The Republican governor of Alabama has said it is “time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks” for rising cases of Covid-19, amid concern that months of misinformation over the need and efficacy of vaccines is fueling a resurgence of coronavirus infections in several states.
Kay Ivey said that vaccines are “the greatest weapon we have to fight Covid” and added that a surge in new cases of the coronavirus in Alabama is due to a reluctance among many people in the state to get inoculated.
Germany’s public health institute has said it is putting Spain and the Netherlands on a list of high-incidence countries for coronavirus, meaning new restrictions for unvaccinated travellers.
The move by the Robert Koch Institute, effective from Tuesday, means anyone arriving from high-incidence countries with new infection rates of 200 or more per 100,000 people in the past seven days is required to go into a 10-day quarantine, which can be cut to five days upon a negative test.
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From fossil fuels to carbon offsetting, the British government must practise what it preaches if it is to inspire others to step up
This summer alone has seen scorching heat domes smother parts of the US and Canada with record temperatures, and blistering heatwaves sweep across Pakistan. Torrential rain has caused devastating floods in China, as well as India, Germany, Belgium and Austria. And while fires are raging in Siberia, Madagascar is experiencing the world’s first famine caused solely by the climate crisis. Even here in the UK, the first extreme heat warnings were issued earlier this week.
New extreme-weather events linked to the climate crisis have become rolling news. Their destruction and death tolls are a daily reminder that the UK-hosted Cop26 this autumn isn’t just the most important climate conference ever held, but the most important international summit of all time.
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Scenes that have for months haunted hospitals across Indonesia’s Java island are appearing across the country, as the Delta variant spreads to new provinces, causing shortages of beds and oxygen.
Images have circulated on social media of overstretched hospitals in both Papua and Kalimantan. One video shows a patient lying inside an ambulance, with two of his relatives sitting next to him. “The people need help. [I] have brought them to hospitals but all of them rejected us. [The hospitals] said there is no oxygen. How come the government can’t provide oxygen?” the ambulance driver, who recorded the video, can be heard saying. The Twitter account reported that the patient finally died.
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Mount Fuji: Tennis champion Naomi Osaka takes the torch from our team of kids and jogs up the steps to the summit of the temporary Mount Fuji that’s been erected in the stadium. Following her recent travails and admissions of mental frailty, who better than her to do the honours? And to be clear, no ... it’s you who is crying. Naomi Osaka lights the cauldron, built in the shape of a flower with its petals open. Let the Games begin!
Slowly but surely. We’re getting there. The flame makes its way across the stadium, a local doctor and nurse taking temporary possession. They’re loving it! They positively bound towards a seven-times Japanese Paralympian, waving enthusiastically to all present. The flamne now goes to a team of local students.
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The relentless drive for more medals has been replaced by a more human message in Tokyo: it is a welcome change
At the Hokusai Museum, a short ride from where the British athletes are staying in the Olympic village, there is a giant image of the Japanese artist’s most famous work: the Great Wave off Kanagawa. Higher and higher the great wave rises, until it stands taller than Mount Fuji itself. But then, inevitably its tremendous power and energy starts to flatten, then fall.
That picture may yet serve as an analogy for Team GB’s Olympic momentum here in Tokyo. Since finishing 36th in the medal table in Atlanta in 1996, behind Ireland and North Korea, it has ridden an enormous wave, from Sydney to Athens, London to Rio, from no-hopers to world-beaters. But, after winning 67 medals and finishing second in 2016, UK Sport is now targeting between 45-70 medals and a top-five finish in Tokyo.
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Blomkamp’s dystopian satire left so many questions unanswered that it simply demands a follow-up – and recent US politics could be the perfect inspiration
The greatest science fiction movies always leave us wanting to know more. Think Alien, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Terminator, Blade Runner, Ex Machina or The Matrix. All are spiked with so much enigma – visions of the future that are only half-explained – that we finish the movie desperate for more information. Was Deckard a replicant? Who built and placed the monoliths? Where did the xenomorphs come from? Should Neo have taken the blue pill? These are the kinds of questions that fuel message board speculation for decades after the movie hit cinemas.
Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 stands up to any of the movies mentioned above in terms of its ability to create a living, breathing science fiction world that both wows the senses with its shocking differences from our own reality and inspires us to look at the inadequacies of our own societal structures. Blomkamp’s ingenious decision to blend the then-fresh found-footage style with racial satire amid the rancid slums of alternate reality South Africa marked out the 2009 film as a rare example of intelligent science fiction on the big screen. It put Sharlto Copley on Hollywood’s radar and briefly saw the director take on the mantle of coming man of futuristic cinema: the middling Elysium followed in 2013, with the underrated Chappie arriving in 2015, but, despite the latter returning us to the mean streets of Jo’burg, Blomkamp’s star never quite recovered its early sparkle.
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An astonishing Olympic career that began in 1991, and has spanned four teams, is poised to come to a close in Japan
So much can happen in the sporting world across four years alone, but throughout the Olympic cycles in recent memory, during a period in which thousands of athletes have had long and fruitful careers before departing into the night, one of the few certainties at each Olympics has been the enduring presence of Oksana Chusovitina.
As a gymnast in a sport dominated for so long by teenagers, Chusovitina was already at a relatively advanced age two decades ago, and she was considered a complete aberration by the time she was 30. Yet Tokyo 2020 marks her eighth Olympics in a career that has spanned three decades. As she completed her podium training on Thursday before her attempts to qualify for another vault final on Sunday, she told reporters in Tokyo that it would be her last.
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With a blaze of indigo and white fireworks lighting the night sky, the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony has started. In a nearly empty national stadium, devoid of any crowd energy, it began with a single female athlete at the centre of the stadium, kneeling. As she stood, the shadow behind her took the shape of a seedling, growing as she walked. A number of athletes were featured in a video that started with the moment Tokyo won the Olympic bid in 2013, before showing images of a world silenced by the Covid pandemic
Defensive midfielder on dealing with criticism, why she is enjoying Hege Riise’s management and the hotel ‘corridor club’ in Japan
After the World Cup in 2019, Manchester City’s Keira Walsh was hit so hard by the criticism she faced that she thought about stepping away from football.
In France Walsh did not look like the player who had become so integral to City’s midfield and defensive strategy until the semi-final against USA, where she played her best game of the tournament, with England’s underdog status perhaps lifting the pressure.
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The author of the book behind TV smash The Undoing talks about her new novel The Plot, a thriller about plagiarism – and how she fell for Hugh Grant
In January 2020, the American novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz was “all in all, not in a great place”, despite the runaway success of the HBO series The Undoing, based on her novel You Should Have Known. She was extremely anxious about a new virus in China that she was reading about (she reads a lot of books on epidemiology). “I was pretty much the only person I knew at that point who was really freaking out,” she says cheerfully from her bedroom in upstate New York, her dog Sherlock snoozing serenely beside her. “And I was really freaking out. It felt like we were in the opening chapters of Stephen King’s The Stand.” She was also furious about the first impeachment of President Trump, the outcome of which seemed all too clear. “I think if I had been scared without being angry, or I had been angry without being scared, it wouldn’t have been so combustible, but I was both.”
More personally, she was exhausted by wrestling with the second draft of a novel that was refusing to come together. She was so nervous about a meeting with her editor, who had already turned the book down once, that she forced her husband, the Pulitzer prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon, to come with her. He waited in a nearby coffee shop while she went off to her publishers in a state of “total meltdown”. Her editor still didn’t think the book was ready, but suddenly an idea “just popped” into Korelitz’s head, and she began outlining a story that she barely knew herself. “I’d gone into that meeting unable to sell one novel and apparently I had left with a two-book deal, which I’ve never had before.”
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Visit comes as China tightens control over region’s Buddhist culture and invests heavily in infrastructure
The Chinese leader has made his first visit to Tibet as president as authorities tighten controls over the Himalayan region’s traditional Buddhist culture, accompanied by an accelerated drive for economic development and modernised infrastructure.
