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

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Handball: BiH cadets in qualifications for European Championship


first_imgBiH women cadet handball team has gathered yesterday in Sarajevo before the qualifications for European Championship which will be held in Poland in mid-August, reports FENA.After three days of trainings, young BiH handball players are going to Slovakia to participate at the tournament of the Seventh Qualification Group which will be held from 22 to 24 March.BiH is in group with Slovakia, Greece and Norway, and the two best teams will qualify to European Championship.First match will be played on 22 March against Greece, day later against Norway and on 24 March against Greece.Manager of BiH team Mersiha Beganović selected 16 players to play at the upcoming matches:Marta Gudelj (Kosača), Matea Šumelj (Ljubuški), Amina Oputar (Goražde), Josipa Bracić (Grude), Mira Jošanović (Knežopoljka), Edina Demić (Lokomotiva), Matea Nosić (Ljubuški), Ivana Krešić (Katarina), Nikolina Čutura (Kosača), Martina Šumelj (Ljubuški), Sumeja Mujkić (Krivaja), Marija Vučić (Kosača), Jelena Boto (Ljubuški), Semira Bukvić (Bosna), Ivana Sikimić (Leotar) and Lucija Pršlja (Katarina).last_img read more

FL Red Flag Law in Spotlight Following Mass Shootings


first_imgShortly after, the tragic Parkland school shooting, lawmakers in Florida passed the “Red Flag Law” which allows law enforcement agencies to seize firearms from individuals they believe may pose a threat to themselves or others.The Florida law has been thrown into the spotlight in the wake of the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.President Trump is reportedly considering making the bipartisan legislation federal law in efforts to combat mass shootings in the US.The law is known in Florida as the Risk Protection Act.It allows a law enforcement agency to petition a judge to force someone they believe is a threat to surrender their firearms for a period not to exceed a year.Over 450 guns were seized in South Florida almost immediately after the law was enacted in the state in 2018. The recent mass shootings have reignited calls for gun control, including banning assault weapons entirely in the US.The ban on assault weapons has been a controversial topic amongst Americans.Those who oppose the ban of assault weapons argue it would infringe on their second amendment rights.But others argue that the weapon is dangerous, has been used to kill vasts amounts of people, and should not be accessible to civilians.President Trump is reportedly in talks with lawmakers as Americans call on officials to find a solution to the mass shooting epidemic in the US.last_img read more

Kiren Rijiju announces zonal committees to scout talent in the country for FIFA WC…


first_imgAdvertisement 1d0qNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsaq9blWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecn1v( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2lfzcWould you ever consider trying this?😱omCan your students do this? 🌚qqRoller skating! Powered by Firework Minister for sports and youth affairs Kiren Rijiju outlined an elaborate plan to scout talent across the nation in a bid to achieve FIFA World Cup qualification. The strategy involves five zonal committees and aims for the nation to qualify for the World Cup and the Olympics in the next 10-15 years. Advertisement The minister claimed that this approach aims to make India a sporting powerhouse. The programme would be funded by  Sports Authority of India under the Khelo India Programme in partnership with the All India Football Federation. Rijiju added that this would be the ‘most aggressive exercise’ implemented by the ministry.Advertisement He revealed to Suni Chhetri through a virtual programme organised by Football Delhi that the committee will be formed in the next few months. He stated:“We will form five talent scouting committees in the next few months, one for each zone — north, south, east, west and northeast — under Khelo India Programme of SAI in partnership with AIFF,”Advertisement “We cannot go with the usual approach, we have to go deeper in a professional way. It will be the most aggressive exercise we had ever done. We have to find out talented children below 12 years from every nook and corner of the country whether it is northeast, the tribal areas of central India, coastal areas, south or north,” he added.Rijiju aspires for World Cup and Olympic qualificationApart from scouting talent, the programme also aims to give financial assistance to state governments and the federation as well in order to conduct local leagues to nurture talent and giving them a platform to showcase their ability. This will also enable scouting at a grass-root level.AIFF president Praful Patel expressed his delight over the ministry’s decision. He said:“A more aggressive and comprehensive programme right to the last village of the country with SAI’s financial support is welcome. I am very happy to hear this from the minister,”Moreover, Sunil Chhetri who turned 36, was part of the virtual programme and gave his inputs to the ambitious and optimistic approach by the ministry. He stated:“Talent identification and right coaching is the most crucial thing. If we can identify all the talented children of 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 years of age and give them right coaching, we will go miles and the change will be monumental,” he said.“We have not tapped the entire talent pool in this country. Since we have not searched the whole of the country, the idea that India is yet to arrive is wrong.”If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comALSO READ:Players required to sign SOP guidelines prepared by BCCI before resuming training Advertisementlast_img read more