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Trump to Astronaut: 'Better you than me' to drink recycled urine

Trump to Astronaut: 'Better you than me' to drink recycled urine

It appears that there is no stopping NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson as she continues her record-smashing stint on the International Space Station. To mark her accomplishment, she received a phone call from President Trump at 10 a.m. "You have no idea". It might take some time for anyone to surpass the new NASA time in space record set by Commander Whitson as she is still now on the ISS, her second stint as the commander of the space station.


Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 2017 edition launched at Rs 16900

Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 2017 edition launched at Rs 16900

The Samsung Galaxy On Nxt smartphone was launched in India a year ago and today Samsung has launched the 2017 edition of the smartphone. It's not a radically changed device, and the only change is the upgraded onboard storage. Up front, there is an 8MP seflie camera with the same f/1.9 aperture. The smartphone boots on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and features a fingerprint scanner at the front that is embedded on the physical home button.



Greek-Russian and American astronauts at International Space Station

EDT; 1:13 p.m. local time) from Launch Pad No. 1 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the same departure point from which Yuri Gagarin took off on the first human voyage into space in April 1961. Fischer and Yurchikhin will be onboard the ISS to witness whether Whitson breaks the 534-day American record for cumulative days in space previously held by Jeff Williams.


National Football League killer's brain withheld by authorities

National Football League killer's brain withheld by authorities

The family of Aaron Hernandez plans to donate his brain to scientists to determine whether he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the degenerative brain disease linked to a number of National Football League athletes. The officials are citing their ongoing investigation into the ex-NFL star's death, which was discovered early Wednesday morning. State police spokesman Dave Procopio also cites the "active" investigation.


Trump administration sanctions 271 in Syrian chemical attack

Trump administration sanctions 271 in Syrian chemical attack

The sanctions listings are the latest action taken by the Trump Administration in response to the April 4 chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun that us authorities say killed almost 90 people, including children. This month, Russian Federation vetoed a Western-backed United Nations resolution that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in Syria and demanded a speedy investigation into the attack.



NASA astronaut sets a new record for time spent in space

Ms Whitson broke the Nasa cumulative record set past year by astronaut Jeffrey Williams; Scott Kelly holds the USA record for consecutive days in space - 340. "Just because it is a very expensive endeavor ". President Trump made a noteworthy call this morning. "But it is so worthwhile doing". "Well, we want to try and do it during my first term or, at worst, during my second term".