State media reported on Friday that Xi Jinping had visited sites in the capital, Lhasa, including the Drepung monastery, Barkhor Street and the public square at the base of the Potala Palace that was home to the Dalai Lamas, Tibet’s traditional spiritual and temporal leaders.
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Extreme rainstorms are continuing their path of destruction, dumping 260mm on the city of Xinxiang in just two hours
Thousands of people remain trapped in central China as floods continue to batter the region, killing at least 51, a number that is expected to rise again sharply as recovery crews access previously submerged roads and tunnels in the capital city.
Record-breaking rainstorms – which dumped a year’s worth of rain on and around the capital of Henan province, Zhengzhou, earlier this week – have since moved north, affecting outer cities and regional areas, trapping people without electricity or fresh water, including at hospitals.
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A Former Olympian Discusses the Tribulations of Tokyo 2020 Thu, 22 Jul 2021 20:38:47 +0000 Angela Ruggiero, an Olympic gold medallist and a former member of the International Olympic Committee, discusses the merits of holding the Games in Tokyo. Match ID: 25 Score: 40.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 0 days qualifiers: 40.00 japan
Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc. started trading on Thursday, veering between gains and losses and down 0.5% at last check. The electric-vehicle maker, formerly Faraday Future, merged with a blank-check company in a deal announced in January and finalized this week. Faraday said its luxury electric crossover FF 91 is coming to market next year. "Now as a public company, FF will capture the growing market with an entirely differentiated product," the company said. The vehicle was promised three years ago. The deal gave Faraday $1 billion, "sufficient funds" to support the production and delivery of the FF 91 electric vehicle, which is to be sold in the U.S. and in China, the company said in January.
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Five members of a Hong Kong union behind a series of children’s books about sheep trying to hold back wolves from their village have been arrested for sedition. The arrests were made by the new national security police unit, which is undertaking a sweeping crackdown on dissent. The two men and three women detained had 'conspired to publish, distribute, exhibit or copy seditious publications', the unit said
China commuters tell of flooded carriage terror Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:09:18 GMT Passengers tell of their fear after a busy subway carriage was flooded in central Henan province. Match ID: 30 Score: 40.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 1 day qualifiers: 40.00 china
Tokyo’s Olympics Have Become the Anger Games Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:00:00 +0000 The Olympics are supposed to be a symbol of global togetherness, but Tokyo’s are shaping up to be the least wanted in history. Match ID: 31 Score: 40.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 40.00 japan
Dramatic footage shows the moment an aluminium plant exploded in China's central Henan province after a record-breaking rain storm. Local government officials said Dengfeng Power Group's plant exploded when flood waters from a nearby river breached a wall and entered it
The European Robotic Arm (ERA) is on its way to the International Space Station after being launched on a Proton rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, at 16:58 CEST on 21 July 2021.
The 11-m-long robot is travelling folded and attached to what will be its home base – the Multipurpose Laboratory Module, also called ‘Nauka’. The Proton-M booster placed Nauka and ERA into orbit around 10 minutes after liftoff, nearly 200 km above Earth.
The International Space Station already has two robotic arms; Canadian and Japanese robots play a crucial role in berthing spacecraft and transferring payloads and astronauts. However, neither arm can reach the Russian segment.
ERA is the first robot capable of ‘walking’ around the Russian parts of the orbital complex. It can handle components up to 8000 kg with 5 mm precision, and it will transport astronauts from one working site to another.
How to Watch the 2021 Summer Olympics Wed, 21 Jul 2021 11:00:00 +0000 There are plenty of ways to watch the games you want—and some of them are even free if you get creative. Match ID: 41 Score: 40.00 source: www.wired.com age: 2 days qualifiers: 40.00 japan
Analysis: War may be winding down, but with Assad in charge for seven more seven years the country remains splintered
Standing on a podium on Saturday to take an oath of office, Bashar al-Assad declared himself the only man who could rebuild Syria.
