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Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket Both flights experienced an abort midflight, forcing the capsule to separate from the rocket. Glover, the NASA astronaut at the bar, received word that the astronauts were making a "ballistic descent", a much steeper and faster return to Earth than what is ideal - but that search-and-rescue crews were in contact with the astronauts. [Full Article...]

Astronauts survive emergency landing after booster fails on Russian rocket

Soviet cosmonauts Vladimir Titov and Gennady Strekalov jettisoned and landed safely near the launch pad, surviving the heavy G-loads without injuries. Trouble was reported eight minutes after the Russian Soyuz rocket liftoff, when NASA tweeted , "There's been an issue with the booster from today's launch". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael intensifying, forecast to become Category 4 by landfall

Hurricane Michael intensifying, forecast to become Category 4 by landfall Senate in November's congressional elections. As Hurricane Michael approaches the Gulf Coast, it is now being deemed a category 2 storm. President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Florida, freeing up federal assistance to supplement state and local disaster responses. [Full Article...]

"Michael" - the most powerful hurricane in the USA for 14 years

Increasingly, climate change is part of the risky mix as well. The National Hurricane Center ( NHC ) warned of possible flash flooding Thursday in parts of Georgia, the Carolinas and southeastern Virginia because of heavy rains from Michael. [Full Article...]

Rocket carrying space station crew fails in mid air, crew safe

Rocket carrying space station crew fails in mid air, crew safe Former military pilots Ovchinin and Hague were set to join Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency, NASA's Serena Aunon-Chancellor and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos following a six-hour flight. Search and rescue teams were deployed to the landing site. That meeting comes in the midst of a continuing investigation by Roscosmos into a small air leak detected on a Soyuz capsule docke... [Full Article...]

Michael downgraded to tropical storm, but still packing a punch

Michael downgraded to tropical storm, but still packing a punch Bo Patterson, the mayor of Port St. Joe, just south of Mexico Beach , rode out the storm in his house seven blocks from the beach. The worst of the weather will be from 3 a.m.to 1 p.m. Mark Wallheiser via Getty Images Mitchell Pope tries to salvage what he can from his mobile home on October 10 in Saint Marks. The NHC forecasts up to 8 inches for the panhandle, southeast Alabama, and parts of... [Full Article...]

Rocket carrying space station crew fails in mid-air, crew safe: Agencies

But the members were forced to make an emergency landing after suffering a booster malfunction during launch in Kazakhstan. A Reuters reporter who observed the launch from around half a mile away said it had gone smoothly in its initial stages and that the failure of the booster rockets must have occurred at higher altitude. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael weakens further as it crosses Georgia

Hurricane Michael weakens further as it crosses Georgia Gulf Breeze, Fla. -resident Cathy Gaudette told FOX10 she was getting gas in Alabama along Interstate 10 before heading back to prepare her home for Michael. Scott also warned that areas to the south will likely feel the effects of Hurricane Michael. The weekend before Irma made landfall, Scott minced no words: "If you have been ordered to evacuate, you need to leave now", he said. [Full Article...]

Watch Hurricane Michael make landfall on Florida webcams

The storm came ashore as a category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson wind scale, before it was downgraded to a category 3. That's just 2 miles per hour away from officially being a Category 5 hurricane . More than 17,000 people tuned into the broadcast, including Sen. The WaterSound Beach Club near Panama City Beach is also sharing a live-cam view of crashing waves and rain. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael set to be strongest storm to ever hit Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael set to be strongest storm to ever hit Florida Panhandle The death, in an area west of state capital Tallahassee, was the first confirmed since Michael made landfall . Panama City after Michael . Only Hurricane Camille on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1969 and the so-called Labor Day hurricane of 1935 in the Florida Keys were more intense. [Full Article...]

