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NASA call for astronauts draws 12,000 spaceflight hopefuls

NASA call for astronauts draws 12,000 spaceflight hopefuls

Technology
NASA's latest call for astronauts has drawn 12,000 spaceflight hopefulsBy MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace WriterApril 1, 2020, 8:12 PM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Who wants to be an astronaut? More than 12,000 people do, resulting in NASA's second-largest group of astronaut hopefuls. NASA said Wednesday that Americans from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories applied to be part of the space agency's next astronaut class. The monthlong application period ended Tuesday. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said this next class of astronauts will help explore the moon and pave the way to Mars. They also could find themselves at the International Space Station, using new commercial capsules to get there. "...
Fallon Sherrock draws on Premier League Darts debut in pulsating encounter against Glen Durrant

Fallon Sherrock draws on Premier League Darts debut in pulsating encounter against Glen Durrant

Sports
Fallon Sherrock’s incredible rise continued on Thursday night as she made her Premier League Darts debut on Thursday night. And it was nearly a dream night for Sherrock, who narrowly missed out on a win against Glen Durrant in Nottingham, the pair playing out an entertaining 6-6 draw. Getty Images - Getty Sherrock came so close to beating the three-time BDO champion The 25-year-old shot to fame thanks to her brilliant performances at the 2019 PDC World Championship, where she became the first woman to win at the famous Alexandra Palace tournament. She beat Ted Evetts and eleventh seed Mensur Suljovic, receiving support from the likes of tennis great Bille Jean-King and Hollywood A-lister Sarah-Jessica Parker. Her next challenge saw her take on Durran...