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Air Force X-37B lands successfully after completing record 780 days in orbit

Air Force X-37B lands successfully after completing record 780 days in orbit

Science
Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Mission 5 spaceplane set a new record as it landed Sunday at Florida's Kennedy Space Center after spending more than two years in orbit. The reusable unmanned spacecraft touched down at 3:51 a.m. after completing 780 days in orbit, breaking its own previous record of 718 days, and extending the total number of days spent on-orbit for the test vehicle program to 2,685. "This program continues to push the envelope as the world's only reusable space vehicle. With a successful landing today, the X-37B completed its longest flight to date and successfully completed all mission objectives," Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office director Randy Walden said. "This mission successfully hosted Air Force Research Laboratory Experiments, ...
Meir, Koch back in space station after completing first all-female spacewalk

Meir, Koch back in space station after completing first all-female spacewalk

Science
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are back inside the space station having completed a historic spacewalk -- the first featuring two women. The mission was originally supposed to last rough 5.5 hours, but the duo ended up spending 7 hours and 17 minutes outside the space station. After completing their main mission, replacing a broken power controller, Koch and Meir extended their time in space in order to complete some "get ahead" work, NASA announced on Twitter. The historic mission began on Friday morning, as the pair exited the International Space Station and commenced the 221st spacewalk in support of ISS. The two flight engineers switched their spacesuits to battery power just before 8 a.m. ET Friday. To begin the mission, the space station's robotic ...
SC seeks NBCC response on completing stalled Jaypee group projects

SC seeks NBCC response on completing stalled Jaypee group projects

Finance
The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from the NBCC on whether it is willing to give a revised proposal to complete the stalled projects of Jaypee group. A bench of justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari issued notice to the National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC) and sought its reply by Thursday. Additional Solicitor General Madhavi Divan, appearing for the Centre, said the government has held three meetings with various stakeholders and a decision has been taken that it was willing to give tax concession running into hundreds of crores to Jaypee group and enhanced compensation to farmers only if the NBCC is allowed to complete the stalled projects. Senior advocate F S Nariman and Anupam Lal Das, appearing for the Jaypee group, said they have no objection ...
Norwich City youngster James Maddison on the brink of completing move to Southampton – reports

Norwich City youngster James Maddison on the brink of completing move to Southampton – reports

Sports
Norwich’s valuation of Maddison has reportedly been met by Saints A number of clubs from England’s top tier have had Maddison on their radar after his outstanding 2017/18 season. However, it seems the south coast is his next destination as sources close to the Carrow Road club say Southampton boss Mark Hughes has been given permission to talk to the youngster after meeting the Championship club’s valuation for their star midfielder tonight. Maddison’s stock rose dramatically when it was revealed that he had created 54 chances for Norwich – more than any other player in the Premier League, Bundesliga, LaLiga, Serie A and Ligue 1. And after reportedly 48 hours of tough negotiations it appears Saints have got a deal for the England Under-2...
​600 homebuyers join hands, bid for completing a part of Jaypee project

​600 homebuyers join hands, bid for completing a part of Jaypee project

Finance
NEW DELHI: Among the 20-odd bidders for insolvency-hit Jaypee Infratech’s housing, hospital and road projects, including some top names from India Inc, there is an entity with no experience of construction and probably no documents to show its net worth -- a group of flat buyers from Kasa Isles who are pitching to take over some of the apartment blocks and construct it themselves. Over 600 buyers from the 16 towers of the project in Noida’s Sector 129 have come together under the umbrella of Kasa Isles Welfare Association and submitted their proposal to the resolution professional appointed by the National Company Law Tribunal. Now, they have approached the insolvency resolution professional with a formal offer. Aman Behal, a core committee member, said the association will need around...