Hubble in safe mode but science operations suspended NASA

Hubble in safe mode but science operations suspended NASA NASA's 28-year-old eye on the cosmos is in safe mode after the failure of a gyroscope used to help aim the telescope at its imaging targets. The gyroscopes have a habit of burning out, hence their replacement many years back, but this most recent failure means that the telescope only has two functioning gyroscopes remaining. [Full Article...]

Report Says Jupiter's Moon Europa Has Ice Spikes

Report Says Jupiter's Moon Europa Has Ice Spikes We know it's frozen ice, but not what condition the outermost surface is in, and if the researchers are right and there's sharp blades and spikes of rock-hard ice, sending a lander down could be an incredibly tricky task. "Europa's surface is fragmented by grooves and ridges and we lack sufficiently high-resolution imagery to determine how smooth the ice is between these features". [Full Article...]

EU Council adopts conclusions on climate change

EU Council adopts conclusions on climate change The report underscores the urgency of this Agreement and its ambitious target. "Today we have underlined again that the European Union will continue to lead the way in global action on climate action". Ireland's seventh president has also previously called for the nation to reduce or eliminate its meat consumption. "But it has not been very easy to get support for carbon taxation and things li... [Full Article...]

United Nations report warns of possible climate disaster by 2040

United Nations report warns of possible climate disaster by 2040 And the report says, it would become impossible to produce enough food to feed the world's growing population. That benchmark is lower than the one set by the global Paris Agreement , which aimed to prevent the planet from warming by 3 degrees Celsius. [Full Article...]

Updates, tracking resources as storm makes landfall

Updates, tracking resources as storm makes landfall But civilians don't have to follow orders, and authorities feared many failed to heed their calls to get out of the way as the hard-charging storm intensified over 84-degree Gulf of Mexico water. Heavy rains are forecast for the Carolinas, which were drenched by Hurricane Florence last month . "We are in new territory", National Hurricane Center Meteorologist Dennis Feltgen wrote on Facebo... [Full Article...]

Florida Braces For 'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Michael To Hit Panhandle On Wednesday

Florida Braces For 'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Michael To Hit Panhandle On Wednesday Michael gained new strength over warm tropical waters amid fears it would swiftly intensify into a major hurricane before striking Florida's northeast Gulf Coast, where frantic coastal dwellers are boarding up homes and seeking evacuation routes away from the unsafe storm heading their way. [Full Article...]

Branson says Virgin Galactic to launch space flight 'within weeks'

Branson says Virgin Galactic to launch space flight 'within weeks' When the plane reaches space, the vessel will detach and propel itself higher into space before both return to Earth - albeit at different times. Virgin Galactic's disaster-struck space tourism programme is apparently nearing final launch readiness, with Branson telling USA news site CNBC that: "We should be in space within weeks, not months". [Full Article...]

ECU atmospheric professor weighs in on new climate change report

ECU atmospheric professor weighs in on new climate change report The report highlights several climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to 2 degrees Celsius or more. Even at the current level of 1°C warming, it is painful. Henn was actually responding to Penn State University climate scientist Michael Mann who was pushing back against those criticizing the IPCC report as too "alarmist" in its... [Full Article...]

NYCC '18: IDW Announces "Star Trek: The Q Conflict" Crossover

NYCC '18: IDW Announces The trailer can be viewed below. The season is the first under new showrunner Alex Kurtzman ( Sleepy Hollow , Star Trek: Into Darkness). Today, CBS All Access confirmed while at New York Comic-Con that new episodes of the series will start streaming weekly starting on Thursday, January 17. [Full Article...]

Michael Upgraded To Category 3 'Major' Hurricane As It Approaches Florida Panhandle

Michael Upgraded To Category 3 'Major' Hurricane As It Approaches Florida Panhandle If high winds strike Maryland, the southern and eastern portions of the state are again at the greatest risk. The approaching storm clouds prompted Georgia Gov. US Rep. Neal Dunn, whose district includes Panama City, urged people under evacuation orders to get out before tropical-storm-force winds arrived. Even if the storm stays offshore and doesn't directly impact the region, we'll be seeing... [Full Article...]


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