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NASA astronaut sets record for longest single spaceflight by a woman
- December 29, 2019

Koch had earlier made history in her stay aboard the orbital laboratory. Koch still has six weeks to go before returning to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS), Space.com reported. "Do what scares you", she advised. Koch is on her first spaceflight. Everyone should think about what intrigues them and what draws them in. And if it is just outside what you think is feasible for you and you achieve it, it really pays dividends in more than one way. (more...)
China ready for comeback launch of heavy lift long March 5 Rocket China ready for comeback launch of heavy lift long March 5 Rocket
- December 29, 2019

The successful launch is the first Long March 5 since a first-stage booster failure in 2017 destroyed the Shijian 18 satellite. ISpace, also known as Beijing Interstellar Glory Space Technology Ltd., became the first private company to successfully launch a rocket into orbit in July following failures by private firms Landspace and OneSpace earlier in the year. (more...)
Rare black rhino born on Christmas Eve Rare black rhino born on Christmas Eve
- December 28, 2019

The male calf's delivery was the primary black rhino within the zoo's 100-year history. "As this is Doppsee's first pregnancy, the animal care and veterinary staff will continue to monitor Doppsee and her calf closely in the next few weeks". (more...)
Jewish astronaut celebrates Hanukkah from space Jewish astronaut celebrates Hanukkah from space
- December 26, 2019

For more visit Business Insider South Africa . Her festive footwear is seen from inside the International Space Station , where she is now working aboard as part of NASA's Expedition 61 and 62. "My favourite thing about the holiday season is that it's a time when the world slows down and we all get a chance to think about and appreciate and reflect on what's really important, which is the people that we love and spending time together", said Koch. (more...)
Australia's embattled PM promises volunteer firefighters paid leave
- December 26, 2019

Ms Cowgill said it is expected her father will work 18-hour days for the next month. 'You can lie to yourself for business purposes, but you can no longer lie to a nation. "They [the Australians] were in a period of drought for quite a long period, and the situation is not very good, in addition - their summer is just beginning, when the beginning of our winter", said Connors. (more...)
China attacks US Space Force as 'threat to outer space peace' China attacks US Space Force as 'threat to outer space peace'
- December 25, 2019

Space Force, identifying it as a critical capability in defending the nation and pledging that the first new branch of the military since 1947 would be established with speed and clarity of objective. No, it is the newest branch of the United States military. "The directive I'm signing today will refocus America's space program on human exploration and discovery", said President Trump at the time that directive was issued. (more...)
Researchers cool LEGO to the lowest temperature possible Researchers cool LEGO to the lowest temperature possible
- December 25, 2019

These were cooled using the dilution refrigerator at Lancaster University , which now holds the record for being able to produce the coldest temperature in the world. "If the character survives this low temperature, it will be the coldest Lego in the world", says researcher Josh Chawner in a video about the experiment. (more...)
Boeing Capsule Returns to Earth After Aborted Space Mission Boeing Capsule Returns to Earth After Aborted Space Mission
- December 24, 2019

It, however, did not go without a hitch. As the sun rose, close-up views showed the large white and black capsule upright - with hardly any scorch marks from re-entry - next to a US flag waving from a recovery vehicle. All the astronauts assigned to be on that first flight, NASA's Mike Fincke and Nicole Mann and Boeing's Chris Ferguson , who is also one of the main Starliner developers, followed the test via flight control centers. (more...)
Boeing successfully got into trouble today with the Starliner capsule Boeing successfully got into trouble today with the Starliner capsule
- December 24, 2019

Now that the landing is complete, there is a news conference about the test flight with NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, Jim Chilton, senior vice president of Boeing's Space and Launch Division, and Steve Stich, deputy manager of the Commercial Crew Program from NASA. (more...)
Star Wars movie The Rise Of Skywalker enjoys solid box office debut Star Wars movie The Rise Of Skywalker enjoys solid box office debut
- December 24, 2019

While the amount made The Rise of Skywalker the highest-earning film over the weekend (beating Cats by a considerable margin, with the Broadway musical adaptation making just $6.5 million domestically), it fell behind its predecessors in the current Star Wars trilogy. (more...)
Scientists uncover world's oldest forest Scientists uncover world's oldest forest
- December 23, 2019