His first foreign guest, China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, seemed to enhance his claim, endorsing the president’s win in a May poll described by Britain and Europe as “neither free nor fair” and laying a marker to help get the job started.
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Club announced intention to change name in December 2020
Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will be called Guardians.
The ballclub announced the name change Friday with a video on Twitter narrated by actor Tom Hanks, ending months of internal discussions triggered by a national reckoning by institutions and teams to permanently drop logos and names considered racist.
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Worldwide concern over the use of invasive spyware sold to autocratic regimes
The Pegasus project investigation has reverberated across the world; claims about the use of invasive spyware, and the governments that use the technology, have provoked demonstrations, political outrage and calls for industry regulation.
Here, Guardian reporters pull together the impact of the investigation, which has put a spotlight on the government customers of the Israeli company NSO Group.
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The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 192.6 million on Friday, while the death toll climbed above 4.1 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. leads the world with a total of 34.3 million cases and in deaths with 610,177 as the highly infectious delta variant continues to spread fast, especially in states with low vaccination rates. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky warned Thursday that the U.S. is not out of the woods yet, as the highly transmissible delta variant continues to infect especially unvaccinated people. "It is one of the most infectious respiratory viruses we know of and that I have seen in my 20-year career," Walensky said at a White House briefing, with hospitals reaching capacity in some parts of the country. The CDC's vaccine tracker shows rates remain static from day-to-day, as fewer Americans come forward for shots. Just 48.8% of the overall population is fully vaccinated, and just 59.7% of adults 18-years-and-older have received both shots, while 68.6% have received at least one. That remains just short of President Joe Biden's goal of having at least 70% of the adult population receive one shot by the recent July 4 holiday.
India is second by cases at 31.3 million and third by deaths at 419,470, according to its official numbers, which are expected to be undercounted.
Brazil is second in deaths at 547,016 but is third in cases at 19.5 million. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 237,626 but has recorded just 2.7 million cases, according to its official numbers. In Europe, Russia continues to pull ahead of the U.K. by deaths at 149,796, while the U.K. has 129,266, making Russia the country with the fifth-highest death toll in the world and highest in Europe. The U.K. fully reopened its economy on Monday against the advice of healthcare experts, who are concerned at the continued rapid spread of cases there that is forcing many to isolate and quarantine.
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Food delivery firm Zomato surges 65% in key India debut Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:09:54 +0000 Shares in Zomato, a Gurgaon-based food delivery company and first of India’s consumer tech startups to go public, closed up 65% in its debut day of trading in Mumbai, delivering a key insight into the appetite investors have for the world’s second largest internet market’s burgeoning startup ecosystem. Zomato’s shares traded all day above the […] Match ID: 49 Score: 35.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days qualifiers: 35.00 india
The photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was shot dead last week while documenting the Taliban offensive in Afghanistan. His award-winning work for Reuters spanned some of the world’s most era-defining crises. He said: ‘I shoot for the common man who wants to see and feel a story from a place where he can’t be present himself.’ Siddiqui leaves behind his wife, Rike, and two children. And a breathtaking body of work
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In today’s episode, two princesses from the United Arab Emirates show up in our leaked records – and we look at whether powerful spyware is being used against UK citizens
In 2018, Princess Latifa, a daughter of Dubai’s ruler, made a bid for freedom. Together with a Finnish fitness instructor and a French former spy, she fled the United Arab Emirates.
The Guardian’s Dan Sabbagh tells Michael Safi that at the height of the escape drama, it can now be revealed, the mobile numbers for Latifa and some of her friends back home appeared on a database at the heart of the Pegasus project data investigation. Latifa was ultimately captured by Indian special forces and returned to Dubai. The UAE described it not as an escape attempt but as a kidnapping.
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New Zealand has long prided itself on having an “independent” foreign policy that charts a middle path between great powers. It’s an approach for which the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, and her new foreign minister, Nanaia Mahuta, have voiced strong support. Over the past week, however, Ardern has moved towards a much closer alignment with America.
It’s the latest sign that for small countries caught amid great power competition, independence is increasingly difficult. It also raises the question: is this the end of New Zealand’s “independent” foreign policy, and if so, what comes next?
