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Marines send F-35B on first combat strike

Marines send F-35B on first combat strike

Business
Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The Marine Corps' F-35B Lightning II has conducted its first combat strike, a ground clearance operation to support Operation Freedom's Sentinel in Afghanistan. The F-35B launched an airstrike for ground clearance operations on Thursday, which was deemed effective by commanders on the ground. "The F-35B is a significant enhancement in theater amphibious and air warfighting capability, operational flexibility, and tactical supremacy," Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, said in a statement. "As part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, this platform supports operations on the ground from international waters, all while enabling maritime superiority that enhances stability and security," Stearney said. The 13th Marine Expeditionary Un...
Hayabusa-2: Japan's rovers send pictures from asteroid

Hayabusa-2: Japan's rovers send pictures from asteroid

Science
Japan's space agency (JAXA) has made history by successfully landing two robotic explorers on the surface of an asteroid.The two small "rovers", which were despatched from the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft on Friday, will move around the 1km-wide space rock known as Ryugu.The asteroid's low gravity means they can hop across it, capturing temperatures and images of the surface."Both rovers are in good condition," the agency confirmed on Saturday. Skip Twitter post by @haya2e_jaxa We are sorry we have kept you waiting! MINERVA-II1 consists of two rovers, 1a & 1b. Both rovers are confirmed to have landed on the surface of Ryugu. They are in good condition and have transmitted photo...
Celtic 1-0 Rosenborg: Leigh Griffiths scores late winner off the bench to send Celtic Park wild

Celtic 1-0 Rosenborg: Leigh Griffiths scores late winner off the bench to send Celtic Park wild

Sports
MATCH REPORT Brendan Rodgers' men finally found a way past the stubborn Norwegians to secure three vital Europa League points Leigh Griffiths came off the bench to score a late winner for Celtic in their Europa League Group B opener against old foes Rosenborg at Parkhead. The Hoops knocked the Norwegian outfit out of the Champions League qualifiers earlier in the season and also in 2017. Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring the winner That familiarity appeared to contribute to an insipid first 45 minutes which ended with visiting keeper Andre Hansen touching a shot from Odsonne Edouard on to the outside of the post. The Scottish champions continued their struggle in the second half until the 87th minute when Griffiths, on for Edouard, headed in...
SpaceX changes plans to send tourists around the moon

SpaceX changes plans to send tourists around the moon

Technology
SpaceX said it has signed the first private moon traveler, with some changes to its original game plan. The big reveal on who it is — and when the flight to the moon will be — will be announced Monday at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California. It's not the same mission SpaceX founder Elon Musk outlined last year. The original plan called for two paying passengers to fly around the moon this year, using a Falcon Heavy rocket and a Dragon crew capsule. At the time, Musk said the pair approached SpaceX about sending them on a weeklong flight and paid a "significant" deposit for the trip. The new strategy is to still fly around the moon, but using an even bigger SpaceX rocket still in development that has its own dedicated passenger ship. And now, it appears there wi...
Pentagon may send teams to find more U.S. remains in North Korea

Pentagon may send teams to find more U.S. remains in North Korea

World
July 27 (UPI) -- As the United States accepted what is presumed to be the remains of 55 U.S. service members killed during the Korean War, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Friday he would consider sending military teams to North Korea to search for the bodies of thousands of U.S. troops believed to be missing there. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon on Friday the next step in searching for and bringing home the other remains could happen if relations between Pyongyang and Washington improve. "It's certainly something we're interested in exploring with the North Koreans," Mattis said. "We look at it as a first step of a restored process, so we do want to explore additional efforts to bring others home -- perhaps have our own teams go in." Joint U.S. and North Korean efforts to disc...