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Victor Glover becomes first Black astronaut on NASA’s extended space station

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One of Biden’s First Acts as President-Elect Was to Antagonize Kim Jong Un

SEOUL—President-elect Joe Biden is signaling a return to reality in U.S. policy toward North Korea after President Trump failed to sweet talk Kim Jong Un into giving up his nukes and the missiles that could fire them at distant targets, including the U.S.While Kim and the North Korean state media machine remain silent on the election, Biden chose to mark Veterans’ Day with a visit to a memorial to Korean War veterans, paying homage to their sacrifice and U.S. support of South Korea against the North.The decision of Biden, with his wife Jill, to lay a wreath at the memorial in Philadelphia “should send a positive message about reinforcing and sustaining the strength of the alliance,” said David Maxwell, a retired Army special forces officer who served five tours in South Korea.Maxwell, now senior

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Space Foundation and mindSpark Learning Partner to Bring Virtual Learning Series to More Coloradans Through reSOLVE for Families

Participants Will Have Access to Space Foundation Resources and Learn the Best Ways to Support Students in Virtual Learning

DENVER and COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo., Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Colorado school districts are once again moving more classes online as the state’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise. To support parents and caregivers in juggling remote learning with careers, personal life, and household responsibilities, mindSpark Learning, a Denver-based national nonprofit dedicated to empowering educators with industry-oriented professional learning experiences, and Space Foundation, a 501(c)(3) global space advocate for 37 years, today announced their partnership to bring mindSpark’s reSOLVE for Families series to more caregivers across the state of Colorado.

Together, mindSpark Learning and Space Foundation are offering reSOLVE for Families to all Colorado parents and caregivers at no cost to provide them with expert guidance on navigating remote learning and supporting the social-emotional wellness of their students and households during

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‘One heck of a ride’: SpaceX launches astronauts into space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station on Sunday, NASA’s first full-fledged mission sending a crew into orbit aboard a privately owned spacecraft.

SpaceX’s newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, which the crew has dubbed Resilience, lifted off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 7:27 p.m. eastern time (0027 GMT on Monday) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

“That was one heck of a ride,” astronaut Mike Hopkins said from Crew Dragon to SpaceX mission control about an hour after liftoff. “There was a lot of smiles.”

Crew Dragon will gradually raise its orbit for the next 27 hours through a series of onboard thruster firings, giving the astronauts time to eat pre-packaged dinners and roughly eight hours to rest before docking at the International Space Station at

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SpaceX launches astronauts on mission to the International Space Station

(Reuters) — Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station on Sunday, NASA’s first full-fledged mission sending a crew into orbit aboard a privately owned spacecraft.

SpaceX’s newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, which the crew has dubbed Resilience, lifted off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 7:27 p.m. eastern time (0027 GMT on Monday) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

“That was one heck of a ride,” astronaut Mike Hopkins said from Crew Dragon to SpaceX mission control about an hour after liftoff. “There was a lot of smiles.”

Crew Dragon will gradually raise its orbit for the next 27 hours through a series of onboard thruster firings, giving the astronauts time to eat pre-packaged dinners and roughly eight hours to rest before docking at the International Space Station at 11 p.m. eastern time on Monday.

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SpaceX Speeds Astronauts to Space Station in Milestone Trip

(Bloomberg) — Four astronauts are cruising to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX capsule in the company’s first regular NASA mission to the International Space Station.



The interior of SpaceX's new seven-seat Dragon V2 spacecraft, the companys next generation version of the Dragon ship designed to carry astronauts into space, is seen at a press conference to unveil the space capsule, in Hawthorne, California on May 29, 2014.


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The interior of SpaceX’s new seven-seat Dragon V2 spacecraft, the companys next generation version of the Dragon ship designed to carry astronauts into space, is seen at a press conference to unveil the space capsule, in Hawthorne, California on May 29, 2014.

The Dragon capsule is scheduled to arrive at about 11 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, more than 27 hours after blasting off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Dragon was performing as expected in orbit and would approach the station and dock automatically as programmed, said Kathy Lueders, the NASA associate administrator who oversees human spaceflight.

