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NASA said this spacewalk, the first of three, is part of an overall upgrade of the International Space Station's power system. Hague, EV-2, is wearing an unmarked suit and using helmet camera 17. McClain will be joined by NASA's Christina Koch, who'll be making her first-ever spacewalk. The original nickel-hydrogen batteries have become less capable of holding a charge over time.
  • Toyota Is Building Japan's Fuel Cell-Powered Moon Rover

    Toyota Is Building Japan's Fuel Cell-Powered Moon Rover

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    Speaking about the Moon Rover, Toyota President Akio Toyoda said, "The automotive industry has long done business with the concepts of "hometown" and "home country" largely in mind". The agreement is meant to promote Japanese technological knowhow. Even with the limited amount of energy that can be transported to the moon, the pressurized rover would have a total lunar-surface cruising range of more than 10,000 km.
  • Teachers Union Backs Youth Climate Strike

    Teachers Union Backs Youth Climate Strike

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    The move - revealed in a letter from council chief Annemarie O'Donnell to Glasgow's Green MSP Patrick Harvie - represents a shift in the council's message from before the last youth climate strike . Misky Noor, another BHS junior, expressed her disapproval of current politics surrounding climate change. "It is unusual for such a wide range of experts to agree on a common cause, but when it comes to climate change we all acknowledged that we need to listen to the voices of young people and ...
  • Natural Power welcomes Offshore Wind Sector Deal

    Natural Power welcomes Offshore Wind Sector Deal

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    Wind Power Casting Market reports offer detail insights on current market competition worldwide covering top-line vendors list, drivers, and keyword market growth prospects analysed for past and future during 2019 to 2024. Chris Claydon, chief executive of the ECITB , said: "The ECITB welcomes the Offshore Wind Sector Deal". This marks a welcome change in tone from the UK Government, moving towards the very supportive tone and already published strategies of the Scottish government for ...
  • SpaceX Crew Spacecraft Lands Safely After Space Station Mission

    SpaceX Crew Spacecraft Lands Safely After Space Station Mission

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    This was the first time in fifty years that an astronaut capsule landed in the Atlantic Ocean and SpaceX's first orbital test mission . While docked at the ISS, humans entered the vehicle for the first time ever, in space . The Crew Dragon capsule was launched on March 2nd from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida and spent five days at the ISS. The live stream showed the capsule's protective shell had been weathered from intense heat during the atmospheric ...
  • SpaceX Crew Dragon Set For Splashdown In Atlantic Ocean

    SpaceX Crew Dragon Set For Splashdown In Atlantic Ocean

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    The re-entry is one of the biggest tests of the Dragon and of SpaceX , the company founded by Musk in 2002 with the ultimate goal of flying humans to Earth's orbit and beyond. The procedure went smoothly and as of 12:39 p.m. PT, Ripley - SpaceX's astronaut dummy - has been locked away in the Crew Dragon ready to deploy.
  • SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule Docks With ISS

    SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule Docks With ISS

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    All the things went just about completely, and now it's clear that SpaceX is within the lead and forward of competitor Boeing within the race to offer NASA with the means to ship astronauts into area each time it needs. The rocket was the first American-made spacecraft capable of carrying humans to dock with the ISS. Docking Adapter will act like parking spots for further capsules going into the Earth's orbit.
  • Israel's First Spacecraft to Moon Sends Selfie

    Israel's First Spacecraft to Moon Sends Selfie

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    The mission partners, NGO SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries , launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on February 22. The 585-kilogram (1,290-pound) craft took off atop a Falcon 9 rocket from the private USA -based SpaceX company of entrepreneur Elon Musk.
  • SpaceX Dragon capsule approaches ISS for docking

    SpaceX Dragon capsule approaches ISS for docking

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    The mission is a test launch and only has a dummy on board the capsule ahead of a manned flight scheduled for later this year. "This mission puts us a step closer toward re-establishing American access of American astronauts, on American rockets, from American soil to the ISS for the first time since the Space Shuttle retired in 2011".
  • ACE Responds to Wheeler's Confirmation as EPA Chief

    ACE Responds to Wheeler's Confirmation as EPA Chief

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    The next day, David Bernhardt, a former oil lobbyist and No. 2 at the Department of the Interior, became acting secretary when Ryan Zinke resigned amid mounting ethics investigations. In December, Wheeler delivered another two victories to the coal industry that, until mid-2017, had paid him to lobby the government. ✅Weakening requirements that protect communities from accidents at chemical plants.
  • SpaceX launches capsule bound for International Space Station

    SpaceX launches capsule bound for International Space Station

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    The robot is "fitted with sensors around the head, neck and spine to record everything an astronaut would experience throughout the mission", Anna Heiney wrote in a NASA blog . Needless to say, there's a lot riding on this demonstration and NASA is hoping that SpaceX knocked it out of the park. SpaceX needs to nail the debut of the capsule before putting people on board later this year.
  • Giant Amazon spider caught dragging possum in rainforest

    Giant Amazon spider caught dragging possum in rainforest

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    Researchers from the University of Michigan , US shared the video along with a paper in Amphibian & Reptile Conservation describing the weird encounter. After reviewing the footage, an expert at the American Museum of Natural History confirmed it was the first documentation of a spider preying on an opossum.
  • SpaceX's Dragon Crew capsule set for historic test

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    A SpaceX rocket with a newly designed unmanned crew capsule blasted off on Saturday for the International Space Station, in a key milestone for Elon Musk's space company and NASA's long-delayed goal to resume human spaceflight from USA soil later this year.
  • NASA heliophysics fleet plans first ever mission to study space weather

    NASA heliophysics fleet plans first ever mission to study space weather

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    NASA's Doug Hurley and Boeing's Christopher Ferguson-who both flew that final shuttle mission-will test drive the new commercial capsules. Kathy Lueders, program manager for NASA's Commercial Crew Program , said it's critical to wring out as much of the risk posed by a brand-new vehicle as possible before people climb on board.