Astronauts splash down aboard SpaceX capsule off Florida

Two US astronauts hit the water safely aboard a Dragon capsule off Florida, marking NASA’s first splashdown landing in decades. The capsule was developed by private firm SpaceX, owned by tech billionaire Elon Musk. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley landed safely aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a two-month stay at the International Space Station.NASA✔@NASA “Thanks for flying @SpaceX.” … Continue reading Astronauts splash down aboard SpaceX capsule off Florida

China State TV Removes English Premier League Games Amid Ongoing Diplomatic Row — Report

Chinese state television is removing English Premier League soccer matches from their schedule amid the growing political feud between Beijing and the UK government. CCTV, which has the rights in China, won’t be showing the remainder of the current season, per a Bloomberg report. The game between title winners Liverpool and top four team Chelsea wasn’t aired as planned Wednesday night. However, according to multiple … Continue reading China State TV Removes English Premier League Games Amid Ongoing Diplomatic Row — Report

China’s successful launch of Mars mission seals global era in deep-space exploration

…Tianwen-1 is the second of three spacecraft to take off this month for the red planet. A Chinese spacecraft is on its way to Mars after launching successfully from Hainan Island in southern China. The mission — named Tianwen-1, which means ‘questions to heaven’ — is the country’s first attempt to land on the red planet. The 5,000-kilogram spacecraft, which contains a lander, orbiter and … Continue reading China’s successful launch of Mars mission seals global era in deep-space exploration

NASA will name its headquarters after Mary W. Jackson, the agency’s first African American female engineer

NASA is renaming its headquarters after Mary W. Jackson, the agency’s first African American female engineer who helped inspire the story behind the book and film “Hidden Figures.” “Mary W. Jackson was part of a group of very important women who helped NASA succeed in getting American astronauts into space,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in the agency’s announcement Wednesday. “Mary never accepted the status quo, … Continue reading NASA will name its headquarters after Mary W. Jackson, the agency’s first African American female engineer

TETFund: Buhari approves N7.5 billion research grants for 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an increase of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) National Research Fund (NRF) to N7.5 billion for the year 2020 from an initial N3 billion. Executive Secretary of TETFund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, who disclosed this at the 2020 TETFund Board of Trustees (BoT) retreat in Abuja, said the latest approval makes the agency the largest holder of research grants in … Continue reading TETFund: Buhari approves N7.5 billion research grants for 2020

IBM is canceling its facial recognition programs

IBM is canceling its facial recognition programs and calling for an urgent public debate on whether the technology should be used in law enforcement. In a letter to Congress on Monday, IBM (IBM) CEO Arvind Krishna said the company wants to work with lawmakers to advance justice and racial equity through police reform, educational opportunities, and the responsible use of technology. Facial recognition systems show rampant racial bias, government study finds … Continue reading IBM is canceling its facial recognition programs

Imo monarch manufactures 5-minute COVID-19 testing kit

The chairman, Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Samuel Agunwa Ohiri has manufactured a five-minute Coronavirus testing kit. Ohiri an American-trained medical scientist told our correspondent that the feat was achieved in his medical factory, Hi-Tech Diagnostics Ltd located at Obi-Orodo in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State. According to the revered traditional ruler, the kit took him about two months to manufacture. … Continue reading Imo monarch manufactures 5-minute COVID-19 testing kit

SpaceX spacecraft docks with International Space Station on historic NASA mission

SpaceX’s Dragon Endeavour spacecraft crewed by NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken has docked with the International Space Station on its historic Demo-2 mission. The spacecraft launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center Saturday. The mission is the first time that astronauts have launched from American soil since the final Space Shuttle flight in 2011. The mission is also the first time a private … Continue reading SpaceX spacecraft docks with International Space Station on historic NASA mission

SpaceX makes history, launches NASA astronauts into space from US soil for the first time since 2011

SpaceX has launched NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on their historic Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission is the first time that astronauts have launched from American soil since the final Space Shuttle flight in 2011. Hurley and Behnken blasted off from Kennedy Space Center’s historic launch pad 39A, which was also used for the Apollo and space shuttle programs, at 3:22 p.m. ET Saturday. An attempt … Continue reading SpaceX makes history, launches NASA astronauts into space from US soil for the first time since 2011

NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 Launch Rescheduled to Saturday Due to Weather

NASA and SpaceX have scrubbed today’s launch attempt of the Demo-2 test flight to the International Space Station with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley due to unfavorable weather conditions around Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX will begin removing propellant from the Falcon 9 rocket and then the astronauts will exit the Crew Dragon spacecraft. Launch coverage will continue … Continue reading NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 Launch Rescheduled to Saturday Due to Weather