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

Wren is latest Modified winner at Hancock County

first_imgBy Greg Grabianowski BRITT, Iowa (Aug. 1) – Minnesotan Jerry Wren became the 13th different IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified driver to win a feature at Hancock County Speedway this season. Wren started outside of the second row before moving to the front of the pack to take the double checkered flags. Levi Nielsen was the runner-up with Kevin Stoa third.Kyle Schmauss was the 10th different IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock driver to find victory lane at Britt in 2014.Cody Frerichs and Jeremy Olson started on the front row of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature field but when the dust settled Calvin Lange captured his second local win of the season from the eighth staring spot. Ryan Hiscocks earned his second local Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod victory of the year. Megan Lappegard won the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature at Hancock County for the fourth time this season.last_img read more

ESPYS: Snoop Dogg, Pau Gasol pay tribute to Kobe Bryant

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Kobe Bryant’s death remains an emotional topic for many in the city of Los Angeles and across the sports world.Rapper Snoop Dogg and former Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol paid tribute to Bryant during the 2020 ESPYS broadcast, which was held virtually by ESPN for the first time as a result of the pandemic.last_img