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“It was a beautiful launch,” she said at a news conference late Sunday after the launch, adding

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SpaceX launches first full crew to the International Space Station

“By working together through these difficult times, you’ve inspired the nation, the world, and in no small part the name of this incredible vehicle, Resilience,” Commander Mike Hopkins said right before liftoff.

Once reaching orbit, he radioed: “That was one heck of a ride.”

Sidelined by the coronavirus himself, SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk was forced to monitor the action from afar. He tweeted that he “most likely” had a moderate case of covid-19. NASA policy at Kennedy Space Center requires anyone testing positive for coronavirus to quarantine and remain isolated.

Sunday’s launch follows by just a few months SpaceX’s two-pilot test flight. It kicks off what NASA hopes will be a long series of crew rotations between the United States and the space station, after years of delay. More people means more science research at the orbiting lab, according to officials.

Cheers and applause erupted at SpaceX

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SpaceX Speeding Astronauts to Space Station in Milestone Flight

(Bloomberg) — Four astronauts are cruising to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX capsule in the company’s first regular NASA mission to the International Space Station.



The interior of SpaceX's new seven-seat Dragon V2 spacecraft, the companys next generation version of the Dragon ship designed to carry astronauts into space, is seen at a press conference to unveil the space capsule, in Hawthorne, California on May 29, 2014.


© Photographer: ROBYN BECK/AFP
The interior of SpaceX’s new seven-seat Dragon V2 spacecraft, the companys next generation version of the Dragon ship designed to carry astronauts into space, is seen at a press conference to unveil the space capsule, in Hawthorne, California on May 29, 2014.

The Dragon capsule is scheduled to arrive at the orbiting lab at about 11 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, more than 27 hours after blasting off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The first stage of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed on a drone ship about nine minutes after lift off.

The Crew-1 mission marks a crucial milestone in the development of a space industry in which private-sector companies provide business and tourism services in

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SpaceX launches 4 astronauts to space station, beginning new era for NASA

Lighting up the night sky, four astronauts shot into orbit atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Sunday for a 27-hour voyage to the International Space Station in the first operational flight of a commercially developed Crew Dragon capsule.

Highlighting NASA’s ongoing drive to end its sole reliance on Russian Soyuz spacecraft, the Falcon 9’s first stage engines ignited with a torrent of flaming exhaust at 7:27 p.m., pushing the 229-foot-tall rocket away from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center atop 1.7 million pounds of thrust.

Commander Michael Hopkins, pilot Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi, strapped into the capsule they named “Resilience,” monitored the ascent on large touch-screen displays as the rocket quickly accelerated, arcing away to the northeast over the Atlantic Ocean.

NASA and SpaceX ruled out a launch try Saturday due to expected high winds across Florida’s Space Coast and rough seas that prevented

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SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday on the first full-fledged taxi flight for NASA by a private company.

The Falcon rocket thundered into the night from Kennedy Space Center with three Americans and one Japanese, the second crew to be launched by SpaceX. The Dragon capsule on top — named Resilience by its crew in light of this year’s many challenges, most notably Covid-19 — was due to reach the space station late Monday and remain there until spring.

Sidelined by the virus himself, SpaceX founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk was forced to monitor the action from afar. He tweeted that he “most likely” had a moderate case of Covid-19. NASA policy at Kennedy Space Center requires anyone testing positive for coronavirus to quarantine and remain isolated.

Sunday’s launch follows by just a few months SpaceX’s two-pilot test flight. It

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SpaceX, NASA set for first operational astronaut mission to space

By Joey Roulette

(Reuters) – SpaceX, the rocket company of high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, was due on Sunday to launch four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station, NASA’s first full-fledged mission sending a crew into orbit aboard a privately owned spacecraft.

SpaceX’s newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, which the crew has dubbed Resilience, was set for liftoff atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 7:27 p.m. Eastern time (0027 GMT on Monday) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Less than an hour before liftoff, weather forecasts improved to an 80% favorability for launch. Mission personnel left the launchpad, and the crew access arm – the walkway between the launch tower and rocket – retracted, setting the stage for the spacecraft’s launch escape system to be armed and mission teams to start loading the Falcon 9 rocket with fuel.

An air leak caused an unexpected

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