SpaceX Crew Docks at the International Space Station


first_img– Advertisement – The crew overcame iffy weather and launched Sunday at 7:27 p.m. Eastern time from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The journey lasted 27 hours.When the Dragon’s commander, Mike S. Hopkins, made radio contact, Kate Rubins, an astronaut aboard the space station, called out, “Oh, what a good voice to hear,” The Associated Press reported. The Crew Dragon spacecraft, a privately built and operated vessel carrying four NASA astronauts, successfully arrived at the International Space Station on Monday night. “Docking confirmed — Crew Dragon has arrived at the @space_station!” the rocket company SpaceX, started by Elon Musk, announced on Twitter. – Advertisement – The trip is a milestone in the effort to bring private spaceflight to reality. – Advertisement –center_img “For the first time in history, there is a commercial capability from a private sector entity to safely and reliably transport people to space,” Phil McAlister, director of commercial spaceflight development at NASA, said in a telephone interview with reporters on Thursday.In the future, instead of relying on government-operated spacecraft, NASA astronauts and anyone else with enough money can buy a ticket on a commercial rocket.The four astronauts on this flight are Mr. Hopkins, Shannon Walker and Victor J. Glover of NASA and Soichi Noguchi, a Japanese astronaut. They are to stay at the space station for six months. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Sumner Boys Remain Undefeated


first_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 GIRLSSumner 4, Orono 1Singles: Kelsey Johnson (O) over Val Jimenez 8-6, Julie Bunker (O) over Ashlyn Thomas 8-0, Devon Riley (O) over Kelsey Tucker 8-2. Doubles: Morgan Forni and Cheryl Havey (S) over Chelsea Husson and Caroline Artesani 8-5, Ally Sherman and Megan Curtis (O) over Emily Havey and Darrian Church 8-5.Dexter 5, Sumner 0Singles: Chrissy Mountain over Jimenez 8-5, Sarah Murray over Thomas 8-6, Cally Mountain over Emily Ingalls 8-2. Doubles: Katie Eastman and Danielle Burton over Forni and Cheryl Havey 8-3, Alexis Mitchell and Jessica Mason over Emily Havey and Tucker 8-3. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest posts by admin (see all) Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts Bio Sullivan — The Sumner Tiger boys are off to a 3-0 start. They had a pair of 3-2 wins this week, over Orono on Wednesday, April 29, and Dexter on Monday.The 1-2 Tiger girls, who fell last week to Orono and Dexter, are ranked sixth in Class C despite having only a single win. BOYSSumner 3, Orono 2Singles: Woody Huber (S) overNikolai Renedo 8-4, Jorge Fabara (S) over Joel Riersma 8-6, Chuck Bennett (S) over Cam Rose 8-3. Doubles: Martin Halada and Brewster Cherkis (O) over Luke O’Brien and Gabe Gerrish 8-1, Ben Innes and Gabe Borland (O) over Elliott Ossanna and Aaron Tantijunyakul 8-1.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSumner 3, Dexter 2Singles: Huber (S) over Keegan Glidden 8-5, Fabara (S) over Josh Stanhope 8-6, Bennett (S) over Ryan Wilks 8-2. Doubles: Mike O’Connor and Brian O’Connor (D) over O’Brien and Gerrish 8-1, Nick Trembley and James MacDonald (D) over Ossanna and Tantijunyakul 8-0. adminlast_img read more