 miles closer to Earth than it has been for nearly 30 years. With January came the rare phenomenon that was a Super Blood Wolf Moon , and now... [Full Article...]

2019’s Biggest Supermoon to Light Up the Sky

2019’s Biggest Supermoon to Light Up the Sky Read some Fun Super Moon Facts from NASA below: A supermoon occurs when the moon's orbit is closest ( perigee ) to Earth at the same time it is full. The term went viral in March 2011 when some incorrectly speculated that the moon's closeness to Earth may have affected the giant natural disaster that hit Japan that month. [Full Article...]

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community Glen Motz, MP for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner, raised concerns on Friday about the SNC-Lavalin situation and the extent of involvement by the Prime Minister and/or his office, according to a press release. Justin Trudeau's government weighed the merits of ending a criminal case against SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. At the news conference, Trudeau continued to pass the issue to Wilson-Raybould. [Full Article...]

The Super Snow Moon will light up the skies on February 19

A full moon being hailed as a "super snow moon" is sure to get spectators howling when it hovers in the sky on Tuesday night - because it will feature the biggest and brightest moon of the year. A fun fact that you'd like to know is that the different tribes have their own names for February's moon. When can people see the super snow moon? On Tuesday, the Sun will set around 5.22pm GMT for ... [Full Article...]

The end has finally come for NASA's Opportunity Mars rover

The end has finally come for NASA's Opportunity Mars rover Previous year a dust storm caused the rover to go dark after its solar panels were unable to suck energy up from sun. Flight controllers tried numerous times to make contact, and sent one final series of recovery commands Tuesday night, along with one last wake-up song, Billie Holiday's "I'll Be Seeing You", in a somber exercise that brought tears to team members' eyes. [Full Article...]

The weak rollout of the Green New Deal

The weak rollout of the Green New Deal The recently released joint resolution set out a framework for what a " Green New Deal " would include in order to reframe the U.S. economy and shift the country away from fossil fuels, with an eye to combating climate change. While the resolution, as co-sponsor Sen. It's a structural failure to care, & treat these communities fairly. He called the project "daunting" but said in a Facebook po... [Full Article...]

Another Democrat Just Made Fun of Ocasio-Cortez's Green Deal

Another Democrat Just Made Fun of Ocasio-Cortez's Green Deal That's because her plan is a document full of farfetched and unreasonable demands. She couldn't even remember the name. During Nielsen's heated exchange with Representative Luis Gutierrez (D., Texas), which Ocasio-Cortez referenced, the secretary distinguished between a comprehensive family-separation policy that would apply to all migrants and the zero-tolerance enforcement policy, which applie... [Full Article...]


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