The Orion spacecraft can carry four crew members and support deep-space missions, unlike previous craft designed for short flights. Orion will dock at the Gateway, a spaceship that will go into orbit around the moon and be used as a lunar outpost. About 250,000 miles from Earth, the Gateway will allow easier access to the entire surface of the moon and potentially deep-space exploration. … [Read more...] about Eight nations sign NASA’s Artemis Accords that guide cooperative exploration of the moon
The Gateway will also serve as a hub for science experiments, much like the space station has for 20 years. The first two investigations that will fly on the Gateway have already been chosen. Both are essentially two miniature weather stations, one from NASA, called HERMES, and one from ESA, known as ERSA, that will monitor space radiation to protect astronauts and aid in better understanding of the sun. The NASA station's name, HERMES, stands for the Heliophysics Environmental and Radiation Measurement Experiment Suite and ESA's ERSA is the European Radiation Sensors Array. … [Read more...] about NASA, European Space Agency to collaborate on Artemis Gateway lunar outpost
So, while those experiences may color my perspective, they also inform it. I can say without a doubt that the issues many Black men care about in South Carolina, and across the South, are the same ones they care about in the Midwest, on the West Coast, and most other places you can think of in this country. … [Read more...] about Black voters: Low propensity, or low priority?
The Hill’s Niall Stanage writes that Harris is a barrier-breaking figure, being both the first woman elected as vice president and the first Black person to hold the position. She is also the first vice president since Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreThe Memo: Harris moves signal broad role as VP By making Durham special counsel, AG Barr spares Biden tough choices Press: Divided government begins in Georgia MORE to enter office as the obvious favorite to succeed the person in the top job. Gore, during his vice presidency, was particularly identified with specific issues, including the environment and government reform. So far, the signs are that Harris will seek a more wide-ranging role. A transition official noted that Biden had spoken of Harris as having the same status as he did with then-President Obama: the last person in the room for the big decisions. … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Mastercard – Congress inches closer to virus relief deal
His Olympic career included carrying the U.S. flag at the 1960 Games and lighting the torch at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to open the 1984 Games. Johnson set world records in the decathlon three different times amid a fierce rivalry with his UCLA teammate C.K. Yang of Taiwan and Vasily Kuznetsov of the former Soviet Union. … [Read more...] about Rafer Johnson, who Won the Decathlon at the 1960 Olympics and Helped Subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s Assassin, Has Died