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Jan. 7 date set for first SpaceX unmanned capsule to International Space Station

Jan. 7 date set for first SpaceX unmanned capsule to International Space Station

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Nov. 24 (UPI) -- NASA has set a Jan. 7 dated for an sending an unmmanned SpaceX capsule on its maiden voyage to the International Space Station. Crew Dragon's commercial flight will be known as Demo-1 or DM-1, NASA said in a news release earlier this week. Crew Dragon will lift off from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at the Kennedy Space Center's Complex 39A launchpad, where the Apollo 11 mission took off for the moon in 1969. SpaceX, which is owned by Elon Musk, now leases the launch pad. In an updated timetable, NASA is planning the first operational mission with commercial crew to take place next June and a second one in December. The Crew Dragon can seat three passengers. A SpaceX competitor, Boeing, is planning an uncrewed Orbital Flight Test next March and a manned flight in August. Both...
Famous birthdays for Jan. 25: Alicia Keys, Michael Trevino

Famous birthdays for Jan. 25: Alicia Keys, Michael Trevino

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Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Aquarius.They include:-- Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1759-- Soap maker and philanthropist William Colgate in 1783-- Author W. Somerset Maugham in 1874-- Author Virginia Woolf in 1882-- Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell in 1918-- Football Hall of Fame member Lou Groza in 1924-- Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino in 1933-- Singer Etta James in 1938 File Photo by Heinz Ruckemann/UPI -- Football Hall of Fame member Carl Eller in 1942 (age 76)-- Actor Leigh Taylor-Young in 1945 (age 73)-- Track star Steve Prefontaine in 1951-- Actor Jenifer Lewis in 1957 (age 61)-- Actor Dinah Manoff in 1958 (age 60)-- Singer Alicia Keys in 1981 (age 37)-- Actor Michael Trevino in 1985 (age 33) File Photo by Dav...
Famous birthdays for Jan. 12: Christiane Amanpour, Zayn Malik

Famous birthdays for Jan. 12: Christiane Amanpour, Zayn Malik

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Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Capricorn.They include:-- French fairy tale writer Charles Perrault, author of the Mother Goose stories, in 1628-- Painter John Singer Sargent in 1856-- Novelist Jack London in 1876-- World War II Nazi leader Hermann Goering in 1893-- Mentalist The Amazing Kreskin (born George Joseph Kresge) in 1935 (age 83)-- Champion heavyweight boxer Joe Frazier in 1944 File Photo by Heinz Ruckemann/UPI -- Radio personality Rush Limbaugh in 1951 (age 67)-- Radio personality Howard Stern in 1954 (age 64)-- Journalist Christiane Amanpour in 1958 (age 60)-- Actor Kirstie Alley in 1951 (age 67)-- Actor Oliver Platt in 1960 (age 58)-- Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos in 1964 (age 54) File Photo by Albin Lohr-Jones/Pool ...
Famous birthdays for Jan. 6: Kate McKinnon, Norman Reedus

Famous birthdays for Jan. 6: Kate McKinnon, Norman Reedus

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Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Capricorn.They include:-- French battlefield leader St. Joan of Arc in 1412-- Frenchman Jacques-√Čtienne Montgolfier, who, with his brother, invented the hot air balloon, in 1745-- German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, who discovered the ruins of ancient Troy, in 1822-- Sam Rayburn, D-Texas, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, in 1882-- Lebanese writer Khalil Gibran in 1883-- Baseball Hall of Fame member Early Wynn in 1920-- Golf Hall of Fame member Cary Middlecoff in 1921-- Auto executive John DeLorean in 1925-- Author E.L. Doctorow in 1931-- U.S. football coach and broadcaster Lou Holtz in 1937 (age 81)-- Actor Bonnie Franklin in 1944 File Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI -- Rock and Roll Hall of