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In the USA the storm, "Michael" took the lives of 11 people

In the USA the storm, Meanwhile, thousands of National Guard troops, law enforcement officers and rescue teams still had much to do in the hardest hit area: Florida's Panhandle . The storm, which came ashore as a category 4 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, tore entire neighborhoods apart, reducing homes and businesses to piles of wood and siding, damaging roads and leaving scenes of devastation that re... [Full Article...]

Michaelle Jean Loses Backing Of Canada, Quebec Governments For Francophonie Leadership

Michaelle Jean Loses Backing Of Canada, Quebec Governments For Francophonie Leadership Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who travelled to Yerevan with Quebec premier-designate Francois Legault, met with Jean soon after landing Wednesday. "Are we ready to accept that worldwide organizations are used for partisan purposes?" But Michaelle Jean , the former governor general and current holder of the top job at the global body, showed no signs of abandoning her candidacy despite losing... [Full Article...]

Before and After Satellite Images Show Hurricane Michael's Devastation in Florida

Before and After Satellite Images Show Hurricane Michael's Devastation in Florida Search and rescue teams faced a second day of sifting through the ruined landscape left by Hurricane Michael on Friday as the death toll rose to 11. "I don't know what I'm going to do", he said. "Resiliency is important, and it's an important life message that we all have to learn". About 5,000 USA servicemen were deployed to help with relief and recovery efforts, the Pentagon said, using 10... [Full Article...]

Astronauts arrive in Moscow after emergency landing in Kazakhstan

Astronauts arrive in Moscow after emergency landing in Kazakhstan Gerst took the opportunity to point out that the Soyuz spacecraft is "an unbelievable vehicle", as it was able to save the crew after its booster failure . "Teams have been in contact with the crew". While it no longer has a shuttle program, the US does still send supply rockets up to the station. Luckily, these crew members will not be stranded on the space station, as they will return to ea... [Full Article...]

Blue Origin wins US Air Force contract for heavy orbital rocket

Blue Origin wins US Air Force contract for heavy orbital rocket The public-private partnerships will ensure "the USA maintains assured access to space, with at least two domestic launch service providers and without reliance on non-allied rocket propulsion systems". The LSA partnership enables rapid buildout of NSS-unique " New Glenn " infrastructure such as vertical payload integration capability and a launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base as well as com... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael: 'Unimaginable destruction after monster storm'

Hurricane Michael: 'Unimaginable destruction after monster storm' High winds, downed trees, streets inundated by rising waters and multiple rescues of motorists from waterlogged cars played out in spots around Virginia and neighbouring North Carolina . An insurance company that produces models for catastrophes estimated the damage at $8 billion. Boston-based Karen Clark & Company released that estimate Thursday, which includes privately insured wind and stor... [Full Article...]

Michael strengthens to a Category 4 hurricane, menaces Florida Panhandle

Michael strengthens to a Category 4 hurricane, menaces Florida Panhandle Hurricane Michael was packing winds of up to 130 miles per hour (210 km per hour), hours before it was set to make landfall on Florida's Panhandle or Florida's Big Bend where it potentially could unleash devastating waves as high as 13 feet (4 meters), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael causes 'unimaginable destruction' in Florida

Hurricane Michael causes 'unimaginable destruction' in Florida Hundreds of cars had broken windows, many turned askew by the wind. "Why people didn't evacuate is something we should be studying", said Craig Fugate, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a former Florida state emergency management chief. [Full Article...]

Soyuz rocket carrying US, Russian astronauts to ISS malfunctions during launch

Soyuz rocket carrying US, Russian astronauts to ISS malfunctions during launch Footage from inside the Soyuz had shown the two men being shaken around at the moment the failure occurred, with their arms and legs flailing. Since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, the US has been relying on Russian Soyuz rockets , launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome , to get astronauts to the Space Station. [Full Article...]

