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Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket The name refers to the red and while colors of Indonesia's flag. The 60-transponder, all C-band satellite separated from the rocket's upper stage nearly 32 minutes later. Officials from Telkom Indonesia expected the Telkom 1 satellite, which launched in 1999, to remain operational until Merah Putih's launch. Seconds before touchdown, four legs deployed and the rocket settled to an on-targe... [Full Article...]

'Red tide' blamed for whale shark, turtle, dolphin carcasses on Florida beaches

'Red tide' blamed for whale shark, turtle, dolphin carcasses on Florida beaches Red tide is the name given to the blooms of a species of microorganisms that have a distinct red colour. Political broadsides continue over who is to blame for ongoing water-quality problems across South Florida, as Gov. According to U.S. network CNN , this year's effect of the red tide on marine life has been unprecedented. But the bloom is not only risky to marine animals. [Full Article...]

Trump proposes auto gas mileage rollback

More than a third of USA auto buyers live in the 13 states plus Washington, DC , that have already adopted Clean Car standards requiring vehicles to have stronger emission controls. Toyota Motor Corp would save $34 billion and Volkswagen AG $20 billion. They say those rules also save lives because of reduced air pollution. The administration also contends that hiking US oil consumption by 2 to ... [Full Article...]

Blend of novices, veterans to fly on first private United States spaceships

Blend of novices, veterans to fly on first private United States spaceships In a statement released Thursday, NASA and its Commercial Crew partners revealed more details of the effort to carry astronauts from the U.S.to the International Space Station. "To meet NASA's requirements, the commercial providers must demonstrate that their systems are ready to begin regular flights to the space station". [Full Article...]

Trump administration seeks rollback of Obama-era fuel efficiency rules

Trump administration seeks rollback of Obama-era fuel efficiency rules Yet for President Donald Trump, who's prioritized eliminating regulations, the auto rules represent a grand prize. In addition to new fuel economy standards, the EPA is expected to revoke California's right to impose its own emissions standards under the California Air Resources Board (CARB). [Full Article...]

Needham astronaut heading back to space on first commercial flights

Needham astronaut heading back to space on first commercial flights NASA on Friday named nine astronauts for the first manned space launches from US soil since the space shuttle program ended in 2011. NASA will announce the astronauts for the first test flights and missions of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft Friday. [Full Article...]

Scientists find signs of life on the moon

Scientists find signs of life on the moon The total eclipse will last 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds, though a partial eclipse precedes and follows, meaning the moon will spend a total of 3 hours and 54 minutes in the Earth's umbral shadow, according to NASA . "In the middle of a lunar eclipse it can look as if a red planet has taken up residence near the Earth - they are both eerie and lovely and I'll certainly be looking out for... [Full Article...]

Jupiter's moon count climbs to 79, including tiny 'oddball'

Jupiter's moon count climbs to 79, including tiny 'oddball' It also "has an orbit like no other known Jovian moon" and is "likely Jupiter s smallest known moon", he added. Researchers from the Carnegie Institute of Science have "serendipitously" stumbled upon 12 new moons of Jupiter, one was which was described as an " oddball ". [Full Article...]

New Orleans zoo to reopen after loose jaguar incident

New Orleans zoo to reopen after loose jaguar incident In cases like this, a zoo may consider putting down the animal in question, but Valerio will not be. The zoo had not yet opened for the day. By 8:15 it had been spotted, tranquillised and returned to its enclosure by veterinary surgeons. "We appreciate the overwhelming support and the many condolences from the community on social media", the zoo said in a press release. Zookeepers say losing t... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh is a BIG baseball fan

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh is a BIG baseball fan Hatch also said Tuesday that Democrats' concern that Kavanaugh's appointment to the court would endanger abortion rights was overblown and labeled it "pathetic" as a rallying cry against him. "He's absolutely honest and straight forward, and I think he'll make an excellent Justice on the United States Supreme Court", said Orrin Hatch of Utah, a long-serving Senate Judiciary Committee member. [Full Article...]