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How China’s Hacking Entered a Reckless New Phase Mon, 19 Jul 2021 19:43:38 +0000 The country’s hackers have gotten far more aggressive since 2015, when the Ministry of State Security largely took over the country’s cyberespionage. Match ID: 61 Score: 34.29 source: www.wired.com age: 3 days qualifiers: 34.29 china
ITER Celebrates Milestone, Still at Least a Decade Away From Fusing Atoms Mon, 24 Aug 2020 15:00:00 GMT Machine assembly has commenced, but this gigantic nuclear fusion experiment costing tens of billions of dollars is nowhere near starting up Match ID: 64 Score: 20.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 333 days qualifiers: 5.71 japan, 5.71 china, 5.00 india, 4.29 south korea
Turning back to the ONS infection survey, here are the figures from the data tables showing the estimate for what percentage of the population in England would have tested positive on 14 July by region.
North-east: 1 in 45
Experts and charities have raised the alarm about rising youth violence in the UK and say it could erupt over the summer, aggravated by Covid lockdowns, mental health problems and months out of education, my colleague Jessica Murray reports.
Shares of Moderna Inc. gained 0.3% in trading on Thursday after the company said Taiwan purchased another 35 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine. The deal could also include Moderna's variant booster shot if and when it is authorized. Twenty million doses are expected to be delivered in 2022 and another 15 million in 2023. Moderna's stock has jumped 209.8% since the beginning of the year, while the broader S&P 500 is up 15.1%.
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Candiru is a secretive Israel-based company that sells spyware exclusively to governments. Reportedly, their spyware can infect and monitor iPhones, Androids, Macs, PCs, and cloud accounts.
Using Internet scanning we identified more than 750 websites linked to Candiru’s spyware infrastructure. We found many domains masquerading as advocacy organizations such as Amnesty International, the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as media companies, and other civil-society themed entities.
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Biden Puts a $10M Bounty on Foreign Hackers Sat, 17 Jul 2021 14:00:00 +0000 Plus: REvil goes dark, spyware runs amok, and more of the week's top security news. Match ID: 68 Score: 17.14 source: www.wired.com age: 6 days qualifiers: 17.14 china
10 Exciting Engineering Milestones to Look for in 2021 Thu, 07 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT Expect advances in Mars missions, wearable brain scanners, and quantum communications Match ID: 69 Score: 15.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 196 days qualifiers: 5.71 china, 5.00 india, 4.29 south korea
Tokyo Olympics: How quiet rebel Naomi Osaka is changing Japan Fri, 16 Jul 2021 08:54:44 GMT Naomi Osaka's relationship with Japan has not always been easy, but change rarely is. How the face of the Games is changing the host nation. Match ID: 70 Score: 11.43 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 7 days qualifiers: 11.43 japan
Spotting Mystery Methane Leaks From Space Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:00:00 GMT A fleet of microsatellites will identify emitters of the gas, which is responsible for a quarter of global warming Match ID: 72 Score: 11.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 269 days qualifiers: 5.71 japan, 5.71 china
Japan on Track to Introduce Flying Taxi Services in 2023 Fri, 04 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT SkyDrive’s success in conducting a piloted eVTOL test indicates short-hop flights are close to commercial reality Match ID: 73 Score: 11.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 321 days qualifiers: 5.71 japan, 5.71 china
China to Launch Space Mining Bot Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT Chinese company sets out first steps towards extracting space resources Match ID: 77 Score: 10.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 309 days qualifiers: 5.71 china, 5.00 india
Spacety Has Big Plans for Small Satellites Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT Spacety was one of China’s first private space companies and has so far been involved in 10 space launches Match ID: 79 Score: 10.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 520 days qualifiers: 5.71 china, 5.00 india
China Tries To Solve Its Rocket Debris Problem Thu, 24 Jun 2021 13:34:00 GMT Warnings aren't enough, but reusable rockets might be Match ID: 80 Score: 8.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 29 days qualifiers: 5.71 china, 2.86 taiwan
China is making sure that all newly discovered zero-day exploits are disclosed to the government.