Scientists have uncovered the world's oldest forest dating back 386m years in an abandoned NY quarry, according to a new study . The " Archaeopteris " has "much more modern" characteristics, with leaves and root systems comparable to a spruce or pine, explained William Stein, one of the study authors and a biology professor at Binghamton University in NY. (more...)
San Francisco 49ers eliminate LA Rams from playoffs in thriller San Francisco 49ers eliminate LA Rams from playoffs in thriller
- December 23, 2019

In a game that had more twists and turns than a water slide designed by a 10 year old, the 49ers kicked the walk-off field goal (the second time in as many wins) to emerge victorious 34-31. "The coaches did a really good job of adjusting and trying to get pressure in his face". "The Sunday game got a little out of hand, but they had a top-10 offense and a top-10 defense before that". (more...)
Tuesday was Australia's hottest day ever Tuesday was Australia's hottest day ever
- December 23, 2019

Port Augusta City Council, in a Facebook post, said that some roads were showing "signs of bleeding" due to extreme heat conditions. On Monday , Perth, Western Australia's capital, recorded three days in a row above 40C, a December file. (more...)
NASA's Mars 2020 rover passes its first driving test NASA's Mars 2020 rover passes its first driving test
- December 20, 2019

The rover will go away for Mars in July or August 2020 from the Cape Canaveral Air Power Station in Florida and can journey aboard the brand new Area Launch System rocket. "The test unequivocally demonstrated that the rover can operate at its own weight and demonstrated numerous autonomous navigation functions. for the first time". (more...)
Google welcomes the winter solstice with new Doodle Google welcomes the winter solstice with new Doodle
- December 20, 2019

North of the Arctic Circle, the sun never makes it above the horizon, and darkness rules the day as Earth rotates on its axis. The solstice may have its own date on the calendar, but, in reality, it happens at a specific moment in time. (more...)
Boeing Starliner Spacecraft Set For First Launch This Week Boeing Starliner Spacecraft Set For First Launch This Week
- December 19, 2019

The test flight is a requirement for the Starliner launch that is an unveiling flight for the first time with astronauts on-board. "As flight testers ... Presently, SpaceX is working towards the launch of actual astronauts into space. Over the past decade, a lot of attention has been paid to billionaire space entrepreneurs like Elon Musk. (more...)
Stunning Image Of Milky Way's Galactic Center Reveals Intense Ancient Star Burst Stunning Image Of Milky Way's Galactic Center Reveals Intense Ancient Star Burst
- December 19, 2019

ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has noticed the central a part of the Milky Way with spectacular resolution and uncovered new details in regards to the history of star birth in our galaxy. Bringing an end to this was an intense burst of star formation around one billion years ago, lasting for over a period of less than 100 million years. (more...)
NFLPA rips Jacksonville Jaguars organization for off-season violations NFLPA rips Jacksonville Jaguars organization for off-season violations
- December 19, 2019

The NFLPA issued that warning after discussing a recent grievance filed against the team , according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported in 2017 it's common for teams to ask players to rehab at the team's facility during the offseason, but not to require it. (more...)
Boeing Starliner Spacecraft To Take Debut Flight To ISS This Friday Boeing Starliner Spacecraft To Take Debut Flight To ISS This Friday
- December 19, 2019

The mission will launch on December 20, 2019. An Atlas V rocket carrying Boeing's first Starliner spacecraft rolls out to the launchpad at Space Launch Complex 41 of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on December 11, 2019. But now it says it is on track, and now NASA hopes the launches with humans will happen sometime next year. The uncrewed flight test is the culmination of years of ingenuity and perseverance throughout the design, build, and test phases of the program. (more...)
Buzz Aldrin Volunteers as Test Pilot For NASA's Supersonic Aircraft Buzz Aldrin Volunteers as Test Pilot For NASA's Supersonic Aircraft
- December 19, 2019

Short for Quiet Supersonic Technology, the first large scale X-59 QueSST aircraft has been cleared for final assembly and integration of systems, the agency announced on December 16, 2019. NASA's goal was to reduce the sound of a sonic boom and make it rather a sonic "thump" . Those tests will help establish new rules for commercial supersonic air travel over land. (more...)

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