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Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings

Technology
Spacewalking astronauts have installed support frames at the International Space Station for new solar panels arriving later this yearBy MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace WriterFebruary 28, 2021, 9:54 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Spacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the International Space Station later this year.NASA's Kate Rubins and Victor Glover put the first set of mounting brackets and struts together, then bolted them into place next to the station's oldest and most degraded solar wings. But the work took longer than expected, and they barely got started on the second set before calling it quits.Rubins will finish the job during a second spacewalk lat...

Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal signing Odegaard on loan, Celtic eye Crystal Palace ace, West Ham prep £16m King bid, Manchester United lead Veron race

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest football news and biggest transfer gossip with the January window in full swing. HEADLINES Premier League done deals: Every completed transfer in the 2021 January window Leicester in Christian Eriksen enquiry but Foxes not willing to meet Inter Milan outcast’s £300,000-a-week wages Arsenal to sign Martin Odegaard from Real […] talkSPORT
Prep races for the Arc, Breeders’ Cup dominate weekend horse racing

Prep races for the Arc, Breeders’ Cup dominate weekend horse racing

Sports
Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A fascinating weekend of ups and downs included six "Win and You're In" races for the November Breeders' Cup World Championships and the long-feared announcement the event will be run Nov. 6-7 without fans in the stands at Keeneland. The qualifying races ran from France to Ireland to Kentucky Downs with at least a few of the Irish winners likely to accept the Breeders' Cup bids. In France, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was much more center stage in contenders planning -- but you never know. Advertisement Also, Barney Roy won in Germany, things started heating up in Japan, Hong Kong and Australia. The no-fans announcement was downer for fans, Keeneland, Lexington and Breeders' Cup but tempered at least for horsemen by a commitment to maintain the 2019 purse level of $ 31 ...
NYC delays start of school year to do more virus safety prep

NYC delays start of school year to do more virus safety prep

Health
NEW YORK -- New York City postponed students' return to classrooms by more than a week to keep working on coronavirus safety precautions, announcing the delay Tuesday after teachers said they might OK a strike over the city's drive to open schools.The change came nine days before the nation's largest public school system was set to resume teaching students face-to-face.Now, instead of starting a mix of in-person and remote learning on Sept. 10, the city's more than 1 million public school students will start remote-only classes Sept. 16. In-school instruction will begin Sept. 21.“It is a revision that still allows us to keep things moving forward on a tight timeline, but with additional preparation time,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.That time is to be spent finishing virus-safety steps that ...
Adidas, Delta Faucet, others prep research projects for International Space Station

Adidas, Delta Faucet, others prep research projects for International Space Station

Science
Feb. 20 (UPI) -- NASA is preparing to send a variety of new scientific research projects to the International Space Station, including an experiment designed by the shoe company Adidas, among others. Officials from NASA, as well as representatives from several companies, outlined some of the 20 projects headed to the ISS on March 2 aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft during a press briefing on Thursday. Michael Roberts, interim chief scientist for the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, said the amount of revenue generated by contracts with commercial partners has steadily increased over the last several years. "This demonstrates a heightened demand by these companies to utilize the unique space environment on the International Space Station," Roberts said. Roberts and h...