Russian spacecraft completes fastest-ever orbital rendezvous with International Space Station

EDT succeeding a finish a mere two orbits of Earth. At 9:31 p.m. ET, the spacecraft was ready to dock at the space station. The of late concluded flight was made to display accelerated capacity that may be utilized on subsequent Russian cargo and crew launches wrote NASA officials. [Full Article...]

EPA Administrator Pruitt Resigns

EPA Administrator Pruitt Resigns Andrew Wheeler , a former coal lobbyist who has been the Environmental Protection Agency's deputy director, will temporarily step into the top role following Scott Pruitt's resignation . That time can be extended longer depending on when Trump decides to nominate a replacement. "I think he's a very smart and careful student of environmental law - there's no two ways about that". [Full Article...]

Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9

Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9 Trump himself took the unusual step of publicly releasing a list of Supreme Court candidates, most of whom were traditional jurists that many Republicans believed would uphold conservative values. He plans to begin interviewing possible candidates Monday but may meet with some this weekend in New Jersey. Iowa's "heartbeat" law prohibits doctors from performing an abortion if a fetal heartb... [Full Article...]

Officials Extend NYC Excessive Heat Warning Until Monday

Officials Extend NYC Excessive Heat Warning Until Monday Overnight low temperatures are expected to dip only into the upper 70s, which does not allow buildings (and their occupants) much of a chance to cool off. Hot weather, especially long duration heat waves, is surprisingly high on the list of most unsafe types of weather in terms of injuries or deaths each year. [Full Article...]

'Flying brain' created to follow German astronaut launches Friday

'Flying brain' created to follow German astronaut launches Friday To prepare CIMON for its trip to space, researchers trained the robot using photos and voice samples of German astronaut Alexander Gerst as well as ISS procedures and plans. EDT. SpaceX will discard B1045 after liftoff, so don't expect a landing at the Cape or on a drone ship. "Right now, our main mission is to support the astronauts with their daily tasks to save time, because time is t... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court pick will illuminate political divide

Supreme Court pick will illuminate political divide The president said he would review an existing list of 25 candidates for the opening. Supreme Court vacancies have become a key voting issue in the US presidential elections. Kennedy's departure will allow Trump to shift the court decisively to the right, possibly for a generation, and opens the door to a rollback of access to abortion, gay rights and protections for minorities. [Full Article...]

Trump says will announce Supreme Court pick on July 9

Trump says will announce Supreme Court pick on July 9 Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority in the Senate, and it's even close because of the absence of ailing Sen. Senator John McCain of Arizona is not a guaranteed vote, as he has been absent all year owing to health reasons. Somebody has the last word and here it is the Supreme Court and Roe V. Wade is doomed. While there's no evidence that Justin Kennedy's business relationship with Trump... [Full Article...]

As Kennedy Retires, Senate Gears Up for a Supreme Court Brawl

As Kennedy Retires, Senate Gears Up for a Supreme Court Brawl McConnell changed rules for filibusters on Supreme Court justices previous year to overcome Democratic opposition and confirm Trump's first appointment, Justice Neil Gorsuch . "I expect the nominee to be like Justice Gorsuch, to demonstrate excellence in every respect, and to earn widespread support from the American people, and bipartisan support for confirmation in the Senate", Leo said. [Full Article...]

Where are the best places to see the upcoming 'blood moon'?

Where are the best places to see the upcoming 'blood moon'? UTC (2.24 p.m. ET) and 10.19 p.m. UTC (6.24 p.m. ET). Therefore, only red light, having the longest wavelength in the visible spectrum, travels to the Moon, and results in the Moon appearing blood red. The longest that a lunar eclipse could ever occur is one hour and 47 minutes. The Book of Revelations also contains a similar passage which reads: 'And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal... [Full Article...]

BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment Some of the cars soon began leaking crude oil into the Little Rock River floodwaters, prompting an evacuation of nearby houses and sparking fears of drinking water contamination. Cleanup of an oil spill caused by the derailment of almost three dozen oil tankers in northwestern Iowa has begun. Metropolitan Utilities District, which provides the Omaha metro area's drinking water, said it was monit... [Full Article...]


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