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Watch live: Northrop Grumman to launch NASA's ICON satellite

Watch live: Northrop Grumman to launch NASA's ICON satellite

Science
Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman will launch NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite just after 3:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday aboard it's air-launched Pegasus XL rocket. Pegasus will be carried by and launch from Northrop Grumman's Stargazer L-1011 airplane from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch, which will be streamed live on NASA TV, carries the ICON satellite -- the 44th launch for Pegasus. NASA announced Tuesday that the weather forecast carries a 90 percent chance for favorable launch conditions. ICON will study the dynamic zone high in Earth's atmosphere where terrestrial weather meets space phenomena. The satellite will monitor the physics of near-Earth space and provide data for stopping its negative effects on technology and communications systems. ICON is based ...
Tattoo icon 'Zombie Boy' dies aged 32

Tattoo icon 'Zombie Boy' dies aged 32

Entertainment
The model and actor – also known as Zombie boy – took his own life, the celeb said.IHeartRadio Canada reported that he was found dead at his home in the Plateau-Mont-Royal neighborhood Montreal, Canada on Wednesday.Genest rose to fame after appearing in Lady Gaga’s Born This Way video in 2011, gaining fame due to his extravagant body art.He then went on to enjoy a successful career on the runway, including helping relaunch Jay-Z's label Roc-A-Wear in Europe in 2012. FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images DEAD: Rick Genest, star of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way video has died at the age of 32 Stars we've lost in 2018   Take a look through the g...
Bill Russell: Basketball icon spends night in Seattle hospital

Bill Russell: Basketball icon spends night in Seattle hospital

Sports
May 19 (UPI) -- Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell stayed overnight in a Seattle, Wash. hospital after suffering from dehydration. He was released on Saturday. The 12-time All-Star, 11-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer responded to concerns voiced on social media on Saturday with a Twitter statement. "Thank you everyone for the kind thoughts," Russell tweeted. "Yes I was taken to the hospital last night and as my wife likes to remind me I don't drink enough. On my way home and as most my friends know I don't have a heart to give me trouble." Russell, 84, lives in Seattle. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that an ambulance was rushed to the home and took him to a nearby hospital on Friday night.Thank you everyone for the kind thoughts, yes I was taken to the hospital last night & as...
‘To call Eric Bristow a legend is an understatement’ – PDC chief Barry Hearn pays tribute to a darts icon

‘To call Eric Bristow a legend is an understatement’ – PDC chief Barry Hearn pays tribute to a darts icon

Sports
Professional Darts Corporation chairman Barry Hearn has paid tribute to the late, great Eric Bristow.Darts is mourning one of its favourite sons after the death of five-time world champion died on Thursday, aged 60.Bristow suffered a heart attack after attending a corporate event in Liverpool ahead of the Premier League fixture at the Echo Arena.The Professional Darts Corporation announced his death midway through the night's play, with fans breaking into a spontaneous rendition of "There's only one Eric Bristow".Hearn joined talkSPORT on Thursday night to pay his tribute to the Crafty Cockney, who was a founding player of the PDC and one of the sport’s first superstars.Speaking on The Sports Bar, the darts chief said: “Legend is a word that is often misused, but in Eric Bristow’s case it’
Football icon Ronaldo reveals there was more behind THAT haircut at the 2002 World Cup

Football icon Ronaldo reveals there was more behind THAT haircut at the 2002 World Cup

Sports
Ronaldo's style attracted worldwide media attention Wednesday, March 21, 2018With millions aross the planet watching, the World Cup is the perfect opportunity to make a name for yourself as a footballer.But some also use the tournament to sport an iconic haircut and we have seen some classics over the years.From Bobby Charlton’s comb over swirling all over the shop as he helped England to a World Cup triumph in 1966 to Carlos Valderrama’s truly majestic blonde afro at France 98, we've seen it all. And who can forget former Brazilian striker Ronaldo’s somewhat questionable lid at the 2002 World Cup?But The Sun reported how Ronaldo revealed that the haircut was actually a ploy to distract the media attention from a leg injury he was carrying.It certainly had the desired effect as t