SpaceX makes a 5500pound delivery to ISS

first_imgNASA on Monday tweeted a time-lapse video of the cargo craft being captured. Robotics training came in handy today! I assisted @Astro_DavidS in capturing the @SpaceX #Dragon with Canadarm2, the robotic arm on @Space_Station. Now it’s time to unpack! Learn more about the science onboard SpaceX-17: https://t.co/RAd43tA1fM pic.twitter.com/vSfDQbvlAT— Nick Hague (@AstroHague) May 6, 2019 The Dragon capsule NASA/SpaceX SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket Saturday on the heels of a destroyed capsule in April and an electrical issue on Friday. On Monday morning, it completed a delivery to the International Space Station. The uncrewed Dragon cargo spacecraft containing 5,500 pounds of supplies, hardware and materials, including more than 250 science and research investigations to take place on the ISS, was captured by the station’s robotic arm at 4:01 a.m. PT Monday. It was then installed onto the station’s Harmony module at 6:32 a.m. PT. Astronaut Nick Hague tweeted Monday an image of him assisting with the capture of the Dragon.  1 Checkout this incredible time lapse video of this morning’s capture of the @SpaceX Dragon cargo craft by astronaut @Astro_DavidS of @CSA_ASC, backed up by @AstroHague of @NASA. #AskNASA | https://t.co/cBNqC5JGaz pic.twitter.com/IUp0FnpoW2— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) May 6, 2019 Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 4:34center_img Tags Comment Sci-Tech SpaceX After four weeks at the ISS, the Dragon, with a cargo of 4,400 pounds, will leave the space station and begin its return to Earth, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean near Baja California.SpaceX had its first successful Dragon mission in March when it delivered 400 pounds of supplies and equipment. That mission also had its own setbacks.Originally published, May 6.Update, May 7: Adds tweet from astronaut. Watch SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket nail an historic landinglast_img read more

Turna Express derails in Bbaria

first_imgThe rail communication between Dhaka and the eastern zone of the country was disrupted temporarily following derailment of three compartments, including the engine, of the Dhaka-bound inter-city train near Brahmanbaria railway station early Monday, reports news agency UNB.The Dhaka-bound Turna Nishita Express train coming from Chittagong derailed at Morail rail crossing around 3:45 am, Md Shoyeb, station master of Brahmanbaria railway station, told UNB.Rail links of the eastern districts including Chittagong, Sylhet, Noakhali, Kishoreganj routes from the capital were restored through alternative line shortly after the disruption due to the derailment, he added.After the accident, a new engine was connected to the train and it left for Dhaka, leaving the accident-hit three compartments, said station master Md Shoyeb.Meanwhile, a relief train from Akhaura Loco Shed rushed to the spot and rescued the derailed compartments, he added.last_img read more

3 Rohingyas of a family suffer bullet wounds in refugee camp

first_imgA Rohingya camp. AFP File PhotoThree members of a Rohingya family, including a woman, sustained bullet injuries in an attack by robbers at Nayapara Rohingya camp in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Monday night, reports UNB.The injured are Azizul Haque, 50, his wife Tayeba Begum, 40, and their son Hossain Johar, 16, who were residing at the camp.A gang of robbers, led by Nurul Alam and Md Sadek, also Rohingyas, swooped on Azizul’s house around 9:30pm, said Teknaf police station officer-in-charge Prodip Kumar Das, quoting locals.At one stage, the bandits fired gunshots on the family members as they were shouting for help.Later, locals rescued the trio and took them to a health facility at the camp. They were later shifted to Cox’s Bazar General Hospital.last_img read more

Harris County Flood Control District Completes PostHarvey Channel Debris Cleanup

first_img Share Harris County Flood Control DistrictMore than 140,000 cubic yards (roughly 40,000 tons) have been removed since the clean-up effort began.The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) said Friday it has completed a county-wide effort to remove downed trees and other storm debris that blocked the bayou drainage system since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas more than a year ago.More than 140,000 cubic yards (roughly 40,000 tons) have been removed since the clean-up effort began shortly after the storm at an estimated cost of $8.9 million so far.In recent months, crews have removed more than 25,000 cubic yards (7,042 tons or 642 truckloads) of debris from Buffalo Bayou, and 14,000 cubic yards (3,978 tons or 327 truckloads) from Cypress Creek.Removing debris from within the county’s 22 watersheds was a priority because downed trees and other storm debris can impede storm water flow and increase erosion, especially along natural forested channels.Debris has included refrigerators and other large objects washed into the channel, as well as six automobiles.The Flood Control District is working to secure funding for its disaster-related storm debris removal efforts from FEMA. Approximately $2.5 million have been received so far in disaster aid for channel debris removal.Residents are encouraged to report bayou and creek debris to the Flood Control District’s Citizen Service Center at this website or by calling (713) 684-4197.last_img read more