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NASA News: NASA Assigns Crews to First Test Flights, Missions on Commercial Spacecraft

WASHINGTON – NASA introduced to the world on Friday the first U.S. astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station – an endeavor that will return astronaut launches to U.S. soil for the first time since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011. “Today, our country’s dreams of greater … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Assigns Crews to First Test Flights, Missions on Commercial Spacecraft

NASA News: NASA Selects US Firms to Provide Commercial Suborbital Flight Services

WASHINGTON – NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program has selected four companies to integrate and fly technology payloads on commercial suborbital reusable platforms that carry payloads near the boundary of space.  The selection is part of NASA’s continuing effort to foster a viable market for American commercial reusable suborbital platforms that allow testing of new space technologies … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Selects US Firms to Provide Commercial Suborbital Flight Services

Yale University News: Yale cancer researchers suggest new treatment for rare inherited cancers

Studying two rare inherited cancer syndromes, Yale Cancer Center (YCC) scientists have found the cancers are driven by a breakdown in how cells repair their DNA.  The discovery, published today in Nature Genetics, suggests a promising strategy for treatment with drugs recently approved for other forms of cancer, said the researchers. The two conditions — … Continue reading Yale University News: Yale cancer researchers suggest new treatment for rare inherited cancers

U.S. Department of Agriculture News: NIFA-Funded Research Aims to Keep Bees on the Job

Bee populations in North America have been in decline since the 1940s.  This is of great concern to the agriculture industry because about 75 percent of specialty crops depend on the services of pollinators – of which bees are the most economically important. In the United States, honey bees and native bees are the most … Continue reading U.S. Department of Agriculture News: NIFA-Funded Research Aims to Keep Bees on the Job

NASA News: Our Solar System’s First Known Interstellar Object Gets Unexpected Speed Boost

NASA – Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based observatories, an international team of scientists have confirmed ′Oumuamua (oh-MOO-ah-MOO-ah), the first known interstellar object to travel through our solar system, got an unexpected boost in speed and shift in trajectory as it passed through the inner solar system last year. “Our high-precision measurements … Continue reading NASA News: Our Solar System’s First Known Interstellar Object Gets Unexpected Speed Boost

LOS ANGELES | Cubs’ Bryant on DL for 1st time with sore left shoulder

LOS ANGELES — The Chicago Cubs have placed Kris Bryant on the 10-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation, marking the first time the fourth-year player has gone on the DL. Chicago announced the move Tuesday. It’s retroactive to June 23, making Bryant eligible to return in a week. Cubs manager Joe Maddon says the … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Cubs’ Bryant on DL for 1st time with sore left shoulder

NASA News: NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-3

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Monday’s signing of Space Policy Directive-3 by President Donald Trump: “NASA strongly supports the White House’s continued bold direction in forging a sustainable and focused space policy that strengthens American leadership.  It was my honor today to represent the agency at the … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-3

At long last: Beckham’s MLS team in Miami is born

MIAMI/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— David Beckham finally has his Major League Soccer team in Miami. Beckham and MLS announced Monday that the long-awaited franchise is now born. It took Beckham nearly four years just to get this far with Miami, and there’s a slew of details still to come — such as the team name, logo … Continue reading At long last: Beckham’s MLS team in Miami is born