NASA plans emergency spacewalk on ISS

NASA plans emergency spacewalk on ISS

Posted May 22, 2017 09:20:57 Photo: NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson (pictured) and Jack Fischer will partner for the spacewalk. (Reuters: NASA) Related Story: ‘A burrito of awesomeness smothered in awesome sauce’: Astronaut describes arriving at ISS Related Story: NZ space launch has nation reaching for the stars A pair of astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station for an emergency spacewalk to replace a failed computer, one of two that control major US systems aboard the orbiting outpost, NASA says. The primary device failed on Saturday, leaving the $100…

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Water breaches 'Doomsday' vault entrance

Water breaches 'Doomsday' vault entrance

The Global Seed Vault is beneath the icy permafrost of Svalbard, midway between Norway and the North Pole. Carved into the side of a mountain, the vault holds more than 500 million seeds from around the globe that could be used to recreate food supplies. The seeds were unharmed by the water breach. Hege Njaa Aschim, a spokeswoman for the management company, Statsbygg, said water seeped only about 15 meters in to part of an access tunnel during the “very unusual warm and rainy October.” “We have seen changes; the…

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Formula E: Buemi wins as di Grassi crashes down and out in Paris

Formula E: Buemi wins as di Grassi crashes down and out in Paris

Starting from pole, the Renault eDams driver controlled the race from start to finish to record an 11th career victory in Formula E and open up a 43-point gap at the top of the drivers’ championship. If it was plain sailing for Buemi at the front it was anything but behind him as his main rivals faltered in the race run on the streets surrounding Les Invalides in Paris’ 7th arrondissement. Home favorite Jean-Eric Vergne had missed out on pole by just 0.006 seconds earlier in the day and pursued…

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Meghan’s wedding fashion faux pas

Meghan’s wedding fashion faux pas

SHE wisely let bride Pippa Middleton have all the attention on her white wedding day, but Prince Harry’s TV star girlfriend Meghan Markle could have made her first fashion faux pas — after attending the lavish reception wearing black. While the day had been all about the bride, the belle of the after-party ball was arguably Prince Harry’s new girlfriend Meghan Markle who snuck into the festivities in a glamorous long black dress, sunglasses and a white jacket. The dress code for the late-night reception was “black tie” — an…

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Temperature to drop into single digits

Temperature to drop into single digits

WA has copped a drenching this weekend and there’s much more winter weather to come. Some parts of WA recorded more than 30mm of rain this morning, as a strong cold front lashed the state. In Perth, the worst of the weather hit between midnight last night and 5am, with Bickley copping the heaviest fall of 32.8mm. Dwellingup recorded 33.4mm, while the city was hit with a relatively light 17.2mm. Despite this weekend’s rainfall, Perth is struggling to reach May’s average rainfall of 117mm but don’t be fooled, winter is…

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