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SpaceX to launch cargo from Space Coast

SpaceX to launch cargo from Space Coast

SpaceX's Jessica Jensen, director of Dragon mission management, said the booster had previously launched in August 2017, and the Dragon flew to the space station in April 2016. The study is created to test the effects of microgravity on the synthesis and deployment of five different therapeutic compounds. Also headed to orbit is a space harpoon to catch space junk with.


Defunct space lab set to re-enter Earth's atmosphere

Defunct space lab set to re-enter Earth's atmosphere

The Tiangong-1 "mostly" burnt up above the vast ocean's central region at 8:15 am (0015 GMT), China's Manned Space Engineering Office said. A control center in Beijing monitored the spacecraft's descent, and most of Tiangong 1 was expected to burn up during re-entry, Chinese officials said.


Hundreds of schools closed as teachers rally in Oklahoma, Kentucky

Hundreds of schools closed as teachers rally in Oklahoma, Kentucky

Last week, Gov. Mary Fallin signed raises of around $6,100 - about 15 to 18 percent per teacher, as well as $33 million for textbooks and $18 million in additional school funding, to be paid for with a tax increase on cigarettes, fuel and oil and gas production.


Frantic search for teen who apparently fell into sewage pipe

Frantic search for teen who apparently fell into sewage pipe

With the help of cameras placed on flotation devices sent down the sewer pipes, he was found in a four-foot tunnel with only a small space above him for enough air to keep him alive, according to the "Good Morning America" report . Numerous agencies joined the Fire Department, including the sanitation and engineering bureaus. Cameras were deployed to search the maze of underground drainage pipes.


Two weather warnings issued as snow expected in some areas

Two weather warnings issued as snow expected in some areas

There'll be no reprieve from the miserable weather with heavy rain, strong winds, sleet and snow predicted for the coming days - making for another gloomy Bank Holiday break. Showers will follow in most other parts during the morning. This weather is then expected to spread across Munster and south-Leinster, bringing rain by this afternoon and evening.