Lockheed, Draper among NASA partners for new lunar payload services

01 Dec, 2018

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine hosted a press conference today to reveal the next phase of the agency's lunar ambitions. For the new NASA program, called Commercial Lunar Payload Services , the moon landers would be far too small to carry people, but they could ferry scientific experiments to the lunar surface.

Trump on climate change report: 'I don't believe it'

27 Nov, 2018

In a statement , a White House spokeswoman said the newly released installment - the fourth in a series of reports mandated by Congress - began under the Obama administration and that future efforts would rely on more accurate models and show that alarm is overblown.

NASA's InSight Mars Lander Set To Touch Down Monday

24 Nov, 2018

The Rover mission is set to launch in July 2020 from Cape Canaveral. NASA said as well as its river delta and small crater impacts, the site contains numerous boulders and rocks to the east, cliffs to the west and depressions filled with aeolian bedforms (wind-derived ripples in sand that could trap a rover) in several locations.

Dramatic onboard footage captures Soyuz rocket launch failure

02 Nov, 2018

The incident, triggered by a mechanical failure, forced two astronauts to abandon ship shortly after launching from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan . Ovchinin and Hague returned safely back to Earth in their capsule, and are likely get their chance to go to the space station in the spring, Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin has said.

Hurricane Michael: Where were the 155 miles per hour winds?

12 Oct, 2018

Most of the rain was blamed on a low-pressure system off the Pacific coast, but Hurricane Michael in the Caribbean could have also contributed. "The worst thing you can do now is act foolishly" by putting yourself in danger or keeping law enforcement from saving lives, he said at a news conference.

Hurricane Michael weakens to Category 1 storm: NHC

11 Oct, 2018

Hurricane Michael , the fiercest storm to hit Florida in more than 80 years and the third-most powerful ever to strike the US mainland, battered the state's Gulf coast on Wednesday with roof-shredding winds, raging surf and torrential rains.

Environment Canada confirms Ottawa area was hit by two tornadoes

25 Sep, 2018

They said they'd arrived home just a few minutes before the tornado cut its swath through the neighbourhood. Environment Canada said that at nearly the same time a second, slightly less powerful, twister touched down in the south Ottawa neighbourhood of Arlington Woods.

Japanese Billionaire to Be SpaceX’s First Passenger to the Moon

18 Sep, 2018

Japanese billionaire, entrepreneur and online fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa , 42, announced: "I choose to go to the Moon". Musk did not name the clients previous year or say how much they would pay. While Musk has insisted that the spacecraft is safe, he warned Monday that there "are some chances things could go wrong". Maezawa has chartered a flight aboard the company's Big Falcon Rocket for a slingshot trip around the Moon, which is expected to take place in 2023.

Hurricane Florence: At least 10 dead, Carolinas brace for widespread flooding

18 Sep, 2018

North Carolina Emergency Management Director Michael Sprayberry said it was too early to estimate how many people in the state would be made homeless by the storm . A 61-year-old woman died in SC when the vehicle she was driving hit a fallen tree on Highway 18 near Union, The Associated Press reported. Six people died in SC, including four in vehicle accidents and two from carbon monoxide from a portable generator.

Water -- not wind -- is the deadliest storm hazard

17 Sep, 2018

At 15:00 GMT (11:00 am), Florence was over the Atlantic Ocean about 230 km (145 miles) east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , and moving northwest at 17 kph (10 mph), the NHC said . On Monday, with the storm appearing to shift south, McMaster, the SC governor, ordered schools in Aiken County, near the Georgia line, to close for the rest of the week to free up shelter space for hurricane evacuees.

Feinstein refers information on Brett Kavanaugh to federal investigators

14 Sep, 2018

Feinstein has not shared details about the letter beyond her statement Thursday, and no other senators on the Judiciary Committee have been permitted to see it, according to reports. Kennedy . "Not until the eve of his confirmation has Senator Feinstein or anyone raised the spectre of new "information" about him". Democratic senators and others working to defeat Kavanaugh's confirmation believe Kavanaugh significantly misled the Judiciary Committee more than a decade ago on his ...

Florence downgraded to Cat. 2; still potentially deadly storm

14 Sep, 2018

Wind speeds of risky Hurricane Florence decreased slightly Wednesday afternoon to 120 miles per hour according to the 5 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center. The National Hurricane Center says the waves were measured by satellite. With the storm churning across the Atlantic with 140 miles per hour winds, hurricane watches and warnings include the homes of more than 5.4 million people on the East Coast.

High-definition video from space shows the extreme power of Hurricane Florence

13 Sep, 2018

Hurricane Florence, the first major hurricane in the Atlantic basin this season, will be slamming into the Eastern United States this week as a Category 4 hurricane. The photos in Gerst's post capture Florence mid-churn, winds up to 130 miles per hour whipping around the storm's eye. When GPM observed Florence, the intensifying storm had maximum sustained winds of about 70 knots (81 mph) at that time and was still a tropical storm.

Hurricane Florence is no Hugo. It looks worse

13 Sep, 2018

Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encountered empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Carolina coast with 130 miles per hour winds and drenching rain that could last for days.

Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 2 storm

11 Sep, 2018

ET, according to the NHC . "On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday, and approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday". President Donald Trump issued a strong warning to those in the path of Hurricane Florence , which is on track to hit the East Coast as a major storm later this week.

Gordon Intensifies, Voluntary Evacuations Issued

05 Sep, 2018

Tropical storm and storm surge warnings were in effect along a long stretch of the central Gulf Coast from Morgan City, Louisiana, including Lake Pontchartrain, to the Alabama-Florida border. The National Hurricane Center reported that the storm could unleash "life-threatening" storm surge to portions of the central Gulf Coast. But tropical storm conditions - winds of at least 39 miles per hour - could hit the Gulf Coast as early as Tuesday afternoon.

