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Watch live: NASA astronauts on way to space station in SpaceX capsule

Watch live: NASA astronauts on way to space station in SpaceX capsule

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., May 30 (UPI) -- NASA and SpaceX ended a nine-year absence of human spaceflight from U.S. soil Saturday when two astronauts lifted off toward a rendezvous with the International Space Station. The 3:22 p.m. EDT launch, under overcast skies, from Kennedy Space Center in Florida marked the first time since the final space shuttle mission in 2011 that NASA astronauts didn't have to rely on Russia to get into space. Advertisement NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, in comments earlier this week, called the launch a beacon of hope to a nation troubled by the COVID-19 pandemic and social strife, much in the same way the Apollo moon program boosted the nation's morale. The successful launch began a 19-hour journey for astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who are to dock with the...
George Floyd: Protesters set Minneapolis police station ablaze

George Floyd: Protesters set Minneapolis police station ablaze

World
A police station in Minneapolis has been set alight during a third night of protests over the death of an unarmed black man in custody on Monday. A police officer was filmed kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, 46, despite him saying he could not breathe. President Donald Trump said "thugs" were dishonouring his memory and called on the National Guard to restore order. Twitter accused Mr Trump of glorifying violence in a post that said: "When the looting starts, the shooting starts."Mr Floyd's family have demanded that the four police officers implicated in his death face murder charges. Prosecutors have said they are still gathering evidence.The incident has added to longstanding anger over the police killings of black America...
Russian cargo ship docks with space station

Russian cargo ship docks with space station

Technology
An unmanned Russian cargo capsule has docked with the International Space Station, bringing more than two tons of supplies to the three-person crewByThe Associated PressApril 25, 2020, 7:26 AM1 min read1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMOSCOW -- An unmanned Russian cargo capsule docked with the International Space Station, bringing more than 2 tons of supplies to the three-person crew. The Progress spacecraft docked at 0512 GMT Saturday, about 3 1/2 hours after blasting off from Russia’s Baikonur launch complex in Kazakhstan. The ship carried fuel, water, food, medicine and other supplies. There are three astronauts aboard the space station: Russia’s Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, and Chris Cassidy of the United States. Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: T
NASA astronaut launches to space station from Kazakhstan

NASA astronaut launches to space station from Kazakhstan

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April 9 (UPI) -- NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy launched to the International Space Station from Kazakhstan early Thursday morning with two Russian cosmonauts. The rocket lifted off on schedule at 4:05 a.m. EDT from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome, staring a six-hour journey of orbiting the Earth four times before catching up to the space station. The launch took place amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the passengers having undergone a two-week isolation period before departure. They had minimal human contact during that period, except for close monitoring of health conditions, according to NASA. "What's new for me is everyone around us is in quarantine for two weeks," Cassidy said in a NASA video leading up to the launch. As with most crewed Soyuz launches, very little additional equipmen...
NASA astronaut scheduled for launch to space station Thursday

NASA astronaut scheduled for launch to space station Thursday

Science
April 8 (UPI) -- NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy is scheduled to travel to the International Space Station from Kazakhstan early Thursday morning with two Russian cosmonauts. Liftoff of the Soyuz rocket is planned for 4:05 a.m. EDT from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome. That will start a six-hour journey, orbiting the Earth four times before catching up to the space station. The launch is scheduled amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the passengers having undergone a two-week isolation period before departure. They have very little human contact during that period, except for close monitoring of health conditions, according to NASA.[embedded content] As with most crewed Soyuz launches, very little additional equipment or science will be on board. A SpaceX cargo capsule delivered supplies to th...