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Astronaut quits halfway through training, 1st in 50 years

Astronaut quits halfway through training, 1st in 50 years

Technology
For the first time in 50 years, an astronaut-in-training is quitting NASA. Astronaut candidate Robb Kulin has resigned halfway through his two years of training at Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA spokeswoman Brandi Dean said his departure is effective Friday and that he is leaving for personal reasons that the space agency cannot discuss due to privacy laws. Kulin was among 12 new astronauts chosen last summer from a record 18,300 applicants. Kulin, 34, was working as a senior manager at SpaceX when selected and said at the time he was hoping to fly on a vehicle he helped design. SpaceX and Boeing are developing NASA's first commercial crew capsules, due to launch within the next year. He grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and worked as a commercial fisherman in Alaska and an ice drille...
Arsenal FC news: Laurent Koscielny back in training and ‘making very good progress’ from Achilles operation, reveals manager Unai Emery

Arsenal FC news: Laurent Koscielny back in training and ‘making very good progress’ from Achilles operation, reveals manager Unai Emery

Sports
GUNNERS BOOST Gunners boss suggests the French centre-back could be back in action before the end of 2018  Arsenal have been handed a boost as captain Laurent Koscielny returned to training on Thursday for the first time since having surgery on an Achilles injury. The France defender missed the World Cup after rupturing his Achilles in the Gunners’ Europa League semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid in May. Laurent Koscielny suffered injury heartbreak in the Europa League last season, ruling him out of the World Cup Initial reports suggested the 32-year-old may not play again in 2018. But manager Unai Emery has revealed Koscielny has stepped up his recovery and is ‘making good progress’ as he works his way ...
Everton FC transfer news: Lucas Digne leaves Barcelona pre-season training camp to seal Toffees move

Everton FC transfer news: Lucas Digne leaves Barcelona pre-season training camp to seal Toffees move

Sports
MERSEYSIDE BOUND Digne looks set to become Marco Silva's second signing as Everton manager Everton are reportedly on the verge of completing a deal to sign Barcelona defender Lucas Digne. The French international has been with the Barca squad for their pre-season tour of the USA and was an unused substitute in their penalty shootout win over Tottenham. Digne has 21 France appearances to his name but his lack or first-team football at Barca meant he missed out on a place in the squad at the World Cup However, the LaLiga champions have confirmed the left-back has been granted permission to return to Spain in order to finalise the transfer. They tweeted: “Lucas Digne travels today [Sunday] to Barcelona with the club’s permission to f...
Navy extends contract with Phoenix Air for electronic warfare training

Navy extends contract with Phoenix Air for electronic warfare training

Business
June 4 (UPI) -- The Defense Department modified a contract aimed at training aircrews in electronic warfare. The modified contract between the U.S. Navy and Phoenix Air Group, is valued at more than $ 14.6 million and extends the current period of performance by two years, expiring in November 2020. The deal, announced Friday, provides services in support of Navy electronic warfare aircraft training jamming systems. They are designed for "stand-off jamming for opposing force threat simulation during various levels of exercises for shipboard and aircrew tactics, aircraft weapon system operators and for procedures to counter potential enemy electronic attack threats," according to the Pentagon. Work on the contract will occur in Florida, California and Virginia. No funds will be obligated ...
Inside Tottenham Hotspur's training ground hotel being used for the first time by Brazil's World Cup squad

Inside Tottenham Hotspur's training ground hotel being used for the first time by Brazil's World Cup squad

Sports
Brazil's World Cup team are using The Lodge at Spurs' training ground Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Tottenham are set to make a mint from this brand new hotel located on their training ground in Enfield, north London. Situated on the site of Myddelton Farm, Spurs say The Lodge is a high quality private accommodation and treatment facilities for players and teams. According to tottenhamhotspur.com, the rooms are designed to maximise sleep, using 'ultra-comfortable mattresses to lighting that automatically changes temperature depending on the time of day.' The Lodge’s basement is dedicated to 'Wellness and Recovery', and includes a gym, an altitude chamber, massage beds and even a doctor’s surgery. 'Adjoining the gym is ...