Nepal | July 11, 2020

SpaceX Crew Dragon delivers two NASA astronauts to International Space Station

SpaceX Crew Dragon delivers two NASA astronauts to International Space Station

Reuters
Share Now:

Nearly 24 hours after launching from Florida, SpaceX‘s Crew Dragon capsule delivered NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station on Sunday, marking the first US space capsule to do so with a crew since 2011. The space station’s current crew welcomed them aboard with hugs and handshakes on schedule at 1:25 p.m. EDT, after executing a critical spacecraft docking milestone and kicking off the crew‘s potentially months-long stay in the orbital laboratory.


NASA resumes human spaceflight from US soil with historic SpaceX launch

SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans into orbit from Florida on Saturday in a landmark mission marking the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from US soil in nine years. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center at 3:22 p.m. EDT (1922 GMT), launching Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on a 19-hour ride aboard the company’s newly designed Crew Dragon capsule bound for the International Space Station.


Prototype of new SpaceX rocket Starship explodes on Texas test pad

A prototype of SpaceX‘s upcoming heavy-lift rocket, Starship, exploded on Friday during ground tests in south Texas as Elon Musk’s space company pursued an aggressive development schedule to fly the launch vehicle for the first time. The testing explosion was unrelated to SpaceX‘s upcoming launch of two NASA astronauts from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center using a different rocket system, the Falcon 9 with the Crew Dragon capsule fixed on top.


Millipede from Scotland is world’s oldest-known land animal

A fossilised millipede-like creature discovered in Scotland may represent the oldest-known land animal, a humble pioneer of terrestrial living 425 million years ago that helped pave the way for the throngs that would eventually inhabit Earth’s dry parts. Researchers said the fossil of the Silurian Period creature, called Kampecaris obanensis and unearthed on the island of Kerrera in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, inhabited a lakeside environment and likely ate decomposing plants. Fossils of the oldest-known plant with a stem, called Cooksonia, were found in the same ancient lake region as Kampecaris.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Nepal at high risk of yet another locust invasion, five large swarms expected to fly in

KATHMANDU: Nepal could possibly be swarmed by locusts yet again as a large swarm is seen moving northward from Rajasthan of India, warned Plant Quarantine and Pesticide Management Centre. Five swarms of locusts are currently spaced out at 400 hectors of the area around Sikar of Rajasthan of India Read More...

In Pictures: Health workers at the frontline

  A health worker collects throat swabs for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing of patients at Teku-based Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, in Kathmandu, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Read More...

Seven killed in landslides at various places in Pokhara

POKHARA: Seven persons were killed in landslides triggered by incessant rain at three places in Pokhara Metropolitan City of Kaski district today. Five persons were killed in Sarangkot, Pokhara-18, and one each at two other places. Landslide debris buried the house belonging to Tanka Bahad Read More...

30 missing as monsoon-disasters strike Myagdi

POKHARA: As many as 29 persons have gone missing as rain-triggered landslides carried them away in various parts of Myagdi district. Among the missing, 12 are from Dhawalagiri Rural Municipality-6, eight from Malika Rural Munciipality-7, seven from Rikha and one each from Thulogaun and Namruk, in Read More...

Kazakhstan denies Chinese reports of pneumonia deadlier than coronavirus

SHANGHAI: Kazakhstan dismissed as incorrect on Friday a warning by China's embassy for its citizens to guard against an outbreak of pneumonia in the central Asian nation that it described as being more lethal than the coronavirus. In a statement late on Thursday on its official WeChat account, Read More...

Tropical Storm Barry

Storm off Mexico likely to be east Pacific's first hurricane

MEXICO CITY: Tropical Storm Cristina formed Thursday off Mexico's western coast and was forecast to grow into the first hurricane of the eastern Pacific season by Friday morning, though it was unlikely to pose any threat to land. The US National Hurricane Center said the storm had near hurricane- Read More...

US bans Pakistan International Airlines flights over pilot concerns

SYDNEY: The US Department of Transportation said it has revoked permission for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to conduct charter flights to the United States, citing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) concerns over Pakistani pilot certifications. The information is contained in a r Read More...

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 12.33 million, death toll over 554,000

At least 12,337,121 people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 554,383 have died, a Reuters tally showed. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. The World Read More...