Under the new rules, anyone in China who finds a vulnerability must tell the government, which will decide what repairs to make. No information can be given to “overseas organizations or individuals” other than the product’s manufacturer.
No one may “collect, sell or publish information on network product security vulnerabilities,” say the rules issued by the Cyberspace Administration of China and the police and industry ministries.
This just blocks the cyber-arms trade. It doesn’t prevent researchers from telling the products’ companies, even if they are outside of China...
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Global Democracies Need to Align to Fight Disinformation Wed, 07 Jul 2021 13:00:00 +0000 Before authoritarians pollute the 2022 midterms, the US and EU must build a blueprint for democratic internet governance. Match ID: 86 Score: 5.71 source: www.wired.com age: 16 days qualifiers: 5.71 china
A timelapse from various angles of the launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 with Crew Dragon Endeavour leaving Earth from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.
The rocket lifted off at 10:49 BST (11:49 CEST, 05:49 local time) on 23 April 2021 from Launchpad 39A in Cape Canaveral with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide.
On 24 April at 11:08 CEST the Crew-2 caught up with the International Space Station and docked with its Harmony module, marking the start of Thomas’ Alpha mission.
Thomas is the first ESA astronaut to fly in space in a vehicle other than the Russian Soyuz or the US Space Shuttle, and the first ESA astronaut to leave Earth from Florida, USA, in over a decade. This is his second flight, his first mission called Proxima saw Thomas fly to the Space Station on a Soyuz from Baikonur in Kazakhstan and his expedition broke records for amount of hours spent on research at the time.
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Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, and Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide. The Crew-2 spend around 24 hours travelling to the International Space Station. The rocket lifted off at 11:49 on 23 April 2021 from Launchpad 39A in Cape Canaveral at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.
Thomas is the first ESA astronaut to fly in space in a vehicle other than the Russian Soyuz or the US Space Shuttle, and the first ESA astronaut to leave Earth from Florida, USA, in over a decade. This is his second flight, his first mission called Proxima saw Thomas fly to the Space Station on a Soyuz from Baikonur in Kazakhstan and his Expedition broke records for amount of hours spent on research at the time.
Thomas’ second mission to the International Space Station is called Alpha. This is after Alpha Centauri, the closest stellar system to Earth, following the French tradition to name space missions after stars or constellations.
Over 200 experiments are planned during Thomas’s time in space, with 40 European ones and 12 new experiments led by France’s space agency CNES.
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Here's What You Need to Know About China's Mars Rover Mon, 29 Mar 2021 11:00:00 GMT Tianwen-1 is expected to attempt a difficult Martian landing in May; if it survives, expect to hear much more Match ID: 90 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 116 days qualifiers: 5.71 china
Don't Believe the Hype About Hypersonic Missiles Fri, 05 Feb 2021 13:00:00 GMT Hypersonic tech represents merely evolutionary change that isn't worth the price Match ID: 91 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 168 days qualifiers: 5.71 china
China Launches Beidou, Its Own Version of GPS Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:00:00 GMT China places the final Beidou navigation system satellite into orbit Match ID: 95 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 344 days qualifiers: 5.71 china
Plasma Jets May One Day Propel Aircraft Fri, 15 May 2020 14:29:00 GMT Plasma thrusters could help jet planes fly without fossil fuels Match ID: 97 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 434 days qualifiers: 5.71 china
Here’s Where and How We Think China Will Land on Mars Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:13:00 GMT China’s 2020 HX-1 Mars mission will draw on previous lunar explorations and human spaceflights Match ID: 98 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 484 days qualifiers: 5.71 china
Satellites and AI Monitor Chinese Economy’s Reaction to Coronavirus Tue, 10 Mar 2020 21:00:00 GMT Researchers at WeBank mine satellite, GPS, and social media data to conclude that the Chinese economy is well on the way to recovering from COVID-19 Match ID: 100 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 499 days qualifiers: 5.71 china