See Latest Happenings Aboard International Space Station
See Latest Happenings Aboard International Space Station
NASA Announces Atmospheric Waves Experiment
04 March, 2019, 04:09
The program involves NASA working with two partners, SpaceX and Boeing, to build revolutionary spacecraft to bring astronauts to the space station and low orbits around Earth.
A Falcon 9SpaceX rocket, ready for launch, sits on pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.
The only passenger is a life-size test dummy, named Ripley from the Alien movies. In this mission, SpaceX will be putting a crash-test dummy on board, in the driver's seat, to continuously monitor the surroundings and see if these rockets are fit to transport humans one day.
The next tricky step for the capsule will be docking at the ISS on Sunday at around 1100 GMT, with a return to Earth scheduled for next Friday.
Looking on were the two Nasa astronauts who will strap in as early as July for the second space demo, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken.
Boeing is also in the race to end NASA's eight-year drought of launching USA astronauts on US rockets from USA soil.
How will astronauts board the SpaceX Crew Dragon? It will not be tested until April, in a mission similar to SpaceX's.
The unmanned SpaceX Crew Dragon demonstration mission will test the spacecraft's capabilities and systems for crew transport to the ISS, a first for NASA and the worldwide space station.
As it's the inaugural launch, NASA officials said they don't expect everything to go off without a hitch. The Commercial Crew Program is a very big deal for NASA.
USA urges India, Pakistan to 'exercise restraint' The injured pilot was being treated at a military hospital, Ghafoor told a news conference in the garrison town of Rawalpindi. Pakistan said it had "taken strikes at [a] non-military target, avoiding human loss and collateral damage".
Hans Koenigsmann, vice-president of SpaceX's build and flight reliability, said the company is happy to be playing a role in getting humans into space.
SpaceX is hours away from a demo test flight of its new Dragon capsule designed for astronauts. It will then head back to Earth on March 8 where it will splash down in the Atlantic Ocean a few hundred kilometres off the Florida coast.
"I really believe in the future of space and I think it's important that we be. out there among the stars".
NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.
This flight is a milestone for NASA and for SpaceX. SpaceX plans to recycle the newly flying capsule for a high-altitude abort test this spring, along with a booster launched and retrieved a week ago.
The commercial spaceflight company has worked closely with NASA engineers to design a capsule that meets the agency's rigorous safety standards.
Whichever company delivers astronauts first wins a small US flag left at the station by the last shuttle crew in 2011.
The historic SpaceX launch will broadcast today via SpaceX's YouTube channel and NASA's online and terrestrial broadcasting.
Musk anticipates eventually selling Dragon rides to private citizens, much as the Russians have done, first to the space station and then perhaps beyond.
Since the beginning of the year, Clark County has seen 65 people with confirmed cases of the measles around the Vancouver area. Likewise, it can be very hard to combat the disease, as there is no specific treatment apart from pre-emptive vaccination.
Lack of cutting edge in front of goal in Barça defeat: "Apart from in the last game, we've scored goals, and scored quite a few". Yet up next for Barca is their second La Liga Clasico of the season as Real Madrid host them on Saturday at the Bernabeu.
An Indian military statement said that "out of anger and frustration", Pakistan initiated an "unprovoked cease-fire violation". Ghafoor, the Pakistani military spokesman, said the strikes were aimed at "avoiding human loss and collateral damage".
Parliament insist that the warnings are just another element of "Project Fear" to dissuade Britain from leaving the EU. If there is a deal, there will be no change for citizens and businesses until at least the end of 2020.
The woman, known only as Juliana, said: "When my husband came home, he thought that the rat was just sitting there at first". Photos of the rat showed its head and rotund torso poking out of the hole, with its bottom half obscured by the sewer cover.
The country already said it would be more active if Russian Federation were to try to influence the American elections again. Since those indictments, the breadth of the troll farm's activities have come to light.
Testifying before the House Oversight Committee, Cohen levelled a broad attack against the president's character. Cohen said Sater also talked with him about having Trump visit Russian Federation during the campaign.
Britain's Meghan Markle , Duchess of Sussex , arrives at the Casablanca Airport in Casablanca, Morocco, February 23, 2019. However, sources have revealed that the real reason was Meghan hurt her feelings by not coming to her wedding.
New Delhi has accused Pakistan of shielding militant group Jaish e Mohammad, which has claimed responsibility for the attack . An infuriated Islamabad denied casualties or damage, but a day later launched its own incursion across the LoC.
Russian Captain Crashes Cargo Ship Into Motorway Bridge
A KCG official said consuming alcohol aboard a vessel isn't punishable by law as long as the person doesn't steer the ship . The video footage has caught the moment exactly when the ship crashed into the side of the motorway bridge.
YouTube turning off comments to protect children
Parents should also look for alternatives to YouTube, such as Kids Netflix, ABC Kids, Amazon Prime and even old-school DVDs. Advertisers began to leave the popular video platform, leading YouTube to shut down comments on millions of accounts.
Tesla will only sell its vehicles online going forward
But the company said Thursday that the standard Model 3 , which will have a range of 220 miles, was now available for order . He said some stores would remain, but they would be converted to galleries and information centers, CNBC reports .
Arsenal taking it 'step by step' in race for fourth - Emery
Koscielny took a knock towards the end of the contest but Arsenal prepared for Saturday's north London derby in some style. But Arsenal were charitable enough to return the favour soon after as Leno played a short goal-kick into Matteo Guendouzi .
Ex-Packers coach Mike McCarthy berated high school refs
Although audio cannot be heard, McCarthy can be seen gesturing until the referees continued on their way and he turned and left. We haven't heard much from Mike McCarthy since the Packers fired him as head coach in early December.
A new 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' official trailer is here
Smith continues, as we see a shot of a very concerned Professor X ( James McAvoy ) staring at a levitating, glowing Jean Grey . Now, the film's director explains why we saw what we did, and why it was time for one of the most popular movie X-Men to die.
Khloé Kardashian throws shade at Jordyn Woods on Twitter
Like her career and rise to fame , she couldn't initiate the cleansing of her reputation all on her own - enter: The Smiths. The footage wastes no time getting to Khloe Kardashian , who's seen saying, "It's really hard to regain trust".