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Northrop launches International Space Station cargo mission from Virginia

Northrop launches International Space Station cargo mission from Virginia

Science
Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman successfully launched its Cygnus cargo capsule to the International Space Station from Virginia on Saturday without a hitch. Liftoff of the Antares rocket came on time at 3: 21 p.m. EST. The Cygnus capsule is carrying 8,000 pounds of science experiments, crew supplies and hardware. The company postponed a launch attempt Friday due to strong high-altitude winds, which can knock a rocket off its course as it ascends. The company's Antares rocket will carry a disposable capsule on Northrop's CRS-13 mission from Pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.[embedded content] A previous launch attempt on Sunday had been scrubbed less than three minutes before liftoff time because of "off-nominal data" from sensors on the gr...
Venus Williams pulls out of Brisbane International after training setback

Venus Williams pulls out of Brisbane International after training setback

Sports
Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Venus Williams will not play in the 2020 Brisbane International tennis tournament after sustaining an injury setback during a training session. Williams, 39, had been given a wild card entry for the tournament, which begins Jan. 6 in Brisbane, Queensland in Australia. The Women's Tennis Association confirmed her withdraw Tuesday. The former world No. 1 was set to make up one of the strongest fields in Brisbane International history. Sloane Stephens, Elina Svitolina, Samantha Stosur, Ashleigh Barty, Alja Tomljanovic, Karolina Plskova, Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova and Angelique Kerber are also expected to participate in the event. Former Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova announced Tuesday that she was awarded with a wild card entry at Brisbane. "I've missed the fans, I've m...
Cristiano Ronaldo now has 98 GOALS for Portugal after latest hat-trick and is closing in on all-time international record

Cristiano Ronaldo now has 98 GOALS for Portugal after latest hat-trick and is closing in on all-time international record

Sports
Cristiano Ronaldo is not done yet. While the 34-year-old has been substituted in his last two Juventus games having not quite been at his best for the Serie A side, on the international stage he continues to be unstoppable. AFP Ronaldo is still performing at an increbible level for his country On Thursday night, Ronaldo hit a hat-trick in a 6-0 win over Lithuania to put his country on the verge of a place at the Euro 2020 finals. The treble was the 55th of Ronaldo’s incredible career and his ninth at international level. He has netted 13 times in his past seven caps alone, and his remarkable tally for Portugal now stands at 98 goals in 163 appearances. With no signs of Ronaldo letting up, it seems a certainty that he will become the highest goalscore
China tests Mars lander in international cooperation push

China tests Mars lander in international cooperation push

Technology
China has invited observers to a test of its Mars lander as it pushes for inclusion in more global space projectsBy SAMUEL McNEIL Associated PressNovember 14, 2019, 8:01 AM3 min read China invited observers to a successful test Thursday of its Mars lander as the country pushes for inclusion in more global space projects. The demonstration of hovering, obstacle avoidance and deceleration capabilities was conducted at a site outside Beijing simulating conditions on the Red Planet, where the pull of gravity is about one-third that of Earth. China plans to launch a lander and rover to Mars next year to explore parts of the planet in detail. China's burgeoning space program achieved a lunar milestone earlier this year by landing a probe on the mysterious far side of the moon. It has developed r...
Unmanned Soyuz docking at International Space Station aborted; another try planned

Unmanned Soyuz docking at International Space Station aborted; another try planned

Science
Aug. 24 (UPI) -- An unmanned Russian Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft aborted a docking with the International Space Station and another attempted is planned no earlier than Monday, space officials said Saturday. The spacecraft, which was maneuvered by a robot called Skybot F-850, was aborted at 1:36 a.m. EDT, NASA said in a blog post. After liftoff Wednesday night, the spacecraft made 34 orbits of Earth en route to its anticipated docking. Instead it came within roughly 330 feet from the ISS. The docking could not be attempted manually because there wasn't a necessary system on board the Soyuz, a NASA announcer said during the live broadcast. There is no threat to the International Space Station and its crew, according to Russian space agency Roscosmos in a report by state-run TASS. The Soyuz is...