The Hubble Space Telescope has to take a Break Due to Malfunction

The Hubble Space Telescope has to take a Break Due to Malfunction Staff at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Telescope Science Institute are now performing analyses and tests to determine what options are available to recover the gyro to operational performance. The dead gyroscope is the third standard one to fail. Two of these advanced gyroscopes are now working. During Hubble's early years the gyroscopes died often, and replacing them was ... [Full Article...]

Watch the Soyuz MS-10 rocket launch failure

An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut were forced to abort their mission to the International Space Station on Thursday, after a rocket failure mid-flight. ABC News reported that Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov announced that all manned launches will be suspended until the investigation is complete and the cause of the rocket's failure can be pin-pointed. [Full Article...]

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 2, targets Florida

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 2, targets Florida Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 45 miles from the center. The University of Georgia's Marshall Shepherd, a former president of the American Meteorological Society, called it a "life-altering event", writing on Facebook that he watched the storm's growth on satellite images with a pit in his stomach. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation opens criminal probe over failed rocket launch

NASA Astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are on their way back to Earth after the rocket they were traveling in experienced a booster engine failure shortly after launch on Thursday. the crew are alive", Roscosmos said in a tweet . NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and the NASA team are monitoring the situation carefully. The crew members of Expedition 57 are conduct... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael devastates Florida with ferocity 'like nothing we've seen before'

Hurricane Michael devastates Florida with ferocity 'like nothing we've seen before' Powerful Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 miles per hour Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighbourhoods before continuing its destructive march inland across the Southeast. A major report from the United Nations group known as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicted weather crises around the world if nations fail to tak... [Full Article...]

Rocket carrying space station crew fails in mid air

An American and a Russian spaceflier are in good shape after they were forced to abort their trip to the International Space Station due to a rocket anomaly, but today's scary launch has cast a pall over orbital operations going forward. The incident comes as the US has been making progress in its quest to end Russia's monopoly on manned flights to the ISS by encouraging private companies to con... [Full Article...]

Hurricane slams Florida panhandle, Georgia — WHAT’S HAPPENING

Hurricane slams Florida panhandle, Georgia — WHAT’S HAPPENING The National Hurricane Center in Miami said early Thursday that the eye of Michael was about 90 miles northeast of Macon, Ga., and about 45 miles west of Augusta. An official with an emergency management agency said Tropical Storm Michael is responsible for a child's death in Georgia. " Hurricane Michael is a deadly Category 4 storm". [Full Article...]

New Space Station Crew Launches Thursday

They are set to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan , with both crew members live and talking to mission control. "Teams have been in contact with the crew". The Soyuz began an immediate "ballistic" reentry at that time, and landed on Earth 20 kilometres outside of Jezkazgan, Kazakhstan less than an hour after launch. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael intensifying, forecast to become Category 4 by landfall

Hurricane Michael intensifying, forecast to become Category 4 by landfall In Mexico Beach, population 1,000, the storm shattered homes, leaving floating piles of lumber. The warning is issued just prior to when the strongest winds of the eyewall are expected to impact an area. Only three major hurricanes have made landfall in the Panhandle since 1950: Eloise in 1975, Opal in 1995 and Dennis in 2005. As the tropical storm continued to weaken it was still menacing the... [Full Article...]

Incredible NASA footage shows Hurricane Michael's swirling vortex from space

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. Its sustained winds were just 2 miles per hour (3.2 kph) shy of an extremely rare Category 5. She said she could smell the pine from snapped tree branches. Without power, the city was plunged into darkness at nightfall and its flooded streets were mostly silent ... [Full Article...]

Photos reveal devastation after supercharged Hurricane Michael slams Florida Panhandle

Photos reveal devastation after supercharged Hurricane Michael slams Florida Panhandle The most powerful hurricane on record to hit Florida's Panhandle left wide destruction and at least one person dead and wasn't almost finished Thursday as it crossed Georgia toward the Carolinas, still reeling from epic flooding in Hurricane Florence. [Full Article...]


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