Tropical Storm Gordon brings hurricane watch to Gulf Coast

04 Sep, 2018

Heavy rains are expected over the Gulf Coast states. The center of the storm was located about 60 miles west-northwest of Key Largo, Florida. "This warning replaces the hurricane Watch and tropical storm warning for this area". Heavy rain and gusty winds cover all of South Florida, especially in embedded rain bands. The center says the system will gradually strengthen and is expected to become a tropical depression sometime Monday and a tropical storm by Monday evening.

Peter Dutton fails to rule out second leadership challenge against Malcolm Turnbull

24 Aug, 2018

The conservatives, led by Dutton and former Prime Minister Tony Abbott , have taken issue with Turnbull's plan to embed an emissions reduction target of 26 percent within the legislation, arguing that the policy should be exclusively focused on reducing electricity prices.

New Horizon's Spacecraft Finds 'Hydrogen Wall' at End of Solar System

13 Aug, 2018

A worst-case scenario could cost up to two trillion dollars in the first year alone and take a decade for full recovery, experts say. The two side boosters shut down and fell away as expected a bit less than four minutes after liftoff. "We have not been able to answer these questions". The spacecraft will also be prepared for the first of seven planned Venus flybys scheduled for October 2.

Mix Of Newbies, Veterans To Fly On US' First Private Spaceships

04 Aug, 2018

NASA said the spacecraft returned to Earth with more than 3,800 pounds (more than 1,700 kilograms) of cargo, including specimens from biological experiments conducted on-board the space station. He was selected for astronaut candidacy in July 2000 and was assigned to technical duties after two years of training. "The result is that we'll have a better and safer spacecraft", he said.

Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin comes out against Supreme Court nominee

13 Jul, 2018

John McCain , R-Ariz., at home getting treatment for brain cancer. "Tomorrow I begin meeting with members of the Senate", he said , "If confirmed by the Senate, I will keep an open mind in every case". What we know is that at least two Democrats facing tough reelection campaigns in red states are positioning themselves to vote to confirm Kavanaugh if it seems politic to do so.

US Gulf Coast braces for first named storm of the season

29 May, 2018

The Florida panhandle , a good portion of Alabama and western Georgia are dramatically more at risk for flash flooding with this storm. Alberto's top winds rose to 50 miles (80 kilometers) per hour early Sunday, up from 40 earlier, the National Hurricane Center said in a 11 a.m.

'Alberto' to Hit Florida Before Hurricane Season

29 May, 2018

Alberto could cause $400 million to $500 million across the South, including damage to cars crushed by toppled trees, wrecked roofs and flooding, Watson said in an interview. Hardest hit will be small businesses that expected revenue from Memorial Day weekend tourists, Watson said. On the current path it will make landfall as a subtropical torm.

Alabama, Mississippi activate National Guard ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto

28 May, 2018

On Sunday morning, the storm was located about 150 miles (240 km) northwest of the Dry Tortugas, which is nearly 70 miles (113 km) west of Key West, Florida , according to the U.S. The states of Florida and MS declared states of emergency in preparation for Alberto , while Alabama said it would order the same at 6 a.m. Still that means the path of the storm will still reach landfall somewhere between Apalachicola, Panama City and Pensacola just before daybreak on Monday.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 arrives on 12th October

18 May, 2018

Numerous previous specialists will return for Black Ops 4 but with completely redesigned abilities. Players will be powerful alone, but devastating as a team working together. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 features gritty, grounded, combat, along with new levels of customization and tactical gameplay, and a variety of new weaponry, maps and modes for the ultimate Black Ops multiplayer experience.

Trump Tower transcripts released

17 May, 2018

Following the publication of the documents , Trump Jr. said they showed that he " answered every question asked " by the committee. This marks the second of four interim findings the intelligence committee has said it will publicize before tackling the more consequential question of whether Trump and his associates colluded with Russian Federation to influence the election's outcome, allegations the president has denied and sought to discredit.

Serious injuries reported after plane crash near Kildare border

15 May, 2018

A Garda spokesman said: "All 16 parachutists made their jump from the craft". It is understood the pilot - reported to be from the United Kingdom - and a seven-year-old boy were still onboard. "I've seen them thousands of times", he said. That's all I know. It's understood the crash occurred between Daingean and Edenderry. "That roar will live with me for a while".

Sneak Peek: Elon Musk says LA-area test tunnel nearly complete

12 May, 2018

The actual objective of the Boring Company is to dig tunnels to help people get out of the traffic many sit in daily. Billionaire Elon Musk says he's nearly completed a tunnel under a Los Angeles suburb to test a novel transportation system that would scoot commuters underground on electric sleds called skates.

Universal Studios Japan roller coaster stalls, leaving riders stranded for 2 hours

03 May, 2018

The ride promises to deliver an "over-the-top, thrilling experience"-a far cry from the "slowest rollercoaster" that derailed and stopped mid-ride at the Arakawa Amusement Park in Tokyo in March, which passengers hardly noticed ". A spokesperson for the park told The Japan Times that "the suspension of the roller coaster was the result of the operator's priority on safety".

Vancouver can accommodate Amazon's hiring needs; computer systems prof

03 May, 2018

The expansion into a new 430,000-square-foot office in Seaport Square will double Amazon's tech workforce in Boston and surrounding areas adding 2,000 new jobs to the existing 3,500 in the area, CBS4 reported . The company is expected to announce its second North American headquarters, dubbed HQ2, sometime this year, with Toronto as the only Canadian city among the list of 20 finalists .

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