SpaceX Crew Dragon delivers two NASA astronauts to International Space Station
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 primary US house capsule to take action with a crew since 2011. The house station’s present crew welcomed them aboard with hugs and handshakes on schedule at 1:25 p.m. EDT, after executing a important spacecraft docking milestone and kicking off the crew‘s doubtlessly months-long keep within the orbital laboratory.
NASA resumes human spaceflight from US soil with historic SpaceX launch
SpaceX, the non-public rocket firm of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans into orbit from Florida on Saturday in a landmark mission marking the primary spaceflight of NASA astronauts from US soil in 9 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 journey aboard the corporate’s newly designed Crew Dragon capsule sure for the International Space Station.
Prototype of latest SpaceX rocket Starship explodes on Texas check pad
A prototype of SpaceX‘s upcoming heavy-lift rocket, Starship, exploded on Friday throughout floor exams in south Texas as Elon Musk’s house firm pursued an aggressive growth schedule to fly the launch automobile for the primary time. The testing explosion was unrelated to SpaceX‘s upcoming launch of two NASA astronauts from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center utilizing a special rocket system, the Falcon 9 with the Crew Dragon capsule fastened on prime.
Millipede from Scotland is world’s oldest-known land animal
A fossilised millipede-like creature found in Scotland could signify the oldest-known land animal, a humble pioneer of terrestrial dwelling 425 million years in the past that helped pave the way in which for the throngs that will finally inhabit Earth’s dry elements. Researchers stated the fossil of the Silurian Period creature, known as Kampecaris obanensis and unearthed on the island of Kerrera within the Scottish Inner Hebrides, inhabited a lakeside setting and certain ate decomposing crops. Fossils of the oldest-known plant with a stem, known as Cooksonia, have been present in the identical historical lake area as Kampecaris.