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NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover to carry 10.9M names, 155 essays to Red Planet

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover to carry 10.9M names, 155 essays to Red Planet

Science
March 27 (UPI) -- NASA's Mars Perseverance rover is set to carry the names of 10,932,295 people to the Red Planet. The names, etched onto tiny silicon chips by an electron beam, were recently attached to an aluminum plate on the rover at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The names scheduled to be carried into space next year were submitted by participants in NASA's "Send Your Name to Mars" campaign. Silicon chips featuring the essays of 155 finalists from NASA's "Name the Rover" contest were also affixed to the aluminum plate, which was mounted on the rover's aft crossbeam. The plate features an etched illustration of Mars and Earth linked by the rays of the sun. Earlier this week, engineers began configuring the rover for its ride on the Atlas V rocket. "Steps included stowing the roboti...
Employees unable to take annual leave can carry it over for two years – government

Employees unable to take annual leave can carry it over for two years – government

Business
Employees who cannot take all their annual leave due to the coronavirus pandemic will be able to carry it over for two years, the business secretary has said.Alok Sharma spoke about the move at the government's daily briefing about the COVID-19 crisis on Saturday. He said: "We've introduced measures to ensure that workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave due to COVID-19 will now be able to carry that entitlement over into the next two years."This will protect staff from losing out, while providing businesses with flexibility when they need it most."NHS England director Stephen Powis said at the briefing it would be a "good result" if there were under 20,000 coronavirus deaths in the UK once the pandemic is over. ...
Kevin Harvick says it’s hard to carry a grudge in NASCAR

Kevin Harvick says it’s hard to carry a grudge in NASCAR

Sports
Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick has been involved in several driver-on-driver dust-ups during his racing career, but says "it's hard to carry a grudge" in NASCAR. The veteran race car driver compared current rivalries in the sport to Major League Baseball's New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox animosity, saying the clashes have cooled from what they once were. "I think a lot of that comes down, no offense, to the media, to social media," Harvick told UPI. Harvick, 43, will debut a new Busch X Big Buck Hunter paint scheme on his No. 4 Ford at the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Bojangles Southern 500 at 6 p.m. EDT Sunday at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. While this season has been somewhat tame when it comes to punch-for-punch exchanges between drivers, the past few seasons have seen ...
Watch live: Soyuz to carry new crew to space station on 50th anniversary of Apollo 11

Watch live: Soyuz to carry new crew to space station on 50th anniversary of Apollo 11

Science
July 20 (UPI) -- NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan isn't going to the moon, but he will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission with a trip to the International Space Station. Morgan will be joined inside the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft by Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos. The trio are scheduled to blast-off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:28 p.m. ET on Saturday, 9:28 p.m. local time. On Saturday evening, Morgan, Parmitano and Skvortsov will be welcomed onto the International Space Station, making the Expedition 60 crew a six-person team. The trip from Kazakhstan will last roughly 5.5 hours, with the spacecraft scheduled to dock at the station's Zvezda service module at 6:50 p.m. ET. The hatches w...
Germany’s Merkel vows to carry on despite coalition setback

Germany’s Merkel vows to carry on despite coalition setback

World
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her coalition government will continue despite the surprise resignation of the leader of its junior partner, the Social Democratic Party (SPD).Mrs Merkel said she respected the "far-reaching" decision by Andrea Nahles. Ms Nahles resigned after her centre-left party came third, behind Mrs Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Greens, in the European elections.She had been criticised by the SPD's left for remaining in the coalition.Ms Nahles became SPD leader in April 2018, replacing Martin Schulz who also resigned following the party's poor performance in elections. She was expected to run for the position again and her resignation took analysts by surprise.The coalition between the CDU an...