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Military spaceplane for its first Space Force mission

Military spaceplane for its first Space Force mission On each of its successive flights - the first took place in 2010 - the solar-powered craft has remained in orbit for longer periods. Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett said this mission would be the first to use an attached compartment to carry out additional tests, and would host the highest number of experiments in the program's history. [Full Article...]

Tourism industry declares war on QLD Government

Tourism industry declares war on QLD Government Dr Young says while she'd like to give people some certainty, committing to a reopening date now would be "foolish". "Opening the borders prematurely would only harm the industry further if it caused COVID-19 to spread", Olsen said. "To set a date now. would not be common sense", Mr Gutwein said. There are now 12 active cases of COVID-19 in Queensland after a record day of testing saw 4800 t... [Full Article...]

Key aide to Vladimir Putin contracts coronavirus

Key aide to Vladimir Putin contracts coronavirus Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday confirmed that he tested positive for the coronavirus and was receiving treatment in hospital, according to the media report. Is Putin's health at risk? On May 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a televised address to the nation, said that the period of non-working days in Russia would end on May 12. [Full Article...]

SpaceX invites 2020 graduates to launch photos on historic ISS flight

SpaceX invites 2020 graduates to launch photos on historic ISS flight If you're curious to find out more about the daring mission, here is what you need to know. Demo-2 is part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program , which includes two commercial spaceflight agencies, SpaceX and Boeing, developing and sending crew capsules created to carry astronauts to and from the ISS. [Full Article...]

First Named Storm of 2020 Hurricane Season Forms Off Florida

First Named Storm of 2020 Hurricane Season Forms Off Florida Risky surf conditions are expected across the Southeast coast for the next few days, forecasters say. Some gusts over 20 miles per hour are possible. Swells associated with the storm could cause life-threatening rip currents. Risky marine conditions are also expected, with seas building to 8 to 10 feet creating treacherous conditions for mariners. [Full Article...]

Covid Patients Testing Positive After Recovery Aren’t Infectious, Study Shows

Covid Patients Testing Positive After Recovery Aren’t Infectious, Study Shows If any student tests positive for the virus, the entire school will switch to online classes until it is deemed safe for students to return. On Monday, the country's Centre for Disease Control (KCDC) announced that it had studied 400 recovered COVID-19 patients, 285 of whom re-tested positive for the virus after they recovered; the KCDC then traced the close contacts of those individuals and fou... [Full Article...]

NASA's human spaceflight chief ousted just before big launch

NASA's human spaceflight chief ousted just before big launch A source familiar with the situation would not characterize the "mistake" other than to say that it involved not following rules or regulations, and that Loverro had been asked to resign. Loverro came in as head of HEO in October , following the reassignment last summer of Bill Gersteinmaier, who led it for many years and reportedly left after clashing with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. [Full Article...]

Space Force dedicates mission launch to pandemic workers and victims

Space Force dedicates mission launch to pandemic workers and victims The X-37B runs various missions for the US, though its specific aims are actually classified. The ship returned from its fifth mission in October after spending 780 days in orbit. It is the 84th for an Atlas V rocket. "Our invincible American spirit drives us to motivate, collaborate, and innovate together to overcome adversity", Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett said in a statement ... [Full Article...]


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