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NASA announces record-breaking stay on space station for astronaut Christina Koch

NASA announces record-breaking stay on space station for astronaut Christina Koch

Science
April 17 (UPI) -- Astronaut Christina Koch will break the record for longest spaceflight by a female, according to NASA. The space agency on Wednesday announced that Koch will remain aboard  the International Space Station until February 2020. Koch's extended stay will allow her to break the current record of 288 days, set in 2017 by NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson. Koch's stay on ISS will be only slightly shorter than the all-time NASA record for longest spaceflight. In 2016, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after 340 days in space. NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, who is scheduled to join Koch on the space station in July, is also set for an extended stay. The prolonged spaceflights for Koch and Morgan will help scientists better understand the effects of extended exposure t...
Head of Foxconn announces Taiwan presidential bid

Head of Foxconn announces Taiwan presidential bid

Technology
Terry Gou, chairman of the worlds largest contract assembler of consumer electronics, including Apples iPhones, said Wednesday he intends to run for president of Taiwan, bringing his pro-business and China-friendly policies to what is expected to be a crowded field for next years election. The Foxconn Technology chairman who also ranks among Taiwans richest people with a fortune estimated by Forbes at 7.8 billion is seeking the opposition Nationalist Partys nomination for the 2020 presidential race against an incumbent hampered by low public approval ratings. I am willing to participate in the primary election, Gou said at the party headquarters in Taipei. If I am not chosen, it means I didnt work hard enough. He told reporters earlier in the day he was inspired by the Chinese sea goddess...
Johnny Cueto announces death of horse 'Popeye' with Instagram photo

Johnny Cueto announces death of horse 'Popeye' with Instagram photo

Sports
Feb. 13 (UPI) -- San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto memorialized his horse Popeye by posting a photo of the animal on Instagram, after it died.Cueto, 32, wrote "my horse Popeye died" for the caption on the photo, which showed the animal on its side in the grass. The pitcher owns a 500-acre ranch in his native country, the Dominican Republic, where he also tends to cows, chickens and goats. He posted several more videos and images of Popeye, before his demise. This isn't the first time Cueto has posted a photo of one of his dead horses. This also isn't the first time he has lost a horse named Popeye. The pitcher also posted a photo of another Popeye after that horse died in 2016. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Johnny Cueto (@johnnycueto47) on Feb 12, 2019